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Alvin Huey
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Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new
      #5520521 - 11/15/12 03:24 AM

Enjoy!

http://www.faintfuzzies.com/OR-April162012-FD-Shk.html


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Astrojensen
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5520533 - 11/15/12 03:59 AM

These will separate the men from the boys in a hurry.

Probably a liiittle out of range of my 12"...


Clear skies!
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LivingNDixie
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5520918 - 11/15/12 10:25 AM

"Shakhbazian"

Half the challenge is pronouncing it correctly!

Awesome observations Alvin!


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bob irvin
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5523223 - 11/16/12 05:17 PM

Very cool Alvin, and definitely out of range for my 10 inch.



bob


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Daniel Mounsey
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5531454 - 11/21/12 02:00 AM

Alvin,

It appears your deep sky challenge is out of everyone's league. Maybe they need thinner glass.


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Bill Weir
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: Astrojensen]
      #5531470 - 11/21/12 02:33 AM

Quote:

These will separate the men from the boys in a hurry.

Probably a liiittle out of range of my 12"...


Clear skies!
Thomas, Denmark




Perhaps those but Skh 166 is possible with a 12.5". Of this chain http://www.deepskyforum.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=335&d=1352077779 I was able to make out the 6 brightest. It was at 456X with the f/5 12.5" it all fit in one FOV.

This little chain was my favorite view in a 5 day project I did about 14 months ago when I observed 50 galaxies within 10º of Polaris. I would have been able to do it in 4 nights but I miscounted.

That could be a good challenge for you Thomas.

Bill


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michiel
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: Bill Weir]
      #5531624 - 11/21/12 07:41 AM

I am already proud I spotted stephens quintet... these small guys are out of my league I guess

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kcolter
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: michiel]
      #5531799 - 11/21/12 09:38 AM

Shakhbazian groups. Shazam! I will give some of these a try. Thanks for the link.

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Alvin Huey
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: kcolter]
      #5531963 - 11/21/12 10:56 AM

Kim,

You should be able to bag many of them with your 40" scope.


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Achernar
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: bob irvin]
      #5532389 - 11/21/12 02:30 PM

That's out of range of my 15-inch too........the faintest galaxies I have been able to see so far are around 14th magnitude.

Taras


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Ptarmigan
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5532964 - 11/21/12 09:15 PM

Quote:

"Shakhbazian"

Half the challenge is pronouncing it correctly!

Awesome observations Alvin!




Shakhbazian is Armenian. I like to see Shakhbazian galaxy groups, but they are out of reach with an 8 inch telescope.

Edited by Ptarmigan (11/21/12 09:16 PM)


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Alvin Huey
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes [Re: Ptarmigan]
      #5533265 - 11/22/12 01:36 AM

Not only that... Dr. Shakhbazian is a woman.

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Ptarmigan
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5534609 - 11/22/12 11:07 PM

Quote:

Not only that... Dr. Shakhbazian is a woman.




Interesting.


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bassplayer142
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: Ptarmigan]
      #5534774 - 11/23/12 02:26 AM

Maybe a challenge for astro photographers too?

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nytecam
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: bassplayer142]
      #5545846 - 11/29/12 05:02 PM

Quote:

Maybe a challenge for astro photographers too?


Agreed - Alvin's work just the perfect challenge for my 12" SCT from LP London suburbs - aided by my SX Lodestar OSC cam Hope to get it back in action soon

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FirstSight
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Re: Ultimate Challenge for Large Telescopes new [Re: LivingNDixie]
      #5546106 - 11/29/12 07:32 PM

Quote:

"Shakhbazian"

Half the challenge is pronouncing it correctly!




Think of "Shakhbazian" as "Shakeandbake" astronomy.
Now think of yourself trying to mark the Michael Jordan of astronomy as he dribbles upcourt, when he looks at you and utters:
"shakeandbake"

Yeah, and your chances of catching "Shakhbazian" galaxies with your 12" the way Alvin catches them in his scope are about the same as your chances of catching Michael Jordan with your chicken-legs-in-sneakers after he says "shakeandbake".


Just kidding, Alvin. It would be a neat experience for anyone who gets to observe with Alvin sometime at a very dark site with his Shakhbazian-catcher telescope. Man, some of us are still working on catching all three members of the Leo Triplet.

Edited by FirstSight (11/29/12 10:15 PM)


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