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Re: NGC 2207 & IC 2163

Bernard Miller
 

Gregg,

Really nice image of these two galaxies. The first thing I thought when I saw them is they must be Arp galaxies, but apparently not.

Bernard

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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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Re: NGC 3726

Bernard Miller
 

Gregg,

Great color and detail. I need to add this to my list.

Bernard

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 3726

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: M50

Bernard Miller
 

Gregg,

Better late than never.

Bernard

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] M50

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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Re: NGC 4636 with SN 2020ue

Bernard Miller
 

Dan,

 

Very nice elliptical galaxy. Nice well-defined core.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 4:31 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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Re: NGC 4244

Bernard Miller
 

Beautiful Dan. I am not sure how I missed this one. I love blue galaxies like this one and will definitely have to do this one sometime.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Saturday, February 8, 2020 10:21 AM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 4244

 

NGC 4244 (UGC 7322, PGC 39422, Caldwell 26 and others) is a large edge-on spiral located approximately 14 million light-years away in Canes Venatici.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged January 28th, 30th and 31st, 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/49506737897/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: Arp 237

Bernard Miller
 

Dan,

 

Nice job. Almost half a billion light years. That is impressive.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Sunday, February 9, 2020 5:15 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Arp 237

 

Arp 237 consists of MCG+02-24-014 (PGC 26844) and UGC 5044 (PGC 26842) at the center of the image. These along with NVSS J092734+121613 (PGC 26831), the galaxy just below and to the right and 2MASX J09273421+1218053 (PGC 26830) above and to the right are designated as Hickson 38. Located in Leo, the three of the four with distance estimates all appear to be approximately 414 million light-years away.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged January 25th and 26th, 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/49513494091/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: Comet T2 PANSTARRS Last Night

Bernard Miller
 

Brian,

 

I am little behind but this is a really cool image. You should submit it to APOD. They seem to love this type of stuff with comets passing by other objects or asterisms.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 9:38 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Comet T2 PANSTARRS Last Night

 

I was surprised to see that the comet entered a “flying saucer” asterism last night:

 

https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=159024

 

Brian

 

Re: vdB 48 IC426 IC423

Bernard Miller
 

Beautiful Gregg.

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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: NGC 2261 - Hubble's Variable Nebula

Gregg Ruppel
 

Dan
One of the most detailed images of this target that I have seen - nice work.  Thanks for sharing...
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On 2/16/2020 1:18 PM, Dan Crowson wrote:

NGC 2261 (Ced 83, LBN 920, Caldwell 46 and others) is a nebula located approximately 2,609 light-years (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-ref?bibcode=2006ApJ...653..657M) away in Monoceros. The clouds of dust are illuminated by R Monocerotis.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged February 13th, 14th and 15th, 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/49544320841/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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NGC 2261 - Hubble's Variable Nebula

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 2261 (Ced 83, LBN 920, Caldwell 46 and others) is a nebula located approximately 2,609 light-years (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-ref?bibcode=2006ApJ...653..657M) away in Monoceros. The clouds of dust are illuminated by R Monocerotis.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged February 13th, 14th and 15th, 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/49544320841/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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NGC 2798 & 2799 (Arp 283)

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

NGC 2798 and 2799 are two apparently interacting galaxies on the Lynx-Ursa Major border.  They are also cataloged as Arp 283 "double galaxies with infall and attraction".

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc2798_2799-LRGB.jpg

1.3X crop shows the faint arcing wisp of 2799 onto 2798:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc2798_2799crop.jpg

Lots of faint galaxies in the FOV, including UGC 4904 just south (below) NGC 2798/99.
LRGB, 9 hours total exposure from Dark Sky New Mexico, near Animas, NM

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Re: A Rather Bright Comet

Gregg Ruppel
 

Brian 

Thanks for the heads up.  I’m just getting back up for imaging after my PC got fried.

Gregg

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On Feb 13, 2020, at 9:23 AM, Brian Ottum <ottum@...> wrote:



We are in a real drought when it comes to good comets.  T2 is OK, and will max at about mag 8.   

C/2019 Y1 (ATLAS) was to peak at about max 14 in March but it now looks like it will hit 8.   Here’s a shot I got last night:

https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=159414

 

11x3min exposures.  No filters or autoguiding.

 

Reports show it at mag 9.5.   Unfortunately, Y1 stays low in western twilight, so no great display.

 

Brian

 

Re: A Rather Bright Comet

Dan Crowson
 

Nice catch, Brian.

