Uwe Pilz from Leipzig, Germany. Astronomical pages (in German, but easy to navigate)
Quote:Nice sketch, but I think M82 is a bit further than 11.5 ly away! (as stated in your notes)Geoff
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer, main instruments:
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5 Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10 Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
Quote:...it is hard to compare because the SN is against the background of the galaxy and not the blackness of space. When I use the defocusing trick I use for estimating comet magnitudes, the SN tends to disappear. Also, the SN appears more intense somehow but that might just be my fancy.