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Re: Static Internet Down

Al Acker
 

a ckt breaker was tripped... all should be back now.

Al


On Mon, Oct 7, 2019 at 9:06 PM Brian Ottum <ottum@...> wrote:
My webcam went down at 8:11pm MDT tonight.


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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Static Internet Down

It looks like the static Internet side went down around 8:18 PM tonight. I tried to reach out to a couple of people on site but haven’t heard anything. Anyone else reach out and/or have any status?

Dan

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Re: Arp 169

Bernard Miller
 

Orion’s Belt after a diet 😊

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2019 6:00 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Arp 169

 

Arp 169 consists of (north to south) NGC 7236 (UGC 11598, VV 1934a and many others), NGC 7237 and NGC 7237C (2MASX J22144877+1350006 and others). Part of Arp’s Galaxies (not classifiable as S or E) with diffuse counter tails class, these appear to be located approximately 340 million light-years away in Pegasus.

 

The spiral with a bright core below Arp 169 is PGC 68368.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged September 27th, 28th 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/48839687136/sizes/l/

 

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Re: M23

Bernard Miller
 

Wow Dan. I really like this one. I have never seen an open cluster with so many stars in the background. Usually the background is black.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Thursday, October 3, 2019 3:31 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] M23

 

M23 (NGC 6494 and others) is a trumpler (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpler_classification) class I 2 r open cluster located approximately 2150 light-years away in Sagittarius.

 

I also caught asteroid 74 Galatea while capturing the luminance. The trail can be found under a star on the left side of the image just below center.

 

Luminance – 12x600s – 120 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

240 minutes total exposure – 4 hours

 

Imaged September 26th and 27th, 2019 at Dark Sky New Mexico at Rancho Hidalgo (Animas, New Mexico) with a SBIG ST-8300M on an Astro-Tech AT90DT at f/6.7 603mm.

 

LRGB - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/48838474107/sizes/l/

 

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Re: Arp 56

Bernard Miller
 

Dan,

 

Nice job. It took me a while to find the galaxy 😊

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 3:31 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Arp 56

 

Arp 56 consists of UGC 1432 (PGC 7359, VV 12 and others) the larger spiral interacting with PGC 212878. In Arp’s, “Spiral galaxies with companions on arms – high surface brightness companions” class, these are located approximately 350 million light-years away in Aries.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged September 27th 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/48832751121/sizes/l/


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Re: vdB 151

Bernard Miller
 

Wow Gregg. That looks like a real bear to process.

Bernard

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] vdB 151

Hi all:
Continuing my trek through the van den Bergh catalog of reflection nebulae, here is vdB 151. This is another faint nebula around a bright star, in this case BNU 8, a 4.5 magnitude double in the constellation Lacerta. The nebula has some fine tendrils just north of the star.
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB151-LRGB.jpg

BNU 8 is a K3III spectral class star about 563 Ly distant, with a luminosity of approximately 383 x the sun.

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB151.html

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Interstellar visitor

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:
I was able to find Comet I2 Borisov low in the eastern sky this morning:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_100919.jpg

1.5X crop:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_100919_crop.jpg

20 x 120 sec

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vdB 157

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

vdB 157 is a faint reflection nebula around an 8th magnitude star (SAO 10593) in Cassiopeia:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB157-LRGB.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB157.html

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Re: Interstellar visitor

Madhup Rathi
 

Excellent Gregg

On Oct 9, 2019, at 2:51 PM, Gregg Ruppel <ruppel0709@...> wrote:

Hi all:
I was able to find Comet I2 Borisov low in the eastern sky this morning:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_100919.jpg

1.5X crop:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_100919_crop.jpg

20 x 120 sec

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FW: M2

Dan Crowson
 

ASEM and Dark Sky New Mexico are well-represented in the December, 2019 issue of Sky & Telescope:

 

Gregg Ruppel’s image of Antares and M4 can be found in the Gallery section on page 76.

 

My image of M2 can be found in the Gallery section on page 77.

 

Dan

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From: Dan Crowson [mailto:dcrowson@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:31 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: M2

 

M2 (NGC 7089) is a Shapley-Sawyer class II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapley%E2%80%93Sawyer_Concentration_Class) globular cluster located approximately 37,500 light-years away in Aquarius.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged August 26th and 31st and September 3rd, 2019 from 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/48679492132/sizes/l

 

Also see my previous 600mm refractor image here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/28882776594.

