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Helix and Sculptor's galaxy with perfect seeing

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#1 bertandlaville

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:10 PM

Hi All,

 

The last new moon has been... various. I observed three nights in my observatory of southern Alps, and two of them were with a very bad seeing, 4", whereas the third one was almost perfect: the seeing went down up to 1.2" during quite all the night.

Actually, I took this opportunity to point at two marvels of last summer, Helix and NGC 253, which have the inconvenient to be low over the horizon in my latitude.

But with this seeing, the view was stunny: totally immobile, and showed a lot of unexpected details.

Here are my reports (with an interesting comparison from Namibia):

http://www.deepsky-d...7293/dsdlang/fr

http://www.deepsky-d...53-2/dsdlang/fr

 

Clear skies

Bertrand

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  • NGC 7293  T635 BL 2009.jpg
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#2 Helvetios

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:26 PM

Wow - you have captured some very subtle detail beautifully!  Your drawing skills are near photographic but you have an artistic sensibility.

 

What is the aperture size of your telescope?

 

Richard



#3 bertandlaville

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:42 PM

It is written in the corner of the image: T635 mm, that is 25"



#4 Gary Z

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 04:21 PM

Just Wonderful!  Thank you for sharing your work! 

 

Gary



#5 niteskystargazer

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 03:04 PM

Bertrand,

 

Very nice sketches of Helix and Sculptor's Galaxy (With perfect seeing) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

thanx.gif ,

 

Tom



#6 IVM

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:02 PM

Great work. I did look at the Helix last new moon from 4800 ft on a 21.8 SQM night. Looked similar. Showed it to a fellow astronomer also. It was the first time in uncountable years that someone else (human, with a scope) was there.



#7 clintmk89

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Posted 20 September 2019 - 07:39 PM

Beautiful! Helix looks almost ghostly, must have been a sight. :)


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