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M51 Supernova

Started by aristaeus63, 06/04/2011 06:00AM
Posted 06/04/2011 06:00AM Opening Post
I spent about 3.5 hours out tonight observing. I started with M51. The new supernova is quite easy to see if you use high enough magnification. At 400x I could easily hold it with direct vision. A good finder chart or photo is needed to positively ID it.


DSOs observed:
NGCs 2005, ICs 103, Other 70, Palomar GCs 6, Abell PNs 12, Herschel 400: 316.
Celestron CPC 1100, Lunt 60mm Ha Solar Scope
Posted 06/05/2011 11:49PM #1
I was able to see the SN last nite in my C11 under mag 5.5 skies, although they are bit better towards the north where this was.

Posted 06/08/2011 07:09PM #2
Thanks again Andreas for your picture--exactly what I needed to make the ID with confidence. Saw the SN in the late twilight before the clouds rolled in, with my 16-inch. Quite easy at 280X.


George Golitzin