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by Apollo XX
Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: June Observer's Challenge - NGC 5474 in Ursa Major
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June Observer's Challenge - NGC 5474 in Ursa Major

NGC 5474 is a satellite galaxy of M101 in Ursa Major, and is classified as a Peculiar Dwarf Galaxy. That it is. Like M101 it shares a low surface brightness which makes it very challenging to observe from our now so dark skies. One of the most obvious anomalies of this galaxy is that its core is loc...
by Apollo XX
Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:08 pm
Forum: Astronomical Events
Topic: An Astrologer's Nightmare
Replies: 3
Views: 20

Re: An Astrologer's Nightmare

Beautiful image, Steve! And as for the clickbait tag line...perfect! :lol:
by Apollo XX
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Notes From The Field - A little post-sunset fun
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Re: Notes From The Field - A little post-sunset fun

Hi Pete,

Old way perhaps, but not hard at all! Just a little fun challenge for the heck of it!

Mike
by Apollo XX
Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:59 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Notes From The Field - A little post-sunset fun
Replies: 2
Views: 20

Notes From The Field - A little post-sunset fun

June 17th, 2022 – Early Evening; 8:35PM, 15 Minutes Post-Sunset; We’re nearly three full weeks into June now and we’ve had no clear nights with a dark sky yet. Yes, we’ve had lunar nights, four of them in fact, but for those of us with deep-sky observing objectives the opportunities to observe them...
by Apollo XX
Mon Jun 13, 2022 7:38 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Astronomy outreach at the Art Festival
Replies: 2
Views: 49

Re: Astronomy outreach at the Art Festival

Pete, my hat is off to you! You've been prepping for this event for a long time and by the looks of things the execution went wonderfully. Good for you! I'm sure it felt very satisfying to have the people interact so positively with all the different elements of your setup. Congratulations on once a...
by Apollo XX
Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:47 am
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Notes From The Field - Short but Sweet
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Notes From The Field - Short but Sweet

June 10th, 2022 – Early Evening; The SSAS group had a group observing session on the schedule for this evening, but with the threat of haze and even outright clouds occupying the sky the airwaves remained silent throughout the day. As is often the case though, the sky was quite workable for at leas...
by Apollo XX
Mon Jun 06, 2022 3:07 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: Adventures in Monochrome
Replies: 2
Views: 47

Re: Adventures in Monochrome

Beautiful set of images, Steve! The Barnard's Galaxy one reminds me of a slightly brighter version of the view I had in the eyepiece of my 6" refractor from Hazen's Notch Campground up in Lowell, VT. The sky there is probably a Bortle 3 quality. See that object from my driveway in Bridgewater i...
by Apollo XX
Thu May 26, 2022 7:13 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M13 by the skin of my teeth
Replies: 2
Views: 73

Re: M13 by the skin of my teeth

Holy crap!!! The 'propeller' is insanely evident in your image of M13! You're right, it's a keeper.

Mike M.
by Apollo XX
Sun May 22, 2022 2:02 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: Notes From The Field - Unseasonable Warm...and DEW!
Replies: 0
Views: 61

Notes From The Field - Unseasonable Warm...and DEW!

May 21st, 2022 – Evening Into Night; The temperatures during the day soared into the low 90’s on what was forecasted to be the first of two days of exceedingly and unseasonably high temperatures, and by suppertime I’m feeling the effects. My mind may have its days where it wants to deny my place on...
by Apollo XX
Tue May 17, 2022 6:44 pm
Forum: Observing Reports 2022
Topic: All Eyes on the Sun!
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: All Eyes on the Sun!

Mark, try to ignore Steve (I know, it's not easy :-) He's hoping for some seriously entertaining forum interaction here, so here it is; Capturing that image is one of the most arduous things I did on that day. First I had to go to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory website, then I had to find the 'mo...