Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:19 PM
Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:12 AM
I do it but not obsessively and have SN2011az to my credit - the fifth person to do so in UK So no match for top trio here Tom Boles, Ron Arbour and Mark Armstrong.
Is anyone familiar with extra-galactic(word?)searching for supernovas? How about search programs and image-comparing software? Can video camera equip be of use? I remember an article in one of the astronomy magazines a couple of yrs ago, but don't have any of the back issues available where I live. Any help is appreciated.
Basically you need to get down to mag 16 stars [typical for bright SN] or fainter and image and check as many gxys as you can in a session. Always take 2 images per field to avoid hot pixels and asteroids. Check on registering your discovery correctly - don't just post here as other may register it for themselves - yes it has happened :o Good luck
Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:59 AM
wow could you give more details on this !?
Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:55 AM
wow could you give more details on this !? [/quote]Suggest you get Martin Mobberley's book on SN Hunting pub Springer - can't / won't do tutorials via internet - good luck :-)
Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:53 PM