Another very deep observing report...
Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:56 AM
Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:04 AM
Do you ever step back and ponder how many objects you guys have seen that no-one else has ever seen?
Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:24 AM
The "Diamond Gem" is PGC 886902 according to Wikisky. Wikisky generally seems to have the "long" PGC catalog unlike NED (meaning longer catalog numbers beyond the original PGC, unless I am gravely mistaken), but this case of a nice bright 6-digit PGC is sort of egregious.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:43 AM
I've made a few editorial changes and added a couple links. I typed it up at 2AM in the morning and sort of rushed through it making some mistakes along the way. I'm sure that there are still errors in it, but my kids are screaming at me for attention.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:03 AM
I find it amazing after more than 40 years personally of DSO observing, how far we as observational astronomers have come.
Always a pleasure to read your reports (and books)
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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:18 AM