Quasar 2C273

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Quasar 2C273

Postby albireo » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:13 pm

Yesterday I managed to view the Quasar 2C273 mentioned in the S@N mag's stargazing guide by starhopping from eta Virginis which pushed back my distance record by many hundred million light years.

As a bonus I got to see the nearby SS Virginis (which I didn't really know about) which was of an extremely deep red colour.
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RE: Quasar 2C273

Postby jsc248 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:46 pm

Hi Albireo,
Dids you manage to get a picture of the quasar? I know it only looks starlike but would be interesting none the less!
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RE: Quasar 2C273

Postby albireo » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:36 pm

No, I am not equipped for photography . I am using an 8" dob. I can photograph the moon and yesterday I had my first go at Jupiter and Saturn. Not very successful though.
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RE: Quasar 2C273

Postby jsc248 » Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:36 pm

That is a shame but never mind. Glad you're enjoying your observations.
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RE: Quasar 2C273

Postby Pete Lawrence » Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:06 pm

Well done Albireo - it's nice to hear that someone has taken up the challenge!
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