Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
"After the Laws of Physics, everything else is opinion" -Neil deGrasse Tyson
Elmira-Corning Astronomical Society
Quote:I checked out the link. This is really cool. Perhaps a forum should be opened where people can kick around ideas for a project to propose, kind of like using CN to crowd source citizen science research ideas. There could be a Nobel prize lurking here! /Ira
Quote:Ira -I wasn't trying for sarcasm, I was trying for playfulness. The graemlins were intended to convey that, but it's always tough with internet posts where you lose facial cues, tone of voice, etc. No offense was intended.DeSitter - let's run with that idea and see where it leads. Can we flesh it out a bit? Are we looking for specific absorption lines? How bright are these two galaxies? How much observing time will we need to get adequate spectra?Jarad
Quote:I wasn't trying for sarcasm, I was trying for playfulness.
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:"A comprehensive spectroscopic analysis of Lunar surface reflection in the 510 nm wavelengths in order to detect any evidence of temperature-mediated coagulation of fermented fatty acids specific to dairy products"
Quote:Quote:I wasn't trying for sarcasm, I was trying for playfulness.Yep, that gets me in trouble all the time.
"Scientists aren't perfect, just peer reviewed.""Eye of Sauron Observatory", featuring "Sauron's Other Eye", 16" dob, conical Royce mirror.
Quote:Near as I can make out12:40:07.28 -11:40:01.0The nearest object in Aladdin is this star:+Star+2483&NbIdent=1]http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-id?Ident=[RZ20...I cannot find a catalog entry for the galaxy.The galaxy is very prominent in UV. Very strange that it is not cataloged. That's what all this is for, right? Do something undone?-drl