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Re: NGC 4636 with SN 2020ue

Brian Ottum
 

Dan,

That SN clearly sticks out!  Great shot.

Brian

 

 

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Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 6:31 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 4636 with SN 2020ue

 

NGC 4636 (UGC 7878, PGC 42734 and others) is a large (approximately 105,000 light-years in diameter) elliptical galaxy located approximately 49 million light-years away in Virgo.

 

On January 12th, 2020, Koichi Itagaki discovered a magnitude 15 supernova designated as SN 2020ue (https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2020ue). This one has brightened to around magnitude 12.1. The supernova is the bright, out of place blue star at about 5 o’clock under NGC 4636.

 

2MASX J12424244+0247035 (PGC 1237353 and others) is the largest galaxy above NGC 4636. It is the brightest member of Abell 1599.

 

Luminance – 31x600s – 310 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8:8:9x300s – 40:40:45 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

435 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 15 minutes

 

Imaged over six nights in January, 2020 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49483610087/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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NGC 4636 with SN 2020ue

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 4636 (UGC 7878, PGC 42734 and others) is a large (approximately 105,000 light-years in diameter) elliptical galaxy located approximately 49 million light-years away in Virgo.

 

On January 12th, 2020, Koichi Itagaki discovered a magnitude 15 supernova designated as SN 2020ue (https://wis-tns.weizmann.ac.il/object/2020ue). This one has brightened to around magnitude 12.1. The supernova is the bright, out of place blue star at about 5 o’clock under NGC 4636.

 

2MASX J12424244+0247035 (PGC 1237353 and others) is the largest galaxy above NGC 4636. It is the brightest member of Abell 1599.

 

Luminance – 31x600s – 310 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8:8:9x300s – 40:40:45 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

435 minutes total exposure – 7 hours 15 minutes

 

Imaged over six nights in January, 2020 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49483610087/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Berkeley 29

Dan Crowson
 

Berkeley 29 (oddly, UGC 3583, MCG+03-18-002 and others) is a trumpler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpler_classification) class II 3 r open cluster located approximately 72,000 light-years away in Gemini. A 2004 paper (https://arxiv.org/pdf/astro-ph/0408078.pdf) suggests that this is the most distant open cluster known.

 

Luminance – 24x300s – binned 1x1 – 120 minutes

RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

 

Imaged December 20th and 31st, 2019 and January 27th and February 1st, 2020 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49479404026/sizes/l/


Dan

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M50

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

I've been imaging with a CCD since 1998 and somehow never shot the beautiful open cluster in Monoceros, M50.  Well, here it is:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/m50-LRGB.jpg

LRGB, 4 hours total exposure.  This may be my last image for a while; my observatory PC somehow died and needs to be replaced.

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Berkeley 69

Dan Crowson
 

Berkeley 69 is a trumpler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpler_classification) class III 2 p open cluster located approximately 13,000 light-years (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-ref?bibcode=2014MNRAS.444..290B) away in Auriga.

 

Luminance – 24x300s – binned 1x1 – 120 minutes

RGB – 8x180s – 24 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

 

Imaged January 28th and 29th, 2020 from Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG STF-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT12RCT at f/8 2432mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/49474585206/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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NGC 3726

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

NGC 3726 is a small but bright spiral galaxy in Ursa Major:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc3726-LRGB.jpg

LRGB, a little over 5 hours total exposure from Animas, NM (Dark Sky New Mexico)

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Re: First Light Image Seagull Nebula 200 mm Canon Lens

Gregg Ruppel
 

Nice color and composition.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Jan 29, 2020, at 4:47 PM, William McLaughlin <IC5070@...> wrote:

First light image from the piggyback 200mm system.  Straight RGB, Unguided, 5 minute subs. See full specs on main Astrobin page.

Hope to get the main refractor running on Friday, it needs a part swapped.


Seagull at 200 mm

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Re: First Light Image Seagull Nebula 200 mm Canon Lens

Madhup Rathi
 

Very nice. 

On Jan 29, 2020, at 6:49 PM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:



Really nice image!

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of William McLaughlin
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:47 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] First Light Image Seagull Nebula 200 mm Canon Lens

 

First light image from the piggyback 200mm system.  Straight RGB, Unguided, 5 minute subs. See full specs on main Astrobin page.

Hope to get the main refractor running on Friday, it needs a part swapped.


Seagull at 200 mm

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Re: First Light Image Seagull Nebula 200 mm Canon Lens

Dan Crowson
 

Really nice image!

