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Latest Observations
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Trifid Nebula

LCOGT 1Meter Scope - Sinistro
10 points

The Trifid nebula was the first nebula I ever observed when I was first getting into amateur astronomy. At that time, it was faint white smudge in the middle of an unbelievable mass of stars in Sagittarius.

On the .8m at Sedgwick the FOV is narrower, but the features are more impressive. Some dust lanes can be discerned, but it's still a mostly featureless blob.

Wild Duck Cluster

LCOGT 1Meter Scope - Sinistro
20 points

I think the Wild Duck Cluster is often overlooked, but is an awesome target. Plenty of stars and structure to stare at.

M92

Orion XT8
20 points

Clear DARK Sky. No Moon. Very bright. Very dense in the center. shaped like an eyeball

Absolutely Stunning. So many stars it was barely "fuzzy" until the very center! Huge!

Very detailed under tonight's conditions. Very pronounced ring shape with a hint of color

M10

Orion XT8
20 points

very close to M12. Hard to find without a 9x50 finderscope. good looking globular cluster.

Latest Comet

C/2019 J2 (Palomar)

Magnitude:
16.89, Peak: 16.56
Constellation
Cepheus
Closest Approach
July 13, 2019

Brightest Comets

A/2018 V3 ( K191I 359.8): -318.89
A/2018 V3 ( K18C7 359.8): -318.89
A/2018 V3 ( K1928 359.9): -318.89
A/2018 V3 ( K18CG 359.8): -318.89
A/2018 V3 ( K191J 359.8): -318.89

Brightest Supernova

2016gxp

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

Recent Comments

So cool, I hope I can catch the next one, I was clouded out.


The referred article is on: http://www.theskyscrapers.org/can-you-find-a-quasar


Fantastic shot. Well done!


The detail here is just fantastic. You must be an experienced sketcher. I like how prominent the windmill stars are.


Awesome you were able to observe Neptune and Uranus. They have been on my todo list for ages!