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#1 ssmith

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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:40 AM

When I went out tuesday evening I had a list of objects in Hydra that that I wanted to run through. As it turned out the skies were very clear to the south down to my local horizon which is controlled by neighborhood trees so I decided to take advantage of the execent conditions and visit some southern constellations that I have rarely ventured into before - Pyxis, Antlia and Vela. Here are a few of the results.

 

This one is very pretty.

 

BU207 Pyxis C9 3-25-20 219e edit crop dec -19.jpg


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:42 AM

Epsilon Pyxidis is at -30 deg dec which is very low for me.

 

Eps Pyx B1113 C9 3-24-20 3fr dec -30.jpg


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Posted 26 March 2020 - 11:44 AM

-32 dec - about as far south as I can go due to the trees and my first double in Antlia.  My latitude is 40 deg North.

 

Zeta1&2 Ant C9 3-24-20 308e dec -32 crop.jpg


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Posted 31 March 2020 - 03:28 PM

Stunning images as ever, Steve. 

Epsilon Pyxidis looks extremely good. 

 

As you know I very much admire carbon stars. 

 

And there are at least 4 in Pyxis. 

I cannot imagine catching one of these. 

I would have to drive down south to Wexford to see them.  

 

They are:

 

1. YY Pyx. 

2. R Pyx. 

3. UZ Pyx. 

4. UW Pyx. 

 

If you have the time and sky conditions, I would love to see an image of maybe one of them over on the Observational Astrophysics Forum. 

But no pressure if you can't. 

 

Kind regards, 

 

Aubrey. 




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