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of William McLaughlin
Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 5:47 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] First Light Image Seagull Nebula 200 mm Canon Lens

 

First light image from the piggyback 200mm system.  Straight RGB, Unguided, 5 minute subs. See full specs on main Astrobin page.

Hope to get the main refractor running on Friday, it needs a part swapped.


Seagull at 200 mm

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First Light Image Seagull Nebula 200 mm Canon Lens

William McLaughlin
 

First light image from the piggyback 200mm system.  Straight RGB, Unguided, 5 minute subs. See full specs on main Astrobin page.

Hope to get the main refractor running on Friday, it needs a part swapped.


Seagull at 200 mm

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Re: NGC 2207 & IC 2163

Brian Ottum
 

Great detail and color, Gregg.

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 2207 & IC 2163

Hi all

NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are two interacting galaxies in Canis Major.
Somehow Halton Arp missed these two.

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc2207_ic2163-LRGB.jpg

1.3X crop:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc2207_ic2163crop.jpg

LRGB, about 6.7 hours total exposure from Animas, NM (Dark Sky New Mexico)

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NGC 2207 & IC 2163

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all

NGC 2207 and IC 2163 are two interacting galaxies in Canis Major. Somehow Halton Arp missed these two.

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc2207_ic2163-LRGB.jpg

1.3X crop:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc2207_ic2163crop.jpg

LRGB, about 6.7 hours total exposure from Animas, NM (Dark Sky New Mexico)

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Re: Comet c2017 T2 PanSTARRS and Double Cluster

William McLaughlin
 
Edited

Very Nice image and welcome to the new members!  We are also just operational and I would have completed my first data last night except for the apparent mid-session roof closure last night. Should finish the data tonite. We are starting with our 200 mm piggyback system and a simple object because we need to swap a part on our main scope's guide system - currently being shipped down.  

I agree that a seeing monitor would be great, I have had an SBIG at my home roll-off and it is very helpful when deciding which system to use since I have a choice of 200mm, 530mm, and 1000mm. I do have to wonder why almost all the monitor system at DSNM are separate and often user owned. Virtually all the other remote sites have one good set of IP cameras and condition monitors that are available to everyone on a site web server. Tom and I do have a starlight, non-IR, IP camera going our building whenever they get it installed.

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Re: Comet c2017 T2 PanSTARRS and Double Cluster

Dan Crowson
 

M.J.,

I'd also manage that we're in the building right next to you (north) that is a copy of yours. I dropped in and talked to Tally for a few minutes when I was down at the end of September (I think) but he was setting up and I didn't want to be 'that guy' that distracted him while he was doing it.

We have a collection of weather stuff on our page here - https://adgsoftware.com/rh/boltwood/current.php. I think I might have remembered seeing a SkyAlert system (quite a few of those down there). We'd love to integrated a SQM and seeing monitor data if someone on the list has access.

Dan
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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Tuesday, January 28, 2020 8:31 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Comet c2017 T2 PanSTARRS and Double Cluster

Hi M.J.

Welcome to DSNM! It's a lot of work getting set up for remote imaging but well worth the trouble. I'll be looking for images from you and your partner soon. You're perfectly welcome to share my posted images - that's why I post them. We all learn from looking at the work of others, so I hope you will post yours. I have two partners in our
observatory: Dan Crowson (who is photo editor for the Reflector
magazine) and Andy Galasso (who is the support programmer for PHD2).

Clear skies,

Gregg
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On 1/27/2020 8:36 PM, MJ Post wrote:
Gregg _ I am a future fellow imager at DSNM and have been privy to all group postings. I'm very impressed by your work, and others, at DSNM. I hope to come close to achieving your quality some day. Once Software Bisque finishes testing my system, I'll be installing it into Building 2 with Tally O'Donnell. He's already there, tuning his rig a bit more. We're calling our observatory LRO, for LoBo Robotic Observatory. We're from the Longmont - Boulder area in Colorado, hence LoBo. And of course, Lobos is the mascot of U. of NM.

I enjoyed your image of the comet near the double cluster so much that I broadcast your URL for it to my Longmont Astronomical Club members, several of whom are avid comet watchers. I hope that's OK, and I did credit you properly. I thought it best to confess my crime.

M.J. Post
On January 27, 2020 at 8:23 AM Gregg Ruppel <ruppel0709@...> wrote:


Hi all:

T2 passing near the famous Double Cluster in Perseus on 1/26:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/T2_DoubleCluster-LRGB.jpg

LRGB, about 64 minutes total exposure.

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Re: Comet c2017 T2 PanSTARRS and Double Cluster

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi M.J.

