April 2, 2023 at 9:48 pm #14238
An early morning (April 2nd) photo of globular cluster M3. Scope AT80ED camera ASI 183 MC. Fits file edited with ASI Fits Viewer.
Attachments:April 13, 2023 at 12:05 pm #14242
An April 12 image of M81 and M82 taken with the AT80ED and ASI 183MC camera. (Minor touch ups of the FITS file, saved as a PNG file and converted to a JPEG in Photoshop Elements). No darkfield taken. About 200 5 second images stacked.
Attachments:April 13, 2023 at 3:53 pm #14244
Great picture of the M81 and M82 with 80 mm (3.14 inch) aperture with total 16 minutes exposure. Thanks!April 14, 2023 at 10:31 am #14245
Thanks Josef. I had quite a bit of edge of fov brightness in the above and I did get separate images of each galaxy. I combined the latter two images in the picture of M81 and M82 below.
Attachments:April 23, 2023 at 9:51 pm #14250
There is just now Kp 7.67 – storm, higher probability to see aurora, see https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/news/update-g4-storm-observed-sunday-april-23-2023May 20, 2023 at 7:30 pm #14259
New supernova in M 101 now! see https://spaceweathergallery2.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=196139May 21, 2023 at 7:01 pm #14260
Some sun pictures from last two days. Starblast 4.5 with Orion filter.
Attachments:May 28, 2023 at 12:04 pm #14263
The supernova (arrow) in the Pinwheel galaxy (M 101) is amazingly bright compared to the rest of the galaxy. I finally got a good look and fair image early this am (5-28).
Attachments:May 28, 2023 at 12:50 pm #14265
Great picture of the supernova 2023ixf! Looking at stars around like at Stellarium-web supernova could be brighter than 12 mag. According to https://www.rochesterastronomy.org/sn2023/sn2023ixf.html it could be around 11 mag.
See also AAVSO chart and labeled stars or brightness reports.May 29, 2023 at 11:35 am #14266
Thanks Josef. Seems like it may be at magnitude 11 based on your links above for May 29. I also wanted to be sure I was pointing to the supernova in my picture so I did a blink comparison with an online photo from Sky and Telescope and show that below.
Attachments:June 22, 2023 at 10:24 am #14309
Summer is here and so is the summer triangle and one of our favorite Messier objects, M 27 The Dumbbell Nebula. In photo below I used a 3.1 in refractor, the ASI 183MC camera with Orion skyglow filter and 64 5sec live stacked images. I was happy to see good color and the central white dwarf star.
Attachments:August 1, 2023 at 5:57 pm #14414
The bright core of the Andromeda galaxy (M31) with hints of its spiral disc appears in this live stacked image below. The dwarf satellite galaxy M32 is at the upper right. All foreground stars are from our galaxy, the Milky Way. Photo taken with an 80mm refractor on July 21, 151/5 sec. stacked frames using the ASI 183MC camera.
Attachments:August 16, 2023 at 10:58 pm #14423
The night of 8-15 was pretty good for observing and with the moon absent good for some astrophotography. I obtained a fairly good image of M17 the Omega Nebula in Sagittarius. I rotated the image below to approximate the orientation of many images online. At the eyepiece M17 was fairly easy to see at low power as a tilted, whitish rectangular shape in a very starry field.
Attachments:September 4, 2023 at 6:30 am #14463
This morning at about 4:45 AM I was able to see comet C/2023 P1 Nishimura from Root River Park by binocular 10×50. Comet was left from M44. See Stellarium.September 16, 2023 at 11:50 am #14471
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