 

Dan

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NGC 300

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 300. It is a spiral galaxy about 6 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is one of the closest galaxies to the Local Group and lies between the Local Group and the Sculptor galaxy. It is thought to be gravitationally bound to NGC 55. At about 94,000 light years in diameter, it is slightly smaller than the Milky Way.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC300.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 


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NGC 7090

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 7090. It is an edge on spiral galaxy about 30 million light years away in the constellation Indus.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC7090.htm

 

Thanks,

 

Bernard

 


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Re: NGC 300

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi Bernard
Great, deep image, and the 6 hours of Ha is like topping on the cake.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Oct 11, 2019, at 3:49 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:



Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 300. It is a spiral galaxy about 6 million light years away in the constellation Sculptor. It is one of the closest galaxies to the Local Group and lies between the Local Group and the Sculptor galaxy. It is thought to be gravitationally bound to NGC 55. At about 94,000 light years in diameter, it is slightly smaller than the Milky Way.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC300.htm

 

Thanks,

 

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Re: NGC 7090

Gregg Ruppel
 

Very cool - like a southern version of NGC 891!  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Oct 11, 2019, at 4:02 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:



Hi,

 

This is an image of NGC 7090. It is an edge on spiral galaxy about 30 million light years away in the constellation Indus.

 

Comments and suggestions appreciated.

 

http://www.azstarman.net/CDK/NGC7090.htm

 

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Re: vdB 157

Bernard Miller
 

Gregg,

 

Nice image. I think it is a better open cluster than it is a nebula 😊

 

Bernard

 

 

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] vdB 157

 

Hi all:

 

vdB 157 is a faint reflection nebula around an 8th magnitude star (SAO

10593) in Cassiopeia:

 

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/vdB157-LRGB.jpg

 

Image data here:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/vdB157.html

 

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Re: Interstellar visitor

Bernard Miller
 

Gregg,

 

Okay. You are just messing with us now 😊 Nice catch.

 

Bernard

 

 

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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Interstellar visitor

 

Hi all:

I was able to find Comet I2 Borisov low in the eastern sky this morning:

 

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_100919.jpg

 

1.5X crop:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_100919_crop.jpg

 

20 x 120 sec

 

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NGC 6045 and dozens of other galaxies

Madhup Rathi
 

Most of these galaxies are about 500 million LY away and many are exceeding a billion LY away.

 

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:50 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Interstellar visitor

 

Gregg,

 

Okay. You are just messing with us now 😊 Nice catch.

 

Bernard

 

 

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Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:51 AM
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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Interstellar visitor

 

Hi all:

I was able to find Comet I2 Borisov low in the eastern sky this morning:

 

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_100919.jpg

 

1.5X crop:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_100919_crop.jpg

 

20 x 120 sec

 

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NGC 129

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

NGC 129 is an open cluster in Cassiopeia consisting of 35 stars at a distance of about 5300 Ly:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/NGC129-RGB.jpg

The tight knot of stars in the upper right quadrant is the open cluster Berk 2 (Berkley).

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc129.html

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Re: NGC 6045 and dozens of other galaxies

Brian Ottum
 

Madhup,

Great job!  I like the colors on both the galaxies and the stars (quite realistic).

Brian

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Madhup Rathi
Sent: Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:19 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 6045 and dozens of other galaxies

 

Most of these galaxies are about 500 million LY away and many are exceeding a billion LY away.

 

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Bernard Miller
Sent: Saturday, October 12, 2019 11:50 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Interstellar visitor

 

Gregg,

 

Okay. You are just messing with us now 😊 Nice catch.

 

Bernard

 

 

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Sent: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11:51 AM
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Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Interstellar visitor

 

Hi all:

I was able to find Comet I2 Borisov low in the eastern sky this morning:

 

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_100919.jpg

 

1.5X crop:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/I2-Borisov_100919_crop.jpg

 

20 x 120 sec

 

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Gregg

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Re: FW: M2

Brian Ottum
 

Congrats all!

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dan Crowson
Sent: Friday, October 11, 2019 12:13 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] FW: M2

 

ASEM and Dark Sky New Mexico are well-represented in the December, 2019 issue of Sky & Telescope:

 

Gregg Ruppel’s image of Antares and M4 can be found in the Gallery section on page 76.

 

My image of M2 can be found in the Gallery section on page 77.

 

Dan

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From: Dan Crowson [mailto:dcrowson@...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:31 PM
To: 'Dan Crowson' <dcrowson@...>
Subject: M2

 

M2 (NGC 7089) is a Shapley-Sawyer class II (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shapley%E2%80%93Sawyer_Concentration_Class) globular cluster located approximately 37,500 light-years away in Aquarius.

 

Luminance – 24x600s – 240 minutes – binned 1x1

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

 

360 minutes total exposure – 6 hours

 

Imaged August 26th and 31st and September 3rd, 2019 from 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/48679492132/sizes/l

 

Also see my previous 600mm refractor image here - https://www.flickr.com/photos/dcrowson/28882776594.

 

Dan

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Sh2-168 and 169

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all

Sh2-168 is a fairly bright emission nebula and Sh2-169 is its much fainter neighbor in Cassiopeia:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/sh2-168-HaLRGB.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/sh2-168.html

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