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Latest Observations
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Ring Nebula

Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ
10 points

Took me a few nights to find this nebula. It has a nice visible ring shape,even in a small telescope. I wasn't able to see the star in the middle since my old telescope wasn't the best. Waiting for Lyra to come around again to view it in my Skyview Pro.

C/2014 E2 (Jacques)

Mead LX200 (Cabrillo Observatory)
1 points

This comet was shot at the Cabrillo College university as part of the Observational Astronomy course.

This was the first Comet I had ever observed, much less attempted to photograph. By September Jacques had already faded to Magnitude 11 but we decided to give it a shot anyway. After a bunch of processing the coma just shows up and the tail is visible if you use your imagination.

The poor quality of the shot didn't phase me, if anything it got me even more excited to attempt more astrophotogr...

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Dumbbell Nebula

Celestron AstroMaster 114EQ
20 points

My first telescope was great at showing my first views of the night sky. My first DSO target was the Dumbbell nebula. It looked quite round compared to what I thought it would be. Colorless, almost featureless.

C/2014 E2 (Jacques)

Opticron Imagic TGA WP 10x50
1 points

Old observation Spotted this comet during a short "between-the-clouds-session" with my binos (actually, with my old and now retired Celestron UpClose 10x50). Bagged the fuzzy little thing and decided that I'd get a scope out later. However, that never happened. Oh well more comets to come, I'm sure.

NGC6992 (Veil Nebula)

Skywatcher Skyliner 300P Flextube
0 points

Part (7b) of my first light report with the 12" dob: Had to go up early today so I rounded off the session with a peek at the Veil Nebula. This was only the third time I've seen it and obviously the difference from the 6" was, in my opinion, HUGE! I got to bed a happy man. Very glad I decided to get the 12" dob.

NGC6960 (Veil Nebula)

Skywatcher Skyliner 300P Flextube
1 points

Part (7a)of my first light report with the 12" dob: Had to go up early today so I rounded off the session with a peek at the Veil Nebula. This was only the third time I've seen it and obviously the difference from the 6" was, in my opinion, HUGE! I got to bed a happy man. Very glad I decided to get the 12" dob.

Satellite of M31

Skywatcher Skyliner 300P Flextube
10 points

Part (6) of my first light report with the 12" dob: M32 and M110 popped into view easier than ever as well. Although I couldn't get all of them in the FOV.

Satellite of M31

Skywatcher Skyliner 300P Flextube
10 points

Part (5) of my first light report with the 12" dob: M32 and M110 popped into view easier than ever as well. Although I couldn't get all of them in the FOV.

Andromeda Galaxy

Skywatcher Skyliner 300P Flextube
50 points

Part (4) of my first light report with he 12" dob: Next it was time for one of my favourites, M31. Quickly jumped to the right location and WHAM! So bright! My jaw probably hit the ground. And could this really be? Dust lanes? I lost track of time just admiring the galaxy.

M71

Skywatcher Skyliner 300P Flextube
10 points

Part (3) of my first light report with the 12" dob: But while I was there (Sagitta) I thought I'd have a quick look at M71 as well. It's an object that's been nothing but a very faint smudge through the 6" so it could be interesting to see the difference through the 12". Another wow moment. It just jumped out. No longer a faint smudge, it resolved into stars quite nicely. More so when I increased the magnification slightly.

Latest Comet

P/2022 E1 (Christensen)

Magnitude:
20.97, Peak: 19.93
Constellation
Scorpius
Closest Approach
July 7, 2082

Brightest Comets

A/2018 V3 ( K193B 359.9): -315.32
A/2018 V3 ( K191O 359.8): -315.32
A/2018 V3 ( K193M 359.9): -315.32
A/2018 V3 ( K1939 359.9): -315.32
A/2018 V3 ( K18C7 359.8): -315.32

Brightest Supernova

2016gxp

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