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Old 28-08-2011, 10:01 PM
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Border Stargaze 2011 Initial List

Well after a great 3 nights at BSG with clear skies and great company, I have a few minutes to list the target I nabbed.

NGC 6905 PN in Delphinus
NGC 6934 GC in Delphinus
NGC 7006 GC in Delphinus
NGC 6956 Galaxy in Delphinus
NGC 7184 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 7492 GC In Aquarius
NGC 7606 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 7600 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 7723 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 7727 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 7721 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 6769 Galaxy in Pavo
NGC 6770 Galaxy in Pavo
NGC 6771 Galaxy in Pavo
IC 4845 Galaxy in Pavo
IC 4836 Galaxy in Pavo
Comet Garrard
IC 5325 Galaxy in Phoenix
ESO 240-11 Galaxy in Phoenix
ESO 240-10 Galaxy in Phoenix
NGC 2744 Galaxy in Phoenix
NGC 7764 Galaxy in Phoenix
NGC 7796 Galaxy in Phoenix
IC 1633 Galaxy in Phoenix

Looked at many other objects, especially the Grus Quartet, 47Tuc, Omega Cent, NGC 253, NGC 247, The Fornax cluster among others to take advantage of such great skies and try out the new eyepieces (10mm Ethos and 7mm Nagler)

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Old 28-08-2011, 10:21 PM
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Well after a great 3 nights at BSG with clear skies and great company, I have a few minutes to list the target I nabbed.

NGC 6905 PN in Delphinus
NGC 6934 GC in Delphinus
NGC 7006 GC in Delphinus
NGC 6956 Galaxy in Delphinus
NGC 7184 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 7492 GC In Aquarius
NGC 7606 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 7600 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 7723 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 7727 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 7721 Galaxy in Aquarius
NGC 6769 Galaxy in Pavo
NGC 6770 Galaxy in Pavo
NGC 6771 Galaxy in Pavo
IC 4845 Galaxy in Pavo
IC 4836 Galaxy in Pavo
Comet Garrard
IC 5325 Galaxy in Phoenix
ESO 240-11 Galaxy in Phoenix
ESO 240-10 Galaxy in Phoenix
NGC 2744 Galaxy in Phoenix
NGC 7764 Galaxy in Phoenix
NGC 7796 Galaxy in Phoenix
IC 1633 Galaxy in Phoenix

Looked at many other objects, especially the Grus Quartet, 47Tuc, Omega Cent, NGC 253, NGC 247, The Fornax cluster among others to take advantage of such great skies and try out the new eyepieces (10mm Ethos and 7mm Nagler)

Malcolm
Nice one Malcolm oh goody more eyepieces for me to pinch @ the next Snake Valley camp i so badly want a few nice pieces to compliment Johnny's full potential
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Wow! Added to that list, that I captured in my eyepiece was the Cetus Bubble NGC 246, what an amazing object!

Cheers Petra d.
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Old 29-08-2011, 10:09 AM
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Seems like a great event, again, and some great captures Malcom, well done.

Jen, you keep your hands off that EP. LOL.

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Nice one Malcolm oh goody more eyepieces for me to pinch @ the next Snake Valley camp i so badly want a few nice pieces to compliment Johnny's full potential
Hopefully I will make it to SV in November, have to negotiate a leave pass after a 3 night trip to BSG! The Ethos is awesome in a 12".
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Old 29-08-2011, 06:40 PM
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Nicely done getting the list up Malcolm. But remember, the full report has to be on this site before you go on holidays.

I did try getting that Ethos off him Jen but he's pretty vigilant about it. You might have better success though.

Petra, NGC 246 is a beauty and must be fascinating through Albert. Sorry I missed the view.
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mmm the 10mm ethos sounds nice
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Nice list Malcolm!

But "Johnny", "Albert" ? Has the whole world gone mad?


