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Latest Observations

Saturn

celestron Astromaster 70eq
100 points

Second time using a Telescope, was able to see the rings of Saturn! Need to work on aligning the EQ mount as tracking was difficult.

Jupiter

celestron Astromaster 70eq
100 points

Was able to just make out the bands on Jupiter using 20x. Need to work on using EQ mount as tracking was difficult.

Comet C/2021 C4 (ATLAS) was about magnitude 18 and 341 million miles from Earth in this image taken above the light pollution and haze of Tucson as it was located low above the southern horizon. The comet has a faint tail to the SSE of the coma. The comet was at perihelion in its orbit this past January and will stay around magnitude 18 for the next few months before slowly fading as it moves away from Earth.

152P/Helin-Lawrence

11" SCT f/6.4 and STF-8300M CCD Camera
1 points

Comet 152P/Helin-Lawrence now has a very faint slim 0.012 degree long tail pointing WNW of the coma which isn't bad for such a faint comet. In these images the comet is only magnitude 19.3 and is 288 million miles from Earth. 152P will reach perihelion in its 9.48 year orbit in January 2022 but it won't brighten to magnitude 16 until the summer of 2022.

M19

Orion 10XTi
20 points

Appeared as a faint, gray area. Power was out around me making it possible to find.

Latest Comet

C/2024 G3 (ATLAS)

Magnitude:
18.52, Peak: -1.43
Constellation
Apus
Closest Approach
Jan. 13, 2025

Brightest Comets

A/2018 V3 ( K1913 359.8): -314.95
A/2018 V3 ( K193B 359.9): -314.95
A/2018 V3 ( K18C7 359.8): -314.95
A/2018 V3 ( K1939 359.9): -314.95
A/2018 V3 ( K1924 359.9): -314.95

Brightest Supernova

2016gxp

Last Observed Magnitude:
16.5 (Oct. 10, 2016 )
Galaxy:
NGC51
Type:
Ia
Recently observed supernovae

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