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Latest Observations
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From Red Rock State Park in California I observed the outer arm of the milky way. It appears as a dim "river of milk" through the sky, passing through Orion and Perseus. I had been able to see this side of the Milky Way before. Dark skies are amazing.

Great Orion Nebula

Mead LX200 (Cabrillo Observatory)
30 points

Orion is beautifully positioned in the sky right now, a constant reminder of why he is the single most recognizable constellation in the night sky. Orion, Canis Major and Taurus appear alive above us as they play out their celestial game of predator and prey.

This photo was taken back in November at Cabrillo Observatory using Spock. A favourite target for photographers, how could we pass it up?

I observed the Great Orion Nebula again tonight as I usually do during most sessions this time of y...

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Jupiter

Orion 10" Dobsonian
110 points

My first look at Jupiter was through heavy light pollution and humidity so it wasn't very clear, but we could clearly make out 4 if not 5 moons. Looking forward to taking a closer look on a dark and clear night with a stronger eyepiece.

Moon

Orion 10" Dobsonian
110 points

I felt so close I was looking for first stages of Apollo LMs. The moon never disappoints.

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.

Latest Comet

C/2021 C4 (ATLAS)

Magnitude:
18.6, Peak: 18.39
Constellation
Lupus
Closest Approach
April 21, 2021

Brightest Comets

A/2018 V3 ( K1939 359.9): -317.01
A/2018 V3 ( K193B 359.9): -317.01
A/2018 V3 ( K18CG 359.8): -317.01
A/2018 V3 ( K18C7 359.8): -317.01
A/2018 V3 ( K191I 359.8): -317.01

Brightest Supernova

2016gxp

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

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