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Border Stargaze observing report 2011

Well here is my fairly basic report on items I made notes on. Saw a lot of other objects but these were the highlights of the new objects. Didn't include Palomar 13 as it was mainly seen in Paddy's 16" and I could go on foever about how great some of the old friends were.

Observing Report Border Stargaze 2011
All observations made with 12 GSO Dobsonian Mounted Newtonian. Eyepieces used 34mm Meade SWA, 24mm Panoptic, 13mm Nagler T6, 10mm Ethos, 7mm Nagler T6, x2 TV Barlow. Charts and references were Uranometria 2000.00 and Deep Sky Observers Guide all 3 Volumes.

Observations for Thursday August 25
Transparency good, seeing poor

NGC 6905 PN in Delphinus
Small PN with no central star. 13mm at 115x showed North South elongation with brighter East and Western edges. Some mottling, OIII filter improves view. Bright star on North edge, fainter star to S.
Other Notes: Image here http://spider.seds.org/ngc/ngcdss.cgi?obj=NGC!6905&r=20:22.4&d =+20:07&e=J2000&h=15&w=15&f=GIF&c=n one confirms 2 stars mentioned.

NGC 6934 GC in Delphinus
From Epsilon Delphini, move 4deg S to pair of mag 7 stars. Target lies just to N. Irregular core with a wide halo, some stars resolved

NGC 7006 GC in Delphinus
From Gamma Delphinus move to a trio of stars 3deg to f at +16deg20 dec. Target is 50 to f. Clear globular with a diffuse halo, nor resolved at 115x.

NGC 6956 Galaxy in Delphinus
Stellar core, large faint halo. 2 faint stars and 1 bright star lie to N.

NGC 7184 Galaxy in Aquarius
Small bright core, faint star lies to N and 2 faint star to S. Southern extension appears brighter.

NGC 7492 GC in Aquarius
Very faint, even glow, some faint (mag 12+) stars appear in foreground. Largish but not resolved.

NGC 7606 Galaxy in Aquarius
Large and well defined. Distinct oval shape. Bracketed by stars. 16 scope revealed a stellar like core.

NGC 7600 Galaxy in Aquarius
Small, faint, clear core, little structure.

Also observed NGC 7723, NGC 7727, NGC 7721

Observations for Saturday 27/8/11
Transparency good. Seeing good
Comet 2009/P1 Garradd
Near to M71, in same field at 67x. Tail elongated to NE ie. Towards M71

IC 5325
Mag 11 star lies to p. Has a faint star on S end. Oval shape, no dominant core

ESO240-11 and ESOI 240-10 Galaxies in Phoenix
Lie 1deg to S of Theta Phoenicis. The 2 galaxies bracket a mag 11 star. 240-11 is a clear spindle with maybe a hint of a dark lane. 240-10 has a faint mag13 star to p and has a faint stellar core. ESO240-13 should also be in same field, suggested but not positively seen.

NGC 2744 Galaxy in Phoenix
Bright stellar core. Mag 8 star lies to Sp. Faint even halo, oval shape.

NGC 7764 Galaxy in Phoenix
Lies just to p of mag 7 star. Quite large, no core, faint even glow across object.

NGC 7796 Galaxy in Phoenix
Lies to f of pair of mag 8 stars. Oval glow, clear condensed core with diffused halo.

IC1633 Galaxy in Phoenix
Small but brigh patch. Part of Abell 2289. Has a group of 3 stars surrounding forming an equilateral triangle filling the view at 67x. Hints of at least 3 other galaxies in cluster were evident.

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Well done Malcolm, amidst what I imagine is a very busy schedule. Especially liked the description of the ESO group in Phoenix. You can now go on your holiday
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Thanks Paddy, our lift is turning up in about 30mins. I've realized I left out one very important obs which was seeing the zodiacal light on the friday night along with David Malin, which was a huge thrill, having never seen it before.
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Nice list Malcolm!

But "Johnny", "Albert" ? Has the whole world gone mad?


Cheers -

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Cheers Petra d.
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