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#1 hokkaido53

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 01:05 PM

The seeing wasn't very good last night, due to thin clouds in the upper atmosphere. Nonetheless, I was able to see the supernova briefly. It might or might not be as bright as I've depicted here, but with patience, you should be able to find it.

Drawn with 2B and 4H pencils on Canson drawing pad, then processed with GIMP 2.8.

-Roy in New Mexico

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 01:23 PM

Very nice. I have been wanting to get out and image it, but the weather here has not been cooperating. The Clear Sky Chart showed clear sky for last night, but it was completely clouded over.


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 01:28 PM

Quite nicely done! waytogo.gif


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Posted 29 November 2018 - 04:18 PM

Very nice. I have been wanting to get out and image it, but the weather here has not been cooperating. The Clear Sky Chart showed clear sky for last night, but it was completely clouded over.

Jim,

 

The skies did clear last night for a bit, much to my surprise, but I suppose it was too late by then for capturing a good image of M77.  See my post at https://www.cloudyni...to-5/?p=8978046

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 05:17 PM

Nice sketch capturing it and thanks for the heads up Roy!

 

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Posted 29 November 2018 - 06:43 PM

Roy,

 

Excellent capture of the supernova in M 77.

 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 11:31 AM

Roy,

 

Nice sketch of  Supernova (In M-77) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:24 PM

The seeing wasn't very good last night, due to thin clouds in the upper atmosphere. Nonetheless, I was able to see the supernova briefly. It might or might not be as bright as I've depicted here, but with patience, you should be able to find it.

Drawn with 2B and 4H pencils on Canson drawing pad, then processed with GIMP 2.8.

-Roy in New Mexico

Looked for it last night in my 12” sct and couldn’t break it out.

 

John


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Posted 30 November 2018 - 07:52 PM

Man, I gotta hurry to see this. Maybe tonite. Thanks, Roy.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 05:32 AM

I could see the SN in a 40 cm scope of a friend (with averted vision). In my own 30 cm visibility was doubtful. Bortle 6 sky.


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Posted 01 December 2018 - 08:49 AM

Nice work Roy. So it was brighter t h an the Seyfert Nucleus?

 

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Posted 01 December 2018 - 09:24 AM

Nice work Roy. So it was brighter t h an the Seyfert Nucleus?

 

Pete

I'm not sure, because the galaxy kept fading in and out, due to the wispy clouds that were beginning to form. I plan to make another drawing, under clearer conditions.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:06 PM

This image of M77 was taken last night (12/6/2018), based on just two 900 second luminance images in less than ideal seeing.  "Quick and dirty" processing could be better since the galactic core is washed out.  Scope is a 16" Astrotech R-C, with SBIG STXL 16200 camera and AO-X adaptive optics.

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 08:39 PM

I tried to have a look with the C-14 and failed  :(

 

But I did manage to image it with the 10".  900 Sec exposure with a bit of colour thrown in.

 

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Posted 10 December 2018 - 10:53 PM

This is so cool!




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