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Latest Observations
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Great Orion Nebula

Orion 10" Dobsonian
30 points

Great sighting. Mostly blue. Clearly visible through the 25mm Sirius Plossl eyepiece. A good bit of light pollution but was able to see the Nebula in good detail.

M49

Skyview Pro 120mm EQ
10 points

Decided to (quickly)view the Virgo Cluster before I headed back inside. I had my 10mm eyepiece in so I wasn't able to see the other galaxies. Not much to see of this galaxy,more of an egg shaped point of light than a regular stereotypical galaxy.

Venus

Orion Sky View Pro 8" EQ
100 points

My first attempt to see Venus through a telescope. The sky was too cloudy so I could not get a clear enough view to resolve the planet.

Venus

Skyview Pro 120mm EQ
100 points

Not much to see

Moon

Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
100 points

Used 3x Barlow lens. It was beautiful.

Jupiter

Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
100 points

I think it was the first observation me and my brother could do since the weather was pretty bad since January. We were trying to see other stars when we found Jupiter and three of its moons.

It was a pleasant experience, we saw it in B/N because I haven't got filters yet.

Great Orion Nebula

Skyview Pro 120mm EQ
30 points

Quite beautiful

Saturn

Orion Sky View Pro 8" EQ
100 points

The first chance I got I took my scope out to see Saturn. I was forced to look through a neighbors tree but enough light still came through the branches for me to see Saturn. It wasn't the best view but it blew my mind that I was looking at Saturn and could still see its rings despite the poor conditions. I was only able to view for about 15 min before Saturn went to far into the tree and the image became a dim mess.

Jupiter

Orion Sky View Pro 8" EQ
100 points

First object I saw when I got my telescope. I was able to see three of the moons that night.

I never did go out and see it with a telescope, wish I did but I guess I'll wait for the next bright(ish) comet.

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!