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#1 FrenchStar

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 12:05 PM

I have a very small and narrow patch of sky I can see from home, in a real red zone.

I saw this visitor from space (and from my childhood). I hope you all enjoy!

OBJECT: NGC 457
DATE: October 9th 2010
TIME: 11 pm
PLACE: St-Hyacinthe
INSTRUMENT : Celestron Nexstar 8SE
EYEPIECE: Pentax 10mm (200X)
TRANSPARENCY: average
SEING: Below average

(Note: I have rotated it 90 degrees on the right...)

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#2 CarlosEH

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:06 PM

I think that we should call this the "E.T. Asterism." I am expecting it to say "Phone Home." Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:38 PM

Very nice sketch! I like the accuracy in the positions of the stars!

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 01:52 PM

Very nice sketch! I like the accuracy in the positions of the stars!


Wow! I am glad you are saying this because I did really try to apply myself this time to be as accurate as possible. :jump:

Thanks for the comment!

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:00 PM

Great, accurate sketch, FrenchStar! I finally saw the E.T. cluster for the first time a few weeks back, and now I check it out every time I observe. It's fast becoming one of my favorites.

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 06:54 PM

FrenchStar,

Nice sketch of NGC 457. It does take some time to get all the stars well placed but it is worth the effort as you have clearly demonstrated.

Frank :)

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Posted 10 October 2010 - 07:11 PM

great sketch of the et cluster.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 05:32 PM

FrenchStar,

Very nice sketch of the ET Cluster. It really does look like ET. I've got to remember to show it to my daughter. It's appropriate that another stick-figure being is in the same starry neighborhood: Stock 2, The Muscleman Cluster, near the Double Cluster.

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Posted 12 October 2010 - 06:07 PM

FrenchStar,

It's appropriate that another stick-figure being is in the same starry neighborhood: Stock 2, The Muscleman Cluster, near the Double Cluster.


Thanks for the comment... and for the tip! I will put it on my list.






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