Observing M-Objects


Kent Blackwell
 

After looking at the moon and planets with their telescopes amateur astronomer desire to see other objects. Most all of us like to look for deep sky objects, the better ones called "M" objects. Most are faint but the challenge lies in seeing them. Examples include M 1 (The Crab Nebula), M 5 (a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens), M 57 (The Ring Nebula) and M 31 (The Andromeda Galaxy). Normally a dark sky is required to see these. I was not only able to see them but to also photograph numerous "M" objects during my 3 day visit to Manhattan in NYC. Here is my picture of some New York City M-objects.


charles jagow
 

Have you started the Big-Apple Messier List yet?

 

 

 

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After looking at the moon and planets with their telescopes amateur astronomer desire to see other objects. Most all of us like to look for deep sky objects, the better ones called "M" objects. Most are faint but the challenge lies in seeing them. Examples include M 1 (The Crab Nebula), M 5 (a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens), M 57 (The Ring Nebula) and M 31 (The Andromeda Galaxy). Normally a dark sky is required to see these. I was not only able to see them but to also photograph numerous "M" objects during my 3 day visit to Manhattan in NYC. Here is my picture of some New York City M-objects.


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Chuck Jagow

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Rott'n Paws Observatory

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preciousmyprecious
 

Haha, good one Kent. You had me,... except I was wondering why you were calling them "M" objects and some I thought you somehow miraculously got them through the light pollution. There I go again putting you on a pedestal. 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:16:49 PM EDT, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:


After looking at the moon and planets with their telescopes amateur astronomer desire to see other objects. Most all of us like to look for deep sky objects, the better ones called "M" objects. Most are faint but the challenge lies in seeing them. Examples include M 1 (The Crab Nebula), M 5 (a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens), M 57 (The Ring Nebula) and M 31 (The Andromeda Galaxy). Normally a dark sky is required to see these. I was not only able to see them but to also photograph numerous "M" objects during my 3 day visit to Manhattan in NYC. Here is my picture of some New York City M-objects.


George Reynolds
 

Kent, I love it! You did especially well on M57 and M101!  :-)

George


On Wed, Jul 7, 2021 at 15:10, preciousmyprecious via groups.io
<preciousmyprecious@...> wrote:
Haha, good one Kent. You had me,... except I was wondering why you were calling them "M" objects and some I thought you somehow miraculously got them through the light pollution. There I go again putting you on a pedestal. 

Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:16:49 PM EDT, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:


After looking at the moon and planets with their telescopes amateur astronomer desire to see other objects. Most all of us like to look for deep sky objects, the better ones called "M" objects. Most are faint but the challenge lies in seeing them. Examples include M 1 (The Crab Nebula), M 5 (a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens), M 57 (The Ring Nebula) and M 31 (The Andromeda Galaxy). Normally a dark sky is required to see these. I was not only able to see them but to also photograph numerous "M" objects during my 3 day visit to Manhattan in NYC. Here is my picture of some New York City M-objects.


Bruce
 

Kent,

I’m impressed as usual. Keep up that sense of humor.

Dr Bruce

Sent from Dr B's iPad Pro


Jonathan Scheetz
 

Too funny!  Got me as well. Is there a "C" line for Caldwell objects?


jimcoble2000
 

you are an ill person

On Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:16:49 PM EDT, Kent Blackwell <kent@...> wrote:


After looking at the moon and planets with their telescopes amateur astronomer desire to see other objects. Most all of us like to look for deep sky objects, the better ones called "M" objects. Most are faint but the challenge lies in seeing them. Examples include M 1 (The Crab Nebula), M 5 (a globular cluster in the constellation Serpens), M 57 (The Ring Nebula) and M 31 (The Andromeda Galaxy). Normally a dark sky is required to see these. I was not only able to see them but to also photograph numerous "M" objects during my 3 day visit to Manhattan in NYC. Here is my picture of some New York City M-objects.


Kent Blackwell
 

No bus, but there is a C train, subway.