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Re: Pacman with Stars

Ian Stewart
 

Thanks Kent, once in awhile everything on the imaging train works out.

Cheers

Ian

On 9/12/2021 2:11 PM, Kent Blackwell wrote:

Ian, that is without a doubt the best image I have ever seen of The Pacman. I love the B&W hues, it'll give novices an idea of what they're seeing when being shown it in a telescope. 


Re: Pacman with Stars

Kent Blackwell
 

Ian, that is without a doubt the best image I have ever seen of The Pacman. I love the B&W hues, it'll give novices an idea of what they're seeing when being shown it in a telescope. 


Pacman with Stars

Ian Stewart
 

OK got some good star data last night. Here's the combined Ha and LRGB image.
Cheers
Ian
Pacman Nebula


BBAA September Skywatch

Kent Blackwell
 
Edited

We all had a great time last night at the September 2021 BBAA Skywatch. It was nice seeing so many faces, including Brian and Karen M, whom I haven't seen in several years. I arrived at 7:15 and there was only one space left to set up, so I set up next to Shawn L and Gabriel. If you don't know Gabriel yet, you're in for a treat. My goodness, he is so fast finding deep sky object imaginable, and with no electronics. In fact most objects he knew how to find from memory. His only reference was the Jumbo Pocket Atlas from Sky & Telescope. Gabriel is only 17. He was wound up tighter than a John Cameron Swayze doing a Timex watch commercial. Sorry, younger generations you'll have that up. The sky was crystal clear but I was very disappointed in the seeing, Saturn and Jupiter looked terrible Did that alter the public's enthusiasm? No way, everyone was enamored to see Saturn. Jupiter was fun too, because Io was nearly in contract with Jupiter. Here's a list of most of the objects I observed, and shared with many folks. Thank goodness Gabriel was next door to me because he shared views with the biggest crowd, and he loved every minute of it!

Kent Blackwell

List: 21/09/11 BBAA Skywatch

Achird - Eta Cas
(Variable Double Star in Cassiopeia)

Pacman Nebula - NGC 281
(Bright Nebula in Cassiopeia)

NGC 6210
(Planetary Nebula in Hercules)

Messier 92
(Globular Cluster in Hercules)

Tom Thumb Cluster - NGC 6451
(Open Cluster in Scorpius)

Cat's Eye Nebula - NGC 6543
(Planetary Nebula in Draco)

Messier 28
(Globular Cluster in Sagittarius)

Messier 22
(Globular Cluster in Sagittarius)

Messier 56
(Globular Cluster in Lyra)

Dumbbell Nebula - M 27
(Planetary Nebula in Vulpecula)

Saturn Nebula - NGC 7009
(Planetary Nebula in Aquarius)

Messier 15
(Globular Cluster in Pegasus)

Messier 2
(Globular Cluster in Aquarius)

IC 5217
(Planetary Nebula in Lacerta)

Blue Snowball Nebula - NGC 7662
(Planetary Nebula in Andromeda)

Helix Nebula - NGC 7293
(Planetary Nebula in Aquarius)

Hercules Cluster - M 13
(Globular Cluster in Hercules)

Lagoon Nebula - M 8
(Bright Nebula in Sagittarius)

Omega Nebula - M 17
(Bright Nebula in Sagittarius)

Little Dumbbell Nebula - M 76
(Planetary Nebula in Perseus)

Messier 30
(Globular Cluster in Capricornus)


Re: Snake

Stu Beaber
 

Ted...after reading a bit about it, I believe you are correct...good job!   

Stu

On Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 8:54 PM Ted Forte <tedforte511@...> wrote:

My money is on a juvenile Eastern Ratsnake.

 

Ted

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stu Beaber
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 4:51 PM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Snake

 

Anybody know what kind of snake this is?


Re: Snake

Stu Beaber
 

No longer...don't like snakes. I average 4 or 5 a year here


On Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 9:05 PM Kayce Cover <synalia@...> wrote:
Looks like a watersnake to me - I think, a Northern Watersnake.  He looks very thin.  Is he alive?
Best wishes,
Kayce


Kayce Cover,
Syn Alia Training Systems http://synalia.com



On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 7:51 PM Stu Beaber <wd4sel@...> wrote:
Anybody know what kind of snake this is?


Re: Snake

Stu Beaber
 

That was my first guess when I bagged the first. I do have a shallow lake right behide my house 


On Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 9:05 PM Kayce Cover <synalia@...> wrote:
Looks like a watersnake to me - I think, a Northern Watersnake.  He looks very thin.  Is he alive?
Best wishes,
Kayce


Kayce Cover,
Syn Alia Training Systems http://synalia.com



On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 7:51 PM Stu Beaber <wd4sel@...> wrote:
Anybody know what kind of snake this is?


