Cosmic Challenge: Abell Galaxy Cluster (AGC) 1060
Posted 01 April 2021 - 05:20 AM
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Posted 01 April 2021 - 09:30 AM
Thanks for another cosmic challenge. It looks to be clear tonight, so I'll be taking a look.
I'm looking at Sky Safari and mapping out a star hop to SAO 179041. I'm thinking Mu Hydrae to the SAO 155980, mag 6.1, about 3 degrees.
Mu Hydrae is the guide star I use for the Ghost of Jupiter and it's right in the middle so I'll stop off for a visit.
Then to 44 Hydrae, mag 5.1 about 4.7 degrees.
And then to SAO 179041, about 3.7 degrees.
My 10 x 50 mm finder has a 6.4 degree field so these should be doable.
I'm looking forward to some fun.
- Dave Mitsky, PhilH, Knasal and 1 other like this
Posted 03 April 2021 - 07:47 AM
A quick update:
I've spent an hour or two each of these last two nights viewing the region around SOA 179041 with the 22 inch, lots of stuff to see and identify. The star hop did work out.
It's pretty low in the sky even from my southerly location with its open southern view so keep that in mind.
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Posted 05 April 2021 - 06:59 PM
Posted 06 April 2021 - 07:46 AM
NGC3307mag.14.5 (averted vision)
NGC3314Bmag.13.5 (averted vision)