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I am down

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

Is anyone else having trouble connecting?

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

Arp 298

Dan Crowson
 

Arp 298 consists of NGC 7469 (UGC 12332, VV 1962 and many others), the odd Seyfert 1 galaxy at the center and IC 5283 (PGC 70350 and others), the distorted spiral with a plume above it. These are located approximately 225 million light-years away in Pegasus.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged October 25th, 26th, 30th and November 16th and 17th, 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/49143999566/sizes/l/


Dan

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Re: NGC 7769, 7770, 7771

Gregg Ruppel
 

Yes, the three brightest. 7769 is on the right.

Gregg

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On Nov 28, 2019, at 4:42 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:

Gregg,

Nice. Is the third galaxy the one at 3 o'clock from the bottom galaxy?

Bernard


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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 7769, 7770, 7771

Hi all:

Here is an interesting trio of galaxies within the great square of Pegasus that somehow didn't make it into Arp's catalog: NGC 7769, 7770 and 7771:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc7769-LRGB.jpg

There are several fainter background galaxies behind the trio.

Cropped, inverted:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc7769_crop.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc%207769.html

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Re: NGC 7769, 7770, 7771

Bernard Miller
 

Gregg,

Nice. Is the third galaxy the one at 3 o'clock from the bottom galaxy?

Bernard

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 7769, 7770, 7771

Hi all:

Here is an interesting trio of galaxies within the great square of Pegasus that somehow didn't make it into Arp's catalog: NGC 7769, 7770 and 7771:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc7769-LRGB.jpg

There are several fainter background galaxies behind the trio.

Cropped, inverted:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc7769_crop.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc%207769.html

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Re: NGC 797 + 801

Bernard Miller
 

Dan,

 

Nice detail in the galaxies.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Thursday, November 28, 2019 3:33 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 797 + 801

 

NGC 797 (UGC 1541, PGC 7832, VV 428, MCG+06-05-078 and others) is a face-on spiral interacting with MCG+06-05-078b (NGC 797b, VV 428b and others).

 

NGC 801 (UGC 1550, PGC 7847 and others) is an AGN galaxy located above NGC 797.

 

Information on both of these is parse and all over the place. Estimates put these between 160 and 260 million light-years away in Andromeda.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged November 22nd, 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/49139329117/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: NGC 797 + 801

Gregg Ruppel
 

Very nice.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Nov 28, 2019, at 3:33 PM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:



NGC 797 (UGC 1541, PGC 7832, VV 428, MCG+06-05-078 and others) is a face-on spiral interacting with MCG+06-05-078b (NGC 797b, VV 428b and others).

 

NGC 801 (UGC 1550, PGC 7847 and others) is an AGN galaxy located above NGC 797.

 

Information on both of these is parse and all over the place. Estimates put these between 160 and 260 million light-years away in Andromeda.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged November 22nd, 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/49139329117/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Berkeley 17

Dan Crowson
 

Berkeley 17 is a trumpler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpler_classification) class III 1 r open cluster located approximately 8,800 light-years away in Auriga. Be 17 could be the oldest open cluster. More information can be found here - https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/1538-4357/aa89e2/pdf.

 

Luminance – 24x300s – binned 1x1 – 120 minutes

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

 

182 minutes total exposure – 3 hours 2 minutes

 

Imaged October 23rd and November 22nd, 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/49139220796/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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NGC 797 + 801

Dan Crowson
 

NGC 797 (UGC 1541, PGC 7832, VV 428, MCG+06-05-078 and others) is a face-on spiral interacting with MCG+06-05-078b (NGC 797b, VV 428b and others).

 

NGC 801 (UGC 1550, PGC 7847 and others) is an AGN galaxy located above NGC 797.

 

Information on both of these is parse and all over the place. Estimates put these between 160 and 260 million light-years away in Andromeda.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged November 22nd, 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/49139329117/sizes/l/

 

Dan

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Re: NGC 6357 - The Lobster Nebula in narrowband

Gregg Ruppel
 

Bernard

Nicely processed...this target appears to be one where there is enough SII to make a difference using the Hubble palette.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Nov 27, 2019, at 9:50 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:



Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 6357, also known as the Lobster Nebula, taken with narrowband filters and processed using the Hubble palette. Although known as the Lobster nebula, the FOV of this image is too small to see the entire nebula. It lies about 8,000 light years away in the constellation Scorpius. This nebula is home to open star cluster Pismis 24, which has some of the most unusually bright and massive stars in the galaxy. The intricate patterns are caused by complex interactions between interstellar winds, radiation pressures, magnetic fields, and gravity.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC6357_NB.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

NGC 6357 - The Lobster Nebula in narrowband

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 6357, also known as the Lobster Nebula, taken with narrowband filters and processed using the Hubble palette. Although known as the Lobster nebula, the FOV of this image is too small to see the entire nebula. It lies about 8,000 light years away in the constellation Scorpius. This nebula is home to open star cluster Pismis 24, which has some of the most unusually bright and massive stars in the galaxy. The intricate patterns are caused by complex interactions between interstellar winds, radiation pressures, magnetic fields, and gravity.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC6357_NB.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 

NGC 7769, 7770, 7771

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

Here is an interesting trio of galaxies within the great square of Pegasus that somehow didn't make it into Arp's catalog: NGC 7769, 7770 and 7771:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc7769-LRGB.jpg

There are several fainter background galaxies behind the trio.

Cropped, inverted:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc7769_crop.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc%207769.html

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Gregg
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Re: NGC 55

Madhup Rathi
 

Beautiful…..

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:34 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 55

 

Bernard
I like the processing on this one, especially the added Ha.  There are a LOT of background galaxies when viewing the full size image.  Thanks for sharing.

