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Quote:Anyone seen it yet?
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Quote:Is it possible SN20213AM is heavily obscured by interstellar dust, and therefore looks dimmer than it actually is? Or will it take a period of weeks for it to become bright enough to see in smaller telescopes and or light polluted areas?
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Quote:That sound correct. On Friday evening I managed a visual observation using my 20". It was not easy. I was using a 5mm Baader Genuine Ortho for 365X and an observing hood. I could hold it about 75% of the time. Not only is it in the dust lane but it is also right beside a faint glow of the galaxy that is visible within that dust lane. It took awhile to determine that there was a dot next to the glow. It was kind of confusing and all while hand tracking with the microscope FOV of the ortho. A darker sky might help as while the Moon hadn't risen yet its almost full phase was lingering just below the horizon. I think I'll have a quick look again this evening but then move on. Bill
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Quote:I was unsuccessful last night in detecting SN 2013am using the ASH 17" f/15 classical Cassegrain at magnifications as high as 462x. I didn't really expect to be able to see it, so I wasn't terribly disappointed.
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Quote:I plan to try for this one tonight. I don't expect to succeed but I might. I have a 20" but my skies are only around 5.3 NELM.