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TenthEnemy
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SN 2009dd, and some summer objects.
      #3051055 - 04/18/09 04:27 PM Attachment (52 downloads)

Well, I was up all night sketching again, but it was worth it. This is my favorite time to observe the summer sky, before all the bugs realize it isn't winter anymore.

First up is SN 2009dd, a supernova in Ursa Major. It's a pretty easy target in moderate/large scopes, so look for it if you haven't already.

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Orion XT10
Bushnell Ares 6
Coronado PST
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TenthEnemy
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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3051056 - 04/18/09 04:28 PM Attachment (40 downloads)

Next I observed some globs, M12:

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TenthEnemy
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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3051058 - 04/18/09 04:29 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

M10:

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TenthEnemy
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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3051062 - 04/18/09 04:31 PM Attachment (40 downloads)

And this was supposed to be M13, but I didn't feel like placing that many stars, so here's that galaxy that's right next to M13.

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TenthEnemy
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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3051066 - 04/18/09 04:32 PM Attachment (38 downloads)

The rest are nebulae with the UHC filter, Here's a blurry ring nebula...

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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3051068 - 04/18/09 04:33 PM Attachment (38 downloads)

The Dumbbell:

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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3051074 - 04/18/09 04:35 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

The nebula with a thousand names, I consider this one almost as impressive as M42.

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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3051078 - 04/18/09 04:38 PM Attachment (37 downloads)

And lastly, the trifid Nebula. The filter really makes the dark lanes stand out, even with it being so low in the light dome.

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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3051173 - 04/18/09 05:34 PM

TE,

Thank you for your wonderful tour of the Spring sky. You have captured the galaxies, nebulae and globular clusters very nicely. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos

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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: CarlosEH]
      #3051601 - 04/18/09 09:50 PM

TenthEnemy,

These are all excellent sketches. Very true to the eyepiece view from a good sky and using 10 inches of aperture.

Frank

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TenthEnemy
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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: frank5817]
      #3051667 - 04/18/09 10:21 PM

Thanks, but it makes me wonder what you consider a good sky. I'm in a Bortle 6 zone, when I did these sketches my NELM was around 5 at the zenith and 3.5 in Sagittarius.

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JayinUT
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Re: SN 2009dd, and some summer objects. new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #3056403 - 04/21/09 01:45 AM

TenthEnemy,

Your sketches make me hungry to get back to my scope and the hope the weather back home stays around now (on vacation). Nice views as Frank said from the eyepiece.

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Jay

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Scopes: XT10, 14" Dobstuff Strut w/Zambuto,
EPs: Pentax XW's, a few ES, a couple of TV's and a few others

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