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« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2020, 09:53:00 AM »

Very well done Tweefo.

I tried getting a pic of the comet c/2020 f8 (SWAN) which is currently all the rage. I found the first step difficult already - dragging myself out from under the down at 05H00. That's five-ay-em.* When I eventually found the comet, it was behind a palm tree, and not accessible to the business end of the camera which is joined to the telescope, which is sitting on a mount affixed to a pedestal cast into terra firma. This palm tree has been pushing my eastern horizon ever higher over the years, and now I'm robbed of every celestial marvel below 40 degrees in that direction. I know when I'm beat.

(* Another unfortunate part of rising first in this household is the looks you get later when it becomes known that you cooked coffee only for yourself.)
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« Reply #46 on: May 13, 2020, 16:03:55 PM »

NGC 3603 from last night. A difficult target with my equipment, plus I struggled a lot with the processing, that's why it's too red. Maybe I'll redo it on another day, but I am tired of this object now. It is actually a star cluster inside the nebula but my equipment is too small to resolve it, I think.

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« Reply #47 on: May 16, 2020, 14:31:58 PM »

Messier 83 or the Southern Pinwheel galaxy.

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« Reply #48 on: May 16, 2020, 23:59:28 PM »

That is amazing.
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« Reply #49 on: May 18, 2020, 10:40:48 AM »

The Leo Triplet galaxies taken last night from my backyard.

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« Reply #50 on: May 18, 2020, 10:44:10 AM »

Lagoon nebula last night.

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« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2020, 14:08:25 PM »

Getting even better.
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« Reply #52 on: June 02, 2020, 09:59:40 AM »

I skipped most of this video because it's hemisphere-centric and, hopefully by now we all know SpaceX launched their dudes.

However the latter part (linked at time) contains some cool stuff: A new "closest" (quoted because who knows...) black hole that can be "seen" (located) from southern skies with the human eye. And a new candidate explanation for FRBs.

Video.
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« Reply #53 on: June 21, 2020, 10:30:50 AM »

The Trifid nebula last night. Seeing was bad, so not my best Trifid. 39 Frames of 240 seconds each.

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« Reply #54 on: June 22, 2020, 14:06:33 PM »

Pragtig!
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« Reply #55 on: June 26, 2020, 06:49:59 AM »

The Prawn nebula.

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« Reply #56 on: June 30, 2020, 16:10:07 PM »

The Lobster, or also called "The War and Peace Nebula". Sorry about the spelling mistake. I've got no idea how to edit it. (I flattened the layers and saved it in Photoshop before I realised my mistake). War and Peace name is because there is supposed to be a dove to one side and the big part is supposed to look like a skull. My imagination, however, is seriously lacking so I cannot see it.

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« Reply #57 on: July 01, 2020, 07:28:30 AM »

The Lobster, or also called "The War and Peace Nebula". Sorry about the spelling mistake. I've got no idea how to edit it. (I flattened the layers and saved it in Photoshop before I realised my mistake). War and Peace name is because there is supposed to be a dove to one side and the big part is supposed to look like a skull. My imagination, however, is seriously lacking so I cannot see it.



I think I can possibly see the skull, but even though a bird watcher, I see no dove. As for the pease, you could simply claim you were making punny jokes on the subject of whirled peas, and spelled it like that because that's how it's spelled in the Game of Thrones series. :-)
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« Reply #58 on: July 01, 2020, 11:36:57 AM »

... but even though a bird watcher, I see no dove.
More likely because you are a bird watcher.

Nice work Mr T!
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« Reply #59 on: July 11, 2020, 18:40:28 PM »

I did the War and Peace nebula again. I added some more photos, so this picture is 3.2 hours worth of data. But I should have stretched it a bit more as my previous effort looks better. I also managed to not make a spelling mistake I think.

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