Clear skies,
 
Gregg
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On 11/21/2019 7:21 PM, Bernard Miller wrote:

Hi,

This is an image of NGC55. Wikipedia says this is called the Whale Galaxy, but I am pretty sure that is more commonly used to refer to NGC 4631. Perhaps the Southern Whale galaxy. It is a barred spiral galaxy about 7 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is one of the closest galaxies in the local group, which is the group of galaxies that we reside in.

Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC55.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

 

Re: Comet I2 Borisov

Madhup Rathi
 

Nice.....

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Comet I2 Borisov

Hi all:

The "interstellar" comet I2 Borisov has brightened a bit and now has a defined tail:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_LRGB_112319.jpg

LRGB, 40 minutes total exposure

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Re: Comet I2 Borisov

Gregg Ruppel
 

I have been using The Sky Live since my planetarium program doesn’t support eccentricities greater than 3:


You can generate an ephemeral for your location and desired time...

Gregg

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On Nov 23, 2019, at 3:59 PM, William McLaughlin <IC5070@...> wrote:

Very nice. I had a shot at it from home in Oregon a couple nights ago and found it but the weather here shut me down. We are still not up and running at DSNM but should be in early December.

Interestingly, for those with TSX systems, until just a week or so ago TSX would not accept Borisov because they had not allowed for eccentricities above 2. They finally fixed that oversight with a daily update.

Re: Comet I2 Borisov

Dan Crowson
 

That TheSkyX issue was pretty common across the majority of planetarium programs. Now that the update for Windows has been pushed out, we can track on it (there were work-arounds when not tracking) but this is the last new moon cycle (until the moon comes up in the morning) to catch it before it is probably too low for us in the northern hemisphere. The forecast doesn’t look real promising.


Dan

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of William McLaughlin
Sent: Saturday, November 23, 2019 4:59 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Comet I2 Borisov

 

Very nice. I had a shot at it from home in Oregon a couple nights ago and found it but the weather here shut me down. We are still not up and running at DSNM but should be in early December.

Interestingly, for those with TSX systems, until just a week or so ago TSX would not accept Borisov because they had not allowed for eccentricities above 2. They finally fixed that oversight with a daily update.

Re: Comet I2 Borisov

William McLaughlin
 

Very nice. I had a shot at it from home in Oregon a couple nights ago and found it but the weather here shut me down. We are still not up and running at DSNM but should be in early December.

Interestingly, for those with TSX systems, until just a week or so ago TSX would not accept Borisov because they had not allowed for eccentricities above 2. They finally fixed that oversight with a daily update.

Re: Comet I2 Borisov

Bernard Miller
 

Greg,

Nice catch. It took me a while to find the comet. Thanks for sharing.

Bernard

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Comet I2 Borisov

Hi all:

The "interstellar" comet I2 Borisov has brightened a bit and now has a defined tail:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_LRGB_112319.jpg

LRGB, 40 minutes total exposure

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Comet I2 Borisov

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

The "interstellar" comet I2 Borisov has brightened a bit and now has a defined tail:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_LRGB_112319.jpg

LRGB, 40 minutes total exposure

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Gregg
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Re: NGC 55

Dan Crowson
 

Brian,

 

Looking good especially with the moonlight which would have been near it? I’m glad it sounds like you’re getting your mount where it needs to be. I was a bit bummed when you mentioned having issues.

 

Do Tally and MJ share the setup in the building next us? Met Tally when I was down last time but it was after dark and I know how it is when you’re trying to get things going so I didn’t want to encroach on his time. I think I tried reaching out through flickr or something like that to get him to join this group but I don’t remember getting a response.


Dan

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Friday, November 22, 2019 5:07 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 55

 

That’s a great Whale shot, Bernard.

 

When at DSNM, I found that I had never retightened the wedge under my Planewave L-350.  So the slight flexure was probably most of the source of my poor tracking.  Also, PW told me to look at the ground wire at the board and I found it to be rather loose (could have caused my occasional mount communication drops).  So my trip was successful.  Met newcomers Tally and MJ from Boulder.

 

I was able to get 210 minutes on the Sculptor Galaxy in the moonlight.  About half 5’ exposures, about half 10’ exposures (all unguided).

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5LnA6FHloA/

 

This is a bit over processed, but it seems what my Instagram followers like.

Brian

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:22 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 55

 

Hi,

This is an image of NGC55. Wikipedia says this is called the Whale Galaxy, but I am pretty sure that is more commonly used to refer to NGC 4631. Perhaps the Southern Whale galaxy. It is a barred spiral galaxy about 7 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is one of the closest galaxies in the local group, which is the group of galaxies that we reside in.

Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC55.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

Re: NGC 55

Brian Ottum
 

That’s a great Whale shot, Bernard.

 

When at DSNM, I found that I had never retightened the wedge under my Planewave L-350.  So the slight flexure was probably most of the source of my poor tracking.  Also, PW told me to look at the ground wire at the board and I found it to be rather loose (could have caused my occasional mount communication drops).  So my trip was successful.  Met newcomers Tally and MJ from Boulder.

 

I was able to get 210 minutes on the Sculptor Galaxy in the moonlight.  About half 5’ exposures, about half 10’ exposures (all unguided).

 

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5LnA6FHloA/

 

This is a bit over processed, but it seems what my Instagram followers like.

Brian

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 9:22 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 55

 

Hi,

This is an image of NGC55. Wikipedia says this is called the Whale Galaxy, but I am pretty sure that is more commonly used to refer to NGC 4631. Perhaps the Southern Whale galaxy. It is a barred spiral galaxy about 7 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is one of the closest galaxies in the local group, which is the group of galaxies that we reside in.

Comments and suggestions are welcomed.

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC55.htm

Thanks,

Bernard