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November was a poor month, due to weather and a bad back restricting my viewing and photography.

I managed a few Sun photos in hydrogen alpha light but the Sun was very quiet.

I took some more Perseus shots but did not finish my mosaic. I'm hoping to complete it in December or January.

I caught two meteors on "film".

Here is the full report: https://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/201 ... -2018.html

I ...
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Comet Wirtanen

29th November 2018
Comet Wirtanen is climbing out of the murky horizon, and the moon is keeping back for a while. However clouds insisted on making an appearence too, making this a very frustrating observing session.

The comet was 13 degrees above the horizon when I took this 60 sec photo. It isn't particulary bright at the moment, especially being so low down. However it did look distinctly green! I could see no tail. I ...
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SATURN - VIDEO - BY - 75mm

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SATURN - VIDEO - BY - 75mm Telescope
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Blue-Star video

see this video blue-star
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Bode's Galaxy

Messier 81 or Bode's Galaxy is located in Ursa Major. It is easily found through binoculars or a small telescope. If you imagine the 'bowl' of the Dipper to be a bad square, then draw an imaginary line from the bottom left star to the top right. Extend that line by the same amount and that is the location of M81. (M82 - another galaxy is nearby) The bright oval core is normally all that ...
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Eskimo Nebula

Another planetary nebula. The 'Eskimo Nebula' (NGC 2392). This is in Gemini, which is coming into view later in the evening. Its only 10th magnitude, but it is clearly fuzzy, and blue. It isn't difficult to spot through a telescope.


Since it is so small, it is difficult to image any detail, but by using the highest resolution, and stacking 40 images I was able to get this.


This is 40 x 10sec ...
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The usual mixed bag of offerings for October:


For the video, I chose a Metellica song:

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M76 - the 'Little Apple Core'

With a name like 'Little Dumbbell' or 'Little Apple Core', I expected M76 to be smaller, but just as bright as its big brother, the planetary nebula, M27. Actually, it is not a bright object at all, and very much smaller. It is only 10th magnitude, which makes it hard to spot in a telescope. With the ISO set to 6400, a 30sec exposure give a very faint green rectangle with a blob of red ...
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M2 Global cluster

Hi all I took images of m2 global cluster and I stacked in deepskystacker,processed in adobe photoshop cs2.Thanks for looking.

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