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Re: Internet

Bernard Miller
 

Dan,

Yep. Some sort of glitch on my side. All's good now.

Thanks,

Bernard

On Jan 20, 2020, at 12:52 PM, Dean Glace <icehouse1026@...> wrote:

Bernard,

I am connected right now to my all sky camera and SkyAlert System at DSNM.

Dean
On Jan 20, 2020, at 2:08 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:


Hi,

Is anyone else having internet problems. I can’t connect at all.

Bernard


Congrats Madhup

Dan Crowson
 

http://www.astronomy.com/photos/picture-of-day/2020/01/smart-object

 

Dan

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Re: vdB 62 and 63

Brian Ottum
 

That gold color is unique, thanks for sending.

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 3:12 PM
To: EurekaObsClub@groups.io; main@STLAstronomy.groups.io; ASEMDigitalSIG <ASEMDigitalSIG@groups.io>; DSNM <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io>; taaaforum@...
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] vdB 62 and 63

Hi all:

vdB 62 and 63 are two golden colored emission nebulae in Orion. They are separated by the inky black dark nebula LDN 1622:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB62_63-LRGB.jpg

LRGB, a little over 15 hours total exposure from Animas, NM

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vdB 62 and 63

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

vdB 62 and 63 are two golden colored emission nebulae in Orion. They are separated by the inky black dark nebula LDN 1622:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB62_63-LRGB.jpg

LRGB, a little over 15 hours total exposure from Animas, NM

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Clear skies,

Gregg
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Re: NGC1055

Gregg Ruppel
 

Nice...one of my favorite galaxies.  Thanks for sharing.
Clear skies,

Gregg
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On 1/20/2020 9:55 AM, Dean Glace wrote:

https://flic.kr/p/2ihySuA

Here is an image of NGC1055 I imaged last night at DSNM.
R,G,B. 300 sec. 8 images each Bin 2x2.

Astrotech AT14RCT
SBIG STT8300M
Planewave L350 mount.

Re: Internet

Dan Crowson
 

Bernard,

I can see your all sky camera and I can see that Howard's stuff is on so I think the issue is your PC.

Dan
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-----Original Message-----
From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dean Glace
Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 1:14 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Internet

Bernard,

I am connected right now to my all sky camera and SkyAlert System at DSNM.

Dean
On Jan 20, 2020, at 2:08 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:


Hi,

Is anyone else having internet problems. I can’t connect at all.

Bernard

Re: Internet

Dean Glace
 

Bernard,

I am connected right now to my all sky camera and SkyAlert System at DSNM.

Dean

On Jan 20, 2020, at 2:08 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:


Hi,

Is anyone else having internet problems. I can’t connect at all.

Bernard

Re: Hickson 2

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

Is anyone else having internet problems? I can’t connect at all.

Thanks,

Bernard



On Jan 19, 2020, at 5:19 PM, Brian Ottum <ottum@...> wrote:



Lots of galaxies there, with interesting structure.

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:23 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Hickson 2

 

Hickson Compact Group 2 consists of:

 

UGC 312 (UGC 312 E, PGC 1921, HCG 2a and others) – the odd spiral left (east) of center

Mrk 552 (UGC 312 W, PGC 1914, HCG 2b and others) – the spiral to the right (west) of UGC 312

UGC 314 (PGC 1927, HCG 2c and others) – the spiral below UGC 312

UGC 315 (PGC 1934, HCG 2d and others) – the spiral to the left of UGC 314

 

All of these are located in Pisces.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 20th, 21st and 27th, 2019 and January 13th, 20202nd, 20th and 29th, 2019 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/49405188188/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Internet

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

Is anyone else having internet problems. I can’t connect at all.

Bernard

NGC1055

Dean Glace
 

https://flic.kr/p/2ihySuA

Here is an image of NGC1055 I imaged last night at DSNM.
R,G,B. 300 sec. 8 images each Bin 2x2.

Astrotech AT14RCT
SBIG STT8300M
Planewave L350 mount.

Re: Hickson 2

Brian Ottum
 

Lots of galaxies there, with interesting structure.

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Saturday, January 18, 2020 5:23 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Hickson 2

 

Hickson Compact Group 2 consists of:

 

UGC 312 (UGC 312 E, PGC 1921, HCG 2a and others) – the odd spiral left (east) of center

Mrk 552 (UGC 312 W, PGC 1914, HCG 2b and others) – the spiral to the right (west) of UGC 312

UGC 314 (PGC 1927, HCG 2c and others) – the spiral below UGC 312

UGC 315 (PGC 1934, HCG 2d and others) – the spiral to the left of UGC 314

 

All of these are located in Pisces.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 20th, 21st and 27th, 2019 and January 13th, 20202nd, 20th and 29th, 2019 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/49405188188/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 

Re: Finally operational

Dan Crowson
 

Nice looking setup. Glad you’re up and running.


Dan

 

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Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of William McLaughlin
Sent: Sunday, January 19, 2020 8:49 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Finally operational

 

[Edited Message Follows]

We are finally operational. It should have happened it October but numerous things kept getting in the way. We still have a few things that need to be done like our low-light (non-IR) monitoring IP camera install but the system is at least operational as of last night.  Hope to have an actual image soon, weather permitting.  Here is a (not great) photo of our relatively modest system.