Re: Snake

Kayce Cover
 


On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 9:05 PM Kayce Cover via groups.io <synalia=gmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
Looks like a watersnake to me - I think, a Northern Watersnake.  He looks very thin.  Is he alive?
Best wishes,
Kayce


Kayce Cover,
Syn Alia Training Systems http://synalia.com



On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 7:51 PM Stu Beaber <wd4sel@...> wrote:
Anybody know what kind of snake this is?


Re: Snake

Stu Beaber
 

Nope


On Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 9:00 PM Jim Tallman <jctallman@...> wrote:
No rattle..?

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Re: Snake

Kayce Cover
 

Looks like a watersnake to me - I think, a Northern Watersnake.  He looks very thin.  Is he alive?
Best wishes,
Kayce


Kayce Cover,
Syn Alia Training Systems http://synalia.com



On Sat, Sep 11, 2021 at 7:51 PM Stu Beaber <wd4sel@...> wrote:
Anybody know what kind of snake this is?


Re: Snake

Stu Beaber
 

Does look very similar...


On Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 8:54 PM Ted Forte <tedforte511@...> wrote:

My money is on a juvenile Eastern Ratsnake.

 

Ted

 

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To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Snake

 

Anybody know what kind of snake this is?


Re: Snake

Jim Tallman <jctallman@...>
 

You know the cane break rattlesnake is around...

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Re: Snake

Jim Tallman <jctallman@...>
 

No rattle..?

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Re: Snake

Stu Beaber
 

Yeah...but I only have black snakes and garder snakes here...til this summer. I killed this one on the deck about 3 weeks ago and today another just like it under the door to the astroshack!


On Sat, Sep 11, 2021, 8:48 PM charles jagow <chuck@...> wrote:
A dead one?

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On Sep 11, 2021, at 5:51 PM, Stu Beaber <wd4sel@...> wrote:

Anybody know what kind of snake this is?
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Member – San Diego Astronomy Association

Member – Colorado Springs Astronomy Association

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Re: Snake

Ted Forte
 

My money is on a juvenile Eastern Ratsnake.

 

Ted

 

From: BackBayAstro@groups.io <BackBayAstro@groups.io> On Behalf Of Stu Beaber
Sent: Saturday, September 11, 2021 4:51 PM
To: BackBayAstro@groups.io
Subject: [BackBayAstro] Snake

 

Anybody know what kind of snake this is?


Re: Snake

charles jagow
 

A dead one?

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On Sep 11, 2021, at 5:51 PM, Stu Beaber <wd4sel@...> wrote:

Anybody know what kind of snake this is?
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Snake

Stu Beaber
 

Anybody know what kind of snake this is?


Re: Skywatch Saturday (Tomorrow) 11 September

George Reynolds
 

Sorry to say, I will miss Skywatch tonight. My wife wants to go to the 9/11 memorial event at Mount Trashmore tonight. She is so tolerant of all my astronomy goings and comings, it's the least I can do to accommodate her this time. I do love her.

George


George Reynolds

"Solar System Ambassador" for South Hampton Roads, Virginia
Back Bay Amateur Astronomers (BBAA) 
http://www.backbayastro.org


 


On Saturday, September 11, 2021, 08:21:50 AM EDT, gddandrade via groups.io <gddandrade@...> wrote:


Weather looks good, so unless something comes up I will be there


Re: Starless Pacman

Roy Diffrient
 

The power of the dark side, Luke!


On Sep 11, 2021, at 3:42 PM, charles jagow <chuck@...> wrote:



Nice majik, no stars!!

 

 

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Member – Dark Skies of The Wet Mountain Valley

Member - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Member – San Diego Astronomy Association

Member – Colorado Springs Astronomy Association

Future         Verde Mont Observatory

Gone...        Rott'n Paws Observatory

 

 

Finally got my guiding sorted out last night. Here's a starless version of the Ha component of NGC281 or the Pacman Nebula. I'll try and add some color and stars tonight.
Cheers
Ian
NGC281


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v/r

Chuck Jagow

Member – Dark Skies of The Wet Mountain Valley

Member - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Member – San Diego Astronomy Association

Member – Colorado Springs Astronomy Association

Future         Verde Mont Observatory

Gone...        Rott'n Paws Observatory

 

 


Re: Starless Pacman

charles jagow
 

Nice majik, no stars!!

 

 

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Member – Dark Skies of The Wet Mountain Valley

Member - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Member – San Diego Astronomy Association

Member – Colorado Springs Astronomy Association

Future         Verde Mont Observatory

Gone...        Rott'n Paws Observatory

 

 

Finally got my guiding sorted out last night. Here's a starless version of the Ha component of NGC281 or the Pacman Nebula. I'll try and add some color and stars tonight.
Cheers
Ian
NGC281


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v/r

v/r

Chuck Jagow

Member – Dark Skies of The Wet Mountain Valley

Member - Back Bay Amateur Astronomers

Member – San Diego Astronomy Association

Member – Colorado Springs Astronomy Association

Future         Verde Mont Observatory

Gone...        Rott'n Paws Observatory

 

 

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