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06-07-2012, 12:17 AM
Well, what can I say..Congratulations again Stu!!!
He has managed to find no less than 3 new supernovae in 7 days!! I just can't believe how he does it? This is number 29 for him.
His latest discovery is in NGC7531, it's at a relatively bright magnitude 14.7 in very pretty spiral galaxy in Grus.
At this stage, I have measured the position and brightness, and lodged a report on the CBAT Transient Object Page, so once again, we are in the nail biting period while we wait for confirmation by a spectrum.
Hopefully, this is a relatively close and bright one, so it should be picked up by the professionals and confirmed for us.
Now the wait...will keep you informed...
06-07-2012, 12:35 AM
Yes this is great news. We are having a good run lately. With Greg’s quick reporting and my conformation things ran pretty smooth. Here is my first image seeing is poor due to full moon etc and I need some sleep before work in 2 hours!!!
This is a really pretty galaxy a long exposure would look pretty cool
Thanks again to all the BOSS guys
06-07-2012, 06:24 AM
well done stu!!!! and the boss team.....
i'll have a look when the sky's darkens to try it visually !!!!!!!
06-07-2012, 06:53 AM
Congratulations Stu and the BOSS team :)
3 supernovae in 7 days, now that's incredible!
06-07-2012, 11:58 AM
Amazing, Congratulations to you all.
A real inspiration and just shows how much 'amateurs' can really contribute.
You guys are awesome.
Congratulations on a fantastic job.
29-07-2012, 02:53 AM
well after weeks of garbage weather out tonight with moon now gone and first chance to attempt this s/n with 14"sct crancked all the way up to 530x was unable to see anything within the galaxy.... bugger .....thought i had averted glimpses at arond 209x but that may have been just wishful...i don't know what mag it is know but what a bugger this was my first chance to get a look...
keep it up boss team there maybe another visual s/n in the near future...for a visual lookers to chase...
29-07-2012, 09:20 AM
Excellent news and well done to the team.
25-08-2012, 04:03 PM
Here are three images of NGC 7531:
(1) From the online version of the Carnegie Atlas of Galaxies:
(2) From the online version of the De Vaucouleurs Atlas of Galaxies
(3) From the Carnegie-Irvine Galaxy Survey
This galaxy is formally a member of the LGG 472 group of galaxies
, together with the famous Grus Triplet/Quadruplet and a few other galaxies.
The relatively nearby (in the sky) NGC 7410, which was recently imaged by SteveC and shown in the Imaging Forum, is not usually regarded as a bound member of LGG 472 group, due to a ~180 km/s velocity difference from that of the group. However, most of the bright galaxies in Grus belong to a large-scale physical feature, part of a "wall" of galaxies .
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