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SN 2009dd, and some summer objects.

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#1 TenthEnemy

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:27 PM

Well, I was up all night sketching again, but it was worth it. This is my favorite time to observe the summer sky, before all the bugs realize it isn't winter anymore.

First up is SN 2009dd, a supernova in Ursa Major. It's a pretty easy target in moderate/large scopes, so look for it if you haven't already.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:28 PM

Next I observed some globs, M12:

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:29 PM

M10:

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:31 PM

And this was supposed to be M13, but I didn't feel like placing that many stars, so here's that galaxy that's right next to M13.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:32 PM

The rest are nebulae with the UHC filter, Here's a blurry ring nebula...

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:33 PM

The Dumbbell:

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:35 PM

The nebula with a thousand names, I consider this one almost as impressive as M42.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 03:38 PM

And lastly, the trifid Nebula. The filter really makes the dark lanes stand out, even with it being so low in the light dome.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 04:34 PM

TE,

Thank you for your wonderful tour of the Spring sky. You have captured the galaxies, nebulae and globular clusters very nicely. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 08:50 PM

TenthEnemy,

These are all excellent sketches. Very true to the eyepiece view from a good sky and using 10 inches of aperture. :bow: :rainbow:

Frank :)

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Posted 18 April 2009 - 09:21 PM

Thanks, but it makes me wonder what you consider a good sky. I'm in a Bortle 6 zone, when I did these sketches my NELM was around 5 at the zenith and 3.5 in Sagittarius.

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 12:45 AM

TenthEnemy,

Your sketches make me hungry to get back to my scope and the hope the weather back home stays around now (on vacation). Nice views as Frank said from the eyepiece.






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