 

I think there is another somewhat bright morning one in C/2020 A2 Iwamoto. I think it is currently in Draco and heading south. Might we worth pointing at once the moon is a bit out of the way.

 

Dan

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Thursday, February 13, 2020 10:23 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] A Rather Bright Comet

 

We are in a real drought when it comes to good comets.  T2 is OK, and will max at about mag 8.   

C/2019 Y1 (ATLAS) was to peak at about max 14 in March but it now looks like it will hit 8.   Here’s a shot I got last night:

https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=159414

 

11x3min exposures.  No filters or autoguiding.

 

Reports show it at mag 9.5.   Unfortunately, Y1 stays low in western twilight, so no great display.

 

Brian

 

A Rather Bright Comet

Brian Ottum
 

We are in a real drought when it comes to good comets.  T2 is OK, and will max at about mag 8.   

C/2019 Y1 (ATLAS) was to peak at about max 14 in March but it now looks like it will hit 8.   Here’s a shot I got last night:

https://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=159414

 

11x3min exposures.  No filters or autoguiding.

 

Reports show it at mag 9.5.   Unfortunately, Y1 stays low in western twilight, so no great display.

 

Brian

 

Re: Stephan's Quintet

Brian Ottum
 

I totally agree with Dan.  My recent shot is very tiny compared to this!

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 9:37 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Stephan's Quintet

 

Bernard,

 

Nice image. You don’t often seem this this ‘close.’


Dan

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2020 11:13 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Stephan's Quintet

 

Hi,

This is an image of Stephan's Quintet which is comprised of five galaxies in the constellation Pegasus. The five galaxies are NGC 7320, NGC 7319, NGC 7318a, NGC 7318b, NGC 7317. Four of the galaxies, NGC 7317, NGC7318a, NGC 7318b, and NGC 7319 form a physical association and will likely merge. The fifth galaxy, NGC 7320, is a foreground galaxy about seven times closer to earth than the other galaxies.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

http://azstarman.net/CDK/STEPH.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

Re: Stephan's Quintet

Dan Crowson
 

Bernard,

 

Nice image. You don’t often seem this this ‘close.’


Dan

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2020 11:13 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Stephan's Quintet

 

Hi,

This is an image of Stephan's Quintet which is comprised of five galaxies in the constellation Pegasus. The five galaxies are NGC 7320, NGC 7319, NGC 7318a, NGC 7318b, NGC 7317. Four of the galaxies, NGC 7317, NGC7318a, NGC 7318b, and NGC 7319 form a physical association and will likely merge. The fifth galaxy, NGC 7320, is a foreground galaxy about seven times closer to earth than the other galaxies.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

http://azstarman.net/CDK/STEPH.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

Re: Stephan's Quintet

Gregg Ruppel
 

Bernard
Excellent work and  resolution!  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Feb 10, 2020, at 10:13 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:



Hi,

This is an image of Stephan's Quintet which is comprised of five galaxies in the constellation Pegasus. The five galaxies are NGC 7320, NGC 7319, NGC 7318a, NGC 7318b, NGC 7317. Four of the galaxies, NGC 7317, NGC7318a, NGC 7318b, and NGC 7319 form a physical association and will likely merge. The fifth galaxy, NGC 7320, is a foreground galaxy about seven times closer to earth than the other galaxies.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

http://azstarman.net/CDK/STEPH.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

Stephan's Quintet

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

This is an image of Stephan's Quintet which is comprised of five galaxies in the constellation Pegasus. The five galaxies are NGC 7320, NGC 7319, NGC 7318a, NGC 7318b, NGC 7317. Four of the galaxies, NGC 7317, NGC7318a, NGC 7318b, and NGC 7319 form a physical association and will likely merge. The fifth galaxy, NGC 7320, is a foreground galaxy about seven times closer to earth than the other galaxies.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

http://azstarman.net/CDK/STEPH.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

Re: Building 8 (at Least) is down

William McLaughlin
 

Apparently, it required the ISP to come out and fix it, that implies that it was the cable or fiber modem (whichever is the case) and not DSNM equipment.
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Arp 237

Dan Crowson
 

Arp 237 consists of MCG+02-24-014 (PGC 26844) and UGC 5044 (PGC 26842) at the center of the image. These along with NVSS J092734+121613 (PGC 26831), the galaxy just below and to the right and 2MASX J09273421+1218053 (PGC 26830) above and to the right are designated as Hickson 38. Located in Leo, the three of the four with distance estimates all appear to be approximately 414 million light-years away.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 8x300s – 40 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged January 25th and 26th, 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/49513494091/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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