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Images 30/4/2016

Roger Samworth


Firstly, I had a look at NGC 3184 to see how the supernova was progressing. It's still there!

Then, inspired by Paul's sketch of NGC 2841 at the meeting on Friday, I thought I would have a go at imaging it.

I then had a look at 2 more DSOs in the area. I particularly like NGC 5371.

I also had a look at Jupiter, but the seeing was not too good, and the image is not as good as some of the previous ones I have done.

I could then see Mars and Saturn low down in the South. Not good conditions for imaging, but I had a try anyway.

Again, due to the very low elevation seeing was very poor. Nevertheless, the Cassini division in Saturn's rings was visible, as were a few of the surface features on Mars. I have also labelled a couple of the features in case anyone wants to orient themselves.

According to "Sky and Telescope" the bright edge on the left hand side of the disc is due to clouds on the "morning" limb.



Mars features_Samworth_010516
NGC 3184 supernova_Samworth_300416
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