Most used stuff:
AT72ED, 10" custom Newt, Baader Maxbright BV,
Canon 1D & 70-200 1:4L, Pentax 8x40 PCF WP2
André Vaillancourt Visual observer only since 1974 Skyshed POD / C14 HD 355/3910mm / CGE pro Lunt LS152 152/900mm solar / CGEM DX Celestron C80 80/600mm LS50Ha solar filter Ile Perrot, Québec, Canada / 53 years old / red zone SQM 19
Uwe Pilz from Leipzig, Germany. Astronomical pages (in German, but easy to navigate)
12" Dob, ZS110, Televue 101is, PlaneWave 12.5" CDK
Losmandy GM-8, Astro-Physics 900GTO
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 since 1978.
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.