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M82 + SN2014J with a 120mm refractor

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#1 Roel

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:05 PM

On the evening of January 29, I finally got the first opportunity to look at the supernova in M82. The sky was very transparant so a lot of detail in M82 could be seen. I hadn't observered much with this telecope lately, but while my bigger scopes are "under construction" I was pleasantly surprised about what this relatively small telescope showed of the galaxy.

The supernova was immediately obvious, I estimated its brightness being approximately m11.1.

The sketch is made with a graphite pencil on white paper, inverted using Photoshop.

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#2 niteskystargazer

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 03:40 PM

Roel,

Very nice sketch of SN 2014J in M-82 :).

CS,KLU,

:thanx:,

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 04:21 PM

that's a very realistic result Roel,

nice dust lanes.

do you have access to a bigger scope? I would like to see your impression of the colour of the SN.

#4 Oskar Moilanen

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:24 PM

What a lovely sketch. With realistic results such as this I often tend to close one eye and move closer to my screen and cup my hands around the FOV, to get a feel for what the observer saw. Great result.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 07:55 PM

Roel,
Another nice sketch of the supernova, very realistic.


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#6 azure1961p

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 08:07 PM

Superb.

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 11:23 PM

Wow, Roel, this is superb! One of the best SN2014J sketches I've seen.

#8 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 01 February 2014 - 11:45 AM

I like the fine detail you saw in M82.

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 05:54 AM

Excellent sketch Roel! I am also observing with a 120mm, and that's how it looks at the eyepiece. Very good!

#10 Tamas Bognar

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Posted 02 February 2014 - 01:20 PM

Excellent sketch Roel, very realistic!

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 06:10 AM

Wow, great eyepiece view--newbies should be directed here if they want a realistic idea of what to expect when looking for M82 and the SN. :cool:

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 08:21 AM

Nice sketch!

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:01 AM

Beautiful representation of this SN.

Andre






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