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Re: NGC 4051

Brian Ottum
 

Great detail and coloring.

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io <DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io> On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 7:28 PM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] NGC 4051

Hi all:

NGC 4051 is a Seyfert I type galaxy in Ursa Major. It is believed to have a supermassive black hole (1.73 million solar masses) and has had three supernovae since 1983:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc4051-LRGB.jpg

1.3X crop:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc4051-LRGBcrop.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc4051.html

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NGC 4051

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

NGC 4051 is a Seyfert I type galaxy in Ursa Major.  It is believed to have a supermassive black hole (1.73 million solar masses) and has had three supernovae since 1983:

http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc4051-LRGB.jpg

1.3X crop:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/ngc4051-LRGBcrop.jpg

Image data here:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/ngc4051.html

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Re: [AZ-Observing] Re: Moon Occultation of Mars

Madhup Rathi
 

Good one, Howard!

On Feb 18, 2020, at 4:53 PM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> wrote:



Howard,

 

This is a great result.


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Anderson
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:50 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] [AZ-Observing] Re: Moon Occultation of Mars

 

Hi all,

Attached is a small version of the best I could do this morning
using remote controlled scope at my observatory.

<image001.jpg>

I really wanted to get the thing at the exact time of eclipse and
had everything set up to take series of 1 second images.  This
is one of them.  I plan to post a larger image on my
website, astroshow.com...

Unfortunately, the FocusMax system decided to refocus
at the critical times!  It was set to do it every hour but
I thought the refocus start time would be in sync with
my "take an image time."  Looks like it was in sync with
something else so it ran exactly when I didn't want it
to!  And the two events were about one hour apart!

Next time I'll get it right but I don't think I will live long
enough to do that...  :-)

Damn...  :-)

Anyway, for what its worth...

Thanks,

Howard

Re: Mars Occultation Video

Bernard Miller
 

Brian,

 

Great video. Don’t you guys ever sleep? 😊

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 11:27 AM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Mars Occultation Video

 

I enjoyed seeing Howard’s shot.

Here’s my short video of the event.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8t9wFMn9GR/

 

Brian

 

Re: [AZ-Observing] Re: Moon Occultation of Mars

Bernard Miller
 

Way to go Howard. Nice catch.

 

Bernard

 

 

From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Howard Anderson
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 8:50 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] [AZ-Observing] Re: Moon Occultation of Mars

 

Hi all,

Attached is a small version of the best I could do this morning
using remote controlled scope at my observatory.

I really wanted to get the thing at the exact time of eclipse and
had everything set up to take series of 1 second images.  This
is one of them.  I plan to post a larger image on my
website, astroshow.com...

Unfortunately, the FocusMax system decided to refocus
at the critical times!  It was set to do it every hour but
I thought the refocus start time would be in sync with
my "take an image time."  Looks like it was in sync with
something else so it ran exactly when I didn't want it
to!  And the two events were about one hour apart!

Next time I'll get it right but I don't think I will live long
enough to do that...  :-)

Damn...  :-)

Anyway, for what its worth...

Thanks,

Howard

Re: Mars Occultation Video

Howard Anderson
 

Hi Brian,

Great video!  I had planned to make my shots
into a video but unexpected FocusMax runs prevented
me getting the shots I really wanted.  :-)

Thanks,

Howard

On 2/18/2020 11:34, Dan Crowson wrote:

Fantastic video, Brian.

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:27 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Mars Occultation Video

 

I enjoyed seeing Howard’s shot.

Here’s my short video of the event.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8t9wFMn9GR/

 

Brian

 


Re: Mars Occultation Video

Gregg Ruppel
 

Very nice Brian...thanks for sharing it.
Clear skies,

Gregg
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http://www.greggsastronomy.com/
On 2/18/2020 11:27 AM, Brian Ottum wrote:

I enjoyed seeing Howard’s shot.

Here’s my short video of the event.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8t9wFMn9GR/

 

Brian

 


Re: Mars Occultation Video

Dan Crowson
 

Fantastic video, Brian.

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Brian Ottum
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 12:27 PM
To: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io
Subject: [DarkSkyNewMexico] Mars Occultation Video

 

I enjoyed seeing Howard’s shot.

Here’s my short video of the event.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8t9wFMn9GR/

 

Brian

 

Mars Occultation Video

Brian Ottum
 

I enjoyed seeing Howard’s shot.

Here’s my short video of the event.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B8t9wFMn9GR/

 

Brian

 

Re: [AZ-Observing] Re: Moon Occultation of Mars

Gregg Ruppel
 

Excellent!  Thanks for sharing.
Clear skies,

Gregg
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http://www.greggsastronomy.com/
On 2/18/2020 8:49 AM, Howard Anderson wrote:

Hi all,

Attached is a small version of the best I could do this morning
using remote controlled scope at my observatory.

