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Re: Comet T2 PANSTARRS Last Night

Gregg Ruppel
 

Great shot Brian.  I am looking forward to 1/25, 1/26, 1/27 as the comet passes the double cluster!
Clear skies,

Gregg
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On 1/23/2020 9:37 AM, Brian Ottum wrote:

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: Comet T2 PANSTARRS Last Night

Dan Crowson
 

Brian,

 

That is really neat. I’ve never heard of that asterism.


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2020 10:38 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

 

Comet T2 PANSTARRS Last Night

Brian Ottum
 

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

 

UGC 2495 + 2500

Dan Crowson
 

UGC 2495 (PGC 11449) is a S0 spiral on the right side of the image. This galaxy appears to have a faint tidal tail looping around on the left (east) side.

 

UGC 2500 (PGC 11484) is a SBa spiral at the center of the image.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged December 31st, 2019 and January 17th and 18th, 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/49419460488/sizes/l/

 

Thanks to astro99 for pointing this one out on CloudyNights - https://www.cloudynights.com/topic/688844-tidal-wave-near-pgc-11449.

 

Dan

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Re: vdB 62 and 63

Joe Ziha
 

Nice!

Joe

On Jan 20, 2020, at 2:11 PM, Gregg Ruppel <ruppel0709@...> wrote:

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: 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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Clear skies,

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

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

--
Clear skies,

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

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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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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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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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