Welcome to DSNM!  It's a lot of work getting set up for remote imaging but well worth the trouble.  I'll be looking for images from you and your partner soon.  You're perfectly welcome to share my posted images - that's why I post them.  We all learn from looking at the work of others, so I hope you will post yours.  I have two partners in our observatory: Dan Crowson (who is photo editor for the Reflector magazine) and Andy Galasso (who is the support programmer for PHD2).

Clear skies,

Gregg
Visit my astronomy & astrophotography site
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/

On 1/27/2020 8:36 PM, MJ Post wrote:
Gregg _ I am a future fellow imager at DSNM and have been privy to all group postings. I'm very impressed by your work, and others, at DSNM. I hope to come close to achieving your quality some day. Once Software Bisque finishes testing my system, I'll be installing it into Building 2 with Tally O'Donnell. He's already there, tuning his rig a bit more. We're calling our observatory LRO, for LoBo Robotic Observatory. We're from the Longmont - Boulder area in Colorado, hence LoBo. And of course, Lobos is the mascot of U. of NM.

I enjoyed your image of the comet near the double cluster so much that I broadcast your URL for it to my Longmont Astronomical Club members, several of whom are avid comet watchers. I hope that's OK, and I did credit you properly. I thought it best to confess my crime.

M.J. Post
On January 27, 2020 at 8:23 AM Gregg Ruppel <ruppel0709@...> wrote:


Hi all:

T2 passing near the famous Double Cluster in Perseus on 1/26:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/T2_DoubleCluster-LRGB.jpg

LRGB, about 64 minutes total exposure.

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Re: Comet c2017 T2 PanSTARRS and Double Cluster

MJ Post
 

Gregg _ I am a future fellow imager at DSNM and have been privy to all group postings. I'm very impressed by your work, and others, at DSNM. I hope to come close to achieving your quality some day. Once Software Bisque finishes testing my system, I'll be installing it into Building 2 with Tally O'Donnell. He's already there, tuning his rig a bit more. We're calling our observatory LRO, for LoBo Robotic Observatory. We're from the Longmont - Boulder area in Colorado, hence LoBo. And of course, Lobos is the mascot of U. of NM.

I enjoyed your image of the comet near the double cluster so much that I broadcast your URL for it to my Longmont Astronomical Club members, several of whom are avid comet watchers. I hope that's OK, and I did credit you properly. I thought it best to confess my crime.

M.J. Post

On January 27, 2020 at 8:23 AM Gregg Ruppel <ruppel0709@...> wrote:


Hi all:

T2 passing near the famous Double Cluster in Perseus on 1/26:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/T2_DoubleCluster-LRGB.jpg

LRGB, about 64 minutes total exposure.

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Re: vdB 48 IC426 IC423

Gregg Ruppel
 

You’ve probably seen higher res version of IC 423 (not sure how it has been described). Thanks for looking.

Gregg

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On Jan 27, 2020, at 3:15 PM, Brian Ottum <@Dobsonion> wrote:

Gregg,
Is that feature to the lower right some sort of a "devil" that I've seen before?
Brian

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] vdB 48 IC426 IC423

Hi all:
Here is an interesting dusty area just north of Orion's belt:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB48_IC426_423-LRGB.jpg

vdB48 is the reflection nebula on the left, IC 426 is near the center with IC 423 near the right border. The blue glow on the right is from 2nd magnitude delta Orionis, just outside of the frame.

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB48_IC426_IC423.html

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Re: vdB 48 IC426 IC423

Brian Ottum
 

Gregg,
Is that feature to the lower right some sort of a "devil" that I've seen before?
Brian

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] vdB 48 IC426 IC423

Hi all:
Here is an interesting dusty area just north of Orion's belt:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB48_IC426_423-LRGB.jpg

vdB48 is the reflection nebula on the left, IC 426 is near the center with IC 423 near the right border. The blue glow on the right is from 2nd magnitude delta Orionis, just outside of the frame.

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB48_IC426_IC423.html

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NGC 3115

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

NGC 3115 is a bright (mag 9.1) E-SO galaxy in Sextans (aka "Spindle Galaxy"):

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc3115-LRGB.jpg

The small galaxy near the bottom of the frame is PGC 29300.

LRGB, about 4 hours total exposure, from Animas, NM

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vdB 48 IC426 IC423

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:
Here is an interesting dusty area just north of Orion's belt:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB48_IC426_423-LRGB.jpg

vdB48 is the reflection nebula on the left,  IC 426 is near the center with IC 423 near the right border.  The blue glow on the right is from 2nd magnitude delta Orionis, just outside of the frame.

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB48_IC426_IC423.html

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