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Latest Observations
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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.

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)

Opticron Imagic TGA WP 10x50
1 points

This was the second session with this comet. A combination of binos for visual and a bit of widefield photography to capture this comet (DSLR + iOptron Skytracker V2). Started by locating the comet with my binos and rigged the iOptron and DSLR after that. Wanted to get both the comet and the Pleiades in frame. This is my, so far, sixth observed comet.

The only time I have seen Mercury. I was able to view it as I was leaving work and take a few pictures. It was very close to Venus. I hope to see it through a telescope sometime.

Got my new scope too late to see our galactic neighbor.

Latest Comet

C/2017 T1 (Heinze)

Magnitude:
17.94, Peak: 10.49
Constellation
Hydra
Closest Approach
Jan. 4, 2018

Brightest Comets

96P-C/Machholz: 6.99
96P/Machholz: 7.11
24P/Schaumasse: 10.91
C/2017 O1 (ASASSN): 12.05
C/2017 O1: 12.09

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!