2019 Jan-Feb

2019-02-17 update (pm)

The uncharacteristic rain/snow weather in California continues. It has been hampering our efforts of training and tweaking software. However, there have been a few moments to capture some quick images. Here is a shot of supernova SN2019np in NGC3254 taken on the morning of Feb 8, just before dawn when it was low in the western sky. The supernova was discovered by Japanese amateur Koichi Itagaki on Jan 9. It is currently at mag 14.0 and fading. This is a stack of several 2 minute unguided images.

SN 2019np

 

2019-01-19 update (pm)

A view of the almost full moon last night in anticipation for Sunday night's Total Lunar Eclipse.The photo was taken through cloud with the 16" and CCD.  (1/10 second with H-alpha filter).

Moon

Author: 
WMacDonald
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Saturday, April 27, 2019 - 9:21am