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    Default Re: Messier 30 certificate report forum.



    First light report ad12 m42 and m43.

    I can add on to my description of m42 that south of the main nebulosity there a solid black dust lane just under it there is another almost perfectly round blue nebulocity with a bright core. This is m43.
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    Default Re: Messier 30 certificate report forum.

    M95/96 65/66 has a sketch attached of the fov.
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    http://imgur.com/gallery/MNpI6tY

    These are views through the tasco 4.5in. using the 32mm gso. They were taken two months ago and I had a post in astrophotography on the night I took them but I can't seem to find it. They confirm m42 m1 crab nebula and hyades but hyades doesn't have a messeir number
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    4/2/19

    Seeing: good
    Darkness: bortle 2/3
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    Night report.
    Decided to conquer what I could see before tarus and the surrounding constellations went below the tree line.

    1st m35
    Set to the double angled stars on gemini went sw in the sky checked finder saw a smudge and doce in. M35 open cluster center of the cluster is more open and resembles a bell shape to me. There is a patch of grey nebulocity north east (in fov) from the center. This nebulocity is right above six stars that make a T .

    M37 north east of alnath. Globular cluster of pin tight blue stars. Almost dead center there is one brighter orange star.

    M36 s.e of alnath. Globular cluster. Looks like a starfish with curving arms.

    M38 se of m36. Globular cluster. It looks like a Christmas tree turned on it's side. In fov it goes east. The core is off centered and tightly packed on the left. The right side is more open and triangular in shape. At the tip of the (tree) there is a nebulocity and very tightly packed stars. (almost more like dust)

    M1 crab nebula south of m35. There are 5 stars that resemble cappella but mirrored. In the center is an egg shaped whisp of greyish smoke. The core give off a tight greyish white appearance and with adverted vision it almost has a bluish grey hue.

    M50 globular cluster center packed tight and has three L shaped arms on top, left and , right on the bottom it has two diagonal "legs" coming off.

    M47 west of M50 very small looks like a ball of dust. If I didn't know it was a cluster I would have thought it might be a nebula.

    M46 north west of m47: open cluster hard to confirm without guidance because it's so spread out. Center there are two stars left (in fov) is dull red and right (in fov) is yellow and brighter. A mirrored S shape snakes around the center.
    *Note while scanning for m46 I came across a dark grey nebulocity with very few stars it is about 2-3 for to the left (in fov) of m46. I believe this was ngc2440 planetary nebula

    M44 this is an open cluster of stars. The core spells LEA to me. The A is odd because the top has three stars making a triangle the left side has 3 stars making an upside down triangle the right side has a double star .

    M67 globular cluster. It looks like and octopus or a squid to me in the center. Running parallel above and below this are to lines of stars.

    M97 owl nebula. It is a greyish cloud in the shape of a 6 if you filled the body in. At the top curve there is black between the body and the curve. In that blackness there is a single red star.

    M108 is in the same fov of owl nebula and is to the right (in fov) of owl nebula. It is almost verticle but if you follow the stars off of the bottom of it to the right they make a smile.

    M109 Galaxy. almost verticle 5 stars around it making an angled rectangle. At the base of the Galaxy are two stars.

    M106 is a galaxy midway from m109 to m94 in a diagonal from top left to bottom right. This Galaxy sits at a 45° angle from bottom left to top right.

    M81/82 bode's galaxies. Start at dhuml and move directly towards Polaris about mid way is the double galaxies. The left Galaxy sits at a 45° top left to bottom right . The right Galaxy sits at a 45° as well but runs bottom left to top right.

    M40 double stars. Started at the star below dhuml (that makes the cup) and directly SW of that (not very far) are the double stars of m40. The left one is blue and the right one is yellow orange.
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    Default Re: Messier 30 certificate report forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomma View Post
    M95/96 65/66 has a sketch attached of the fov.
    The sketch also confirms M105.
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    That's should make 27. Should be done with 30 to orrow I redid my veiwing on a couple just to confirm. All of my views tonight we confirmed with skeye.
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    Default Re: Messier 30 certificate report forum.

    Very nice, Mike, and good descriptions as well. I believe I count 27 also. Almost through the first leg!
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    Default Re: Messier 30 certificate report forum.

    Good work Mike, you are doing great!! Fun to see your progress.
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    Well done so far!
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    Default Re: Messier 30 certificate report forum.

    Excellent work Mike, you have a keen observing eye and I do enjoy your descriptions.

    As already mentioned the Messier challenge is a lot of fun! Keep up the good work and good luck with some clear skies to nab those last three!
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