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Optical outburst of the quasar CTA 102

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#151 Aquarellia

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:26 PM

Ho yess, the show of this quasar is probably off for a while.

The weather is bad here, it's cloudy, so I write and draw!

Here's a kind of summary about this observation.

 

Between December 2, 2016 and January 18, 2017, I had quite a chance with 33 beautiful nights.
The curve of the light here bellow is based on some of my 60 estimations, all realized directly through the eyepiece.  The magnitude related material used is also shown.

 

CTA102-compil-t_l.jpg

 

I hope you like my souvenir ?

This particular topic, the messages from you all, and the visual follow-up of this extraordinary object gave me a lot of satisfaction.
Clear sky,

 

Michel



#152 nytecam

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Posted 26 January 2017 - 01:49 PM

Obs tonight 2017 Jan 26.77UT CTA-102 holding ~m14.5 under poor conditions  - will re-access and post pic later :)

 

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#153 Symui

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Posted 13 February 2017 - 07:20 PM

Now that the moon is rising a little later anyone still looking for CTA 102?  Locally I have clouds so it's obscured, last time I saw it was Jan 28th.



#154 goodricke1

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:53 PM

Another powerful gamma-ray burst was observed on April 19, 130 times greater than average and thus the brightest object in the gamma-ray sky. There was not a corresponding increase in optical brightness however.



#155 goodricke1

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 06:33 AM

The latest ATEL announces resumed optical activity, mag 13.6 and brightening.



#156 Aquarellia

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 08:38 AM

The latest ATEL announces resumed optical activity, mag 13.6 and brightening.

That's great, just when Pegasus is up in the morning again, that stays a strange object !

Thank you for your info.

Michel




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