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December 23, 2016 10:39 AM Forum: My Favorite WIMP.COM or YOUTUBE.COM

December 23, 2016 03:59 PM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

My best Christmas present ever....seriously

Posted By Floyd Blue

Hey, a jolly merry Christmas from my family. grin

December 29, 2016 07:04 PM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

Fun Winter Objects

Posted By Floyd Blue

Oh come on, as long as it is above 0, no problemo! wink

January 23, 2017 11:35 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

UGC 4414 From Minnesota

Posted By Floyd Blue

Cool never seen that before.

January 28, 2017 11:33 PM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

Re: SCAMMER ALERT QSI-683wsg "bundle" for $2500

Posted By Floyd Blue

If the deal is too good, buyer beware. :C

January 29, 2017 10:10 PM Forum: Deep Sky Observing

Lurking In Lynx...

Posted By Floyd Blue

Rod Kaufman said:

Instead of freezing and becoming a statue at the LAAS site in Lockwood valley on Saturday night, 1-28-17, I observed in front of my moderately light polluted home and, to my surprise, I had a pretty decent night.
First up, observations in Lynx were great! Check out the galactic rocket ship known as NGC 2419, a globular cluster which has a true space velocity greater than the escape velocity from our galaxy at its location. It's looks like a comet face-on without a tail and it lies beyond the Magellanic clouds:
http://observing.skyhound.com/archives/feb/NGC_2419.html
After chasing down this one, I chased after a bear as well. The bear-paw galaxy, NGC 2537, is a neat object in Lynx, definitely better under dark sky conditions but still impressive in my 16" scope with broadband filter and a 10mm ethos eyepiece:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_2537
Pop up the power and light up your scope with the photons from NGC 2683, a fine edge-on galaxy with a magnitude of 9.8:
https://dso-browser.com/deep-sky/3629/ngc-2683/galaxy
A bit more challenging is NGC 2782, an 11.6 magnitude galaxy with a stellar nucleus:
https://dso-browser.com/deep-sky/3733/ngc-2782/galaxy
Looking for halos? Check the Abell 779 galaxy cluster. The brightest member, NGC 2832, at magnitude 11.9, appears brighter than that at the eyepiece:
https://dso-browser.com/deep-sky/3789/ngc-2832/galaxy
I rounded-out the evening with fairly decent view of Thor's Helmut in Canis Major and now that Ursa Major is climbing back into the sky, my perennial favorites, M81 and M82 were beautiful in the view...
Happy hunting!


Oh come on, just because there is a lot of snow on the ground, cold and windy, where is your sense of adventure? shocked

January 31, 2017 08:37 PM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

February 3, 2017 06:19 PM Forum: A Day in the Life of the Administrator

Pictures working again

Posted By Floyd Blue

If you are referring to the pics in the classifieds, they are working well. smile

March 3, 2017 10:34 AM Forum: CCD Imaging and Processing/Deep Sky

Arp 335 From MN

Posted By Floyd Blue

Very distorted galaxy, nice shot. grin

March 25, 2017 11:04 AM Forum: After Dark

Stupid Question

Posted By Floyd Blue

If you are talking about a for sale item, in the classifieds, just respond to the ad and wait for a reply.
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