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#1 Mark N

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 07:19 PM

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.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 05:09 AM

Respectfully suggest you get in touch with Tom Boles whose successes run well into three figures.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 06:12 AM

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.

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.

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 :rainbow:

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Posted 06 December 2013 - 06:59 AM

[quote name="nytecam"][quote] 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 :rainbow: [/quote]

wow could you give more details on this !?

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 04:55 AM

[quote name="dobsoscope"][quote][quote] 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 :rainbow: [/quote]

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 :-)

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:53 PM

I was only referring to the 'others may register it for themselves - yes it has happened'


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