Bill-Tom System
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My images can be found at:

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Re: Finally operational

William McLaughlin
 

There is no OAG on the piggyback system since it is a 200mm Canon camera lens so there would not be enough back-focus. There is a mini-guidescope/guide camera (can't see it on the image as it is on the other side) but our tests have shown that with our polar alignment and pro-track we can do 15 minutes unguided so we will not be using the glidescope much. Camera (QSI 690) and lens are Tom's but I built the system.  Better benchtop build photo is here, you can see the rings for the mini-guidescope:

200 mm on Bench

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My images can be found at:

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Re: Finally operational

Gregg Ruppel
 

Congrats on getting all set up.  Is there an OAG in there somewhere or is the piggy-backed system also a guider?
Clear skies,

Gregg
Visit my astronomy & astrophotography site
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/
On 1/19/2020 7:48 AM, William McLaughlin wrote:

[Edited Message Follows]

We are finally operational. It should have happened it October but numerous things kept getting in the way. We still have a few things that need to be done like our low-light (non-IR) monitoring IP camera install but the system is at least operational as of last night.  Hope to have an actual image soon, weather permitting.  Here is a (not great) photo of our relatively modest system.

Bill-Tom System
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My images can be found at:

and

Finally operational

William McLaughlin
 
Edited

We are finally operational. It should have happened it October but numerous things kept getting in the way. We still have a few things that need to be done like our low-light (non-IR) monitoring IP camera install but the system is at least operational as of last night.  Hope to have an actual image soon, weather permitting.  Here is a (not great) photo of our relatively modest system.

Bill-Tom System
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My images can be found at:

and

Hickson 2

Dan Crowson
 

Hickson Compact Group 2 consists of:

 

UGC 312 (UGC 312 E, PGC 1921, HCG 2a and others) – the odd spiral left (east) of center

Mrk 552 (UGC 312 W, PGC 1914, HCG 2b and others) – the spiral to the right (west) of UGC 312

UGC 314 (PGC 1927, HCG 2c and others) – the spiral below UGC 312

UGC 315 (PGC 1934, HCG 2d and others) – the spiral to the left of UGC 314

 

All of these are located in Pisces.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 20th, 21st and 27th, 2019 and January 13th, 20202nd, 20th and 29th, 2019 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/49405188188/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Dan Crowson                          dcrowson@...
Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 

Re: c2017 T2 PanSTARRS

William McLaughlin
 

Looks nice! We are finally approaching operational. My imaging buddy Tom is down at DSNM right now and has things about 80% set up. Hope to see a real image soon.....
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M105

Dan Crowson
 

M105 (NGC 3379, UGC 5902 and others) is large elliptical at the right. The most recent (http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-ref?bibcode=2016AJ....152...50T) reference puts this one at approximately 36.6 million light-years away in Leo.

 

NGC 3384 (NGC 3371?, UGC 5911 and others) the odd-looking spiral at the center. This one is approximately 32.7 million light-years away.

 

NGC 3389 (NGC 3373?, UGC 5914 and others) is the blue spiral at the left. This one is approximately 66.6 million light-years away.

 

All of these are part of the M96 or Leo I group of galaxies. While the members list appears to be vague, a table of some of them can be found here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M96_Group.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

RGB – 12x300s – 60 minutes each – binned 2x2

 

420 minutes total exposure – 7 hours

 

Imaged December 29th, 2019 and January 3rd, 5th and 6th, 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/49368733418/sizes/l/

 

This image was taken under extreme conditions. January 3rd was very good. I managed to capture asteroids down to magnitude 20. The RGB captured on January 5th and 6th was during terrible conditions but good enough for LRGB.

 

Dan

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Dan Crowson                          dcrowson@...
Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 

c2017 T2 PanSTARRS

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

Comet T2 PanSTARRS continues to shine around magnitude 9 as it heads toward a meeting with the Double Cluster later this month:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/c2017-T2-PanSTARRS-LRGB_011020.jpg

LRGB, 40 minutes total exposure with the full moon 60 degrees away.

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Clear skies,

Gregg
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Re: Animas in the News

Dan Crowson
 

Brian,

 

That might not mean much since the moon is near full. I didn’t check to see if there were camera observations but I suspect they would be a little challenging. Maybe in another week without the moon?


Dan

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Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 3:15 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Animas in the News

 

Yes, I’ve been plotting AAVSO light curves for several days since you alerted me.  Going back 40 years it is UNPRECEDENTED.  But the last few days show nothing changing.

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 4:13 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Animas in the News

 

Brian,

 

Sadly, my stars can look this different in successive exposures with the recent seeing. :/

 

I posted this locally because several people asked –

 

Go to https://www.aavso.org/ and enter alf Ori into the search box on the right and hit plot light curve. It might sound bad for lack of a better term but I would then uncheck the visual observations box on the chart. You can change dates among other things by clicking the preferences button at the top. It looks like it has dimmed almost a magnitude since the start of November.

 

There is something here in that it appears to be the dimmest it has been in a long time. I changed the chart to go back 20 years and it doesn’t show anything like this. Being a bright star, it can be a challenge to get non-visual observations so something could have been missed.

 

It is not a bad thing that people are asking questions and looking. If I see another Orion image minus Betelgeuse I might scream.

 

Dan

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Dan Crowson                          dcrowson@...
Dardenne Prairie MO               http://www.crowson.com

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Friday, January 10, 2020 3:05 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Animas in the News

 

Spaceweather picked up my side-by-side Betelgeuse shot.  Two caveats for you experts:

  1. Dan pointed out that this is really not a scientific comparison of brightness due to many factors (humidity, elevation, transparency, etc).
  2. The last 7 days have shown that the dimming has ceased (lightcurve is flat).

 

Brian

 

https://spaceweatherarchive.com/2020/01/10/the-fainting-of-betelgeuse-update/