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Ron Clarke

Targets for 2019 (and on!)

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Ron Clarke

Decided having got a book from the Astro show last week to try and image as many Messier objects as I can.

The book gives the co-ordinates and best months/times to image them all although some aren't possible from the UK!

Some of them are a bit boring and just open clusters etc. and some are quite difficult and low in the sky but it will bring a bit more purpose to the year.

I will still drift off and grab some NGC's and IC's I'm sure!!

 

Cheers

Ron 

 

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Derbyshire Dave

Good plan Ron. What was the book? Last time I was in RVO they has a book called something like the "top 100 astrophotography targets"

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Ron Clarke

No, already got that, this is 'Messier Astrophotography Reference' by Allan Hall. 

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Smithysteve

A good idea, it’s good to have a plan - please keep us informed Ron! ?

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Ron Clarke

Well 20 already in the bag, the one's around Leo and Ursa major are next. (weather permitting!!)

 

Cheers

Ron

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Derbyshire Dave
13 hours ago, Ron Clarke said:

No, already got that, this is 'Messier Astrophotography Reference' by Allan Hall. 

Thanks Ron. Good luck with your quest!

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Ron Clarke

Well added 2 extra M's last night despite the guiding playing up.

M97  and M108.

M97 40 x 45s dithered so no no darks

M108 25 x 45 secs, no darks.

 

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I tried M109 but I need the guiding to work for that, but upto 23 M's imaged.

Ron

 

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Derbyshire Dave

Wow, well done Ron, you're cracking on!

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Ron Clarke

Not sure, all year I would think, there are still 20 I have not yet seen let alone imaged!!

 

Cheers

Ron

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Doc

I'm missing 12 and they are all to low to see, maybe they are possible to image, I look forward to seeing if you can do it.

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Derbyshire Dave
2 hours ago, Ron Clarke said:

Not sure, all year I would think, there are still 20 I have not yet seen let alone imaged!!

 

Cheers

Ron

All year! I was thinking that you might be quoting in lifetimes!?

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Ron Clarke

There's only 110! A lot of them are in groups so easy to get 2 or 3 on an evenings imaging. 

There are 20 I've yet to see!!

Cheers

Ron

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Ron Clarke

Good night last night, imaged 6 new Messier's ; M96 & 96 M105 M100 M53 M3.

Busy stacking this afternoon but 2 done, both only 30 mins as are most on my list now.

M100

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M3

 

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Ron Clarke

Six more added today, M10, 11,12,14,24 and M25..

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Bottletopburly

I saw m11 briefly last year that’s one I want to get , looked stunning 

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Bino-viewer

M11 is one of my favourites ; it never disappoints from a dark sky.

I still don't get the duck thing though......? ?

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Bottletopburly
19 hours ago, Ron Clarke said:

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For you Dave.

Nice Ron soon have that in the bag with the frac , widefield version ? 

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Sunny Phil

You can get them all if you go darn sarf. I've even seen M6 and M7.

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Sunny Phil

One I recommend for later in the year is M35. I'm still waiting to get decent focus on it.

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