I really wanted to get the thing at the exact time of eclipse and
had everything set up to take series of 1 second images.  This
is one of them.  I plan to post a larger image on my
website, astroshow.com...

Unfortunately, the FocusMax system decided to refocus
at the critical times!  It was set to do it every hour but
I thought the refocus start time would be in sync with
my "take an image time."  Looks like it was in sync with
something else so it ran exactly when I didn't want it
to!  And the two events were about one hour apart!

Next time I'll get it right but I don't think I will live long
enough to do that...  :-)

Damn...  :-)

Anyway, for what its worth...

Thanks,

Howard


Re: [AZ-Observing] Re: Moon Occultation of Mars

Dan Crowson
 

Howard,

 

This is a great result.


Dan

 

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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io [mailto:DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io] On Behalf Of Howard Anderson
Sent: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 9:50 AM
To: undisclosed-recipients:
Subject: Re: [DarkSkyNewMexico] [AZ-Observing] Re: Moon Occultation of Mars

 

Hi all,

Attached is a small version of the best I could do this morning
using remote controlled scope at my observatory.

I really wanted to get the thing at the exact time of eclipse and
had everything set up to take series of 1 second images.  This
is one of them.  I plan to post a larger image on my
website, astroshow.com...

Unfortunately, the FocusMax system decided to refocus
at the critical times!  It was set to do it every hour but
I thought the refocus start time would be in sync with
my "take an image time."  Looks like it was in sync with
something else so it ran exactly when I didn't want it
to!  And the two events were about one hour apart!

Next time I'll get it right but I don't think I will live long
enough to do that...  :-)

Damn...  :-)

Anyway, for what its worth...

Thanks,

Howard

Re: [AZ-Observing] Re: Moon Occultation of Mars

Howard Anderson
 

Hi all,

Attached is a small version of the best I could do this morning
using remote controlled scope at my observatory.

I really wanted to get the thing at the exact time of eclipse and
had everything set up to take series of 1 second images.  This
is one of them.  I plan to post a larger image on my
website, astroshow.com...

Unfortunately, the FocusMax system decided to refocus
at the critical times!  It was set to do it every hour but
I thought the refocus start time would be in sync with
my "take an image time."  Looks like it was in sync with
something else so it ran exactly when I didn't want it
to!  And the two events were about one hour apart!

Next time I'll get it right but I don't think I will live long
enough to do that...  :-)

Damn...  :-)

Anyway, for what its worth...

Thanks,

Howard

Re: NGC 2261 - Hubble's Variable Nebula

Joe Ziha
 

Really nice, Dan!

Joe


On Feb 16, 2020, at 2:18 PM, Dan Crowson <dcrowson@...> 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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Re: NGC 3324 - The Gabriela Mistral Nebula in narrowband

Gregg Ruppel
 

Very nice.  I like the delicate detail in and around the nebula.  Thanks for sharing.

Gregg

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On Feb 16, 2020, at 5:43 PM, Bernard Miller <bgmiller011@...> wrote:



Hi,

This is an image of NGC 3324, also known as the Gabriela Mistral Nebula due to its resemblance of the Chilean poet (I have to admit, I’m not seeing it). NGC 3324 is actually the open cluster in the upper right part of the image. The nebula is actually IC 2599. The two are close together and often confused as a single object. It is about 7,500 light years away in the constellation Carina. The image was taken with narrowband filters (Ha, SII, and OIII) and processed with the Hubble palette.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

http://azstarman.net/CDK/NGC3324_RH.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

NGC 3324 - The Gabriela Mistral Nebula in narrowband

Bernard Miller
 

Hi,

This is an image of NGC 3324, also known as the Gabriela Mistral Nebula due to its resemblance of the Chilean poet (I have to admit, I’m not seeing it). NGC 3324 is actually the open cluster in the upper right part of the image. The nebula is actually IC 2599. The two are close together and often confused as a single object. It is about 7,500 light years away in the constellation Carina. The image was taken with narrowband filters (Ha, SII, and OIII) and processed with the Hubble palette.

Comments and suggestions welcomed.

http://azstarman.net/CDK/NGC3324_RH.htm

Thanks,

Bernard

 

Comet c2020 A2 Iwamoto

Gregg Ruppel
 

Hi all:

Comet c2020 A2 Iwamoto has brightened quite a bit compared to its expected magnitude of 14.  It's low in the east before sunrise:
http://www.greggsastronomy.com/IMAGES/c2020-A2-Iwamoto-LRGB_021620.jpg

LRGB, 40 minutes total exposure

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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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Sent: Wednesday, January 29, 2020 12:15 PM
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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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Sent: Thursday, January 30, 2020 9:06 AM
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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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From: DarkSkyNewMexico@groups.io On Behalf Of Gregg Ruppel
Sent: Sunday, February 2, 2020 12:19 PM
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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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