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At a night sky photo shoot I shot this image with a Canon camera. Looking closer at the photo you can see what I take to be a meteor, but I do not understand the exact duplicate path that seems to show two meteors. The photography teacher was also shooting that night and the image showed up on her photograph the same way. So, I know I did not jostle my camera. It was secure on a tripod as hers was.
Any advice on what the image might be or why it is showing as a duplicate line would be appreciated. Thank you, Kathy M.
Finally managed to observe the Veil nebula on last Saturday!
I remember spending too many hours searching for it during my observations.
The milky way band in the morning came up really nice ,almost a continuous band from scorpious to Cassiopeia (managed to see that too!).
Thinking about giving veil a last try, we pointed our skywatcher 8 inch dobsonian scope with 32mm plossl eyepiece and lumicon UHC filter and BAM! It was right there, bright enough to show it for first timers too! Looked like an arc or smoke chain coming out of matchstick.
All The reports say that Veil nebula is an easy object, but I have had hard time seeing it all this time, while easily observing Flame nebula and Horsehead nebula through smaller telescopes.
Maybe it's the real dark skies...or just some plain luck!
Hello, The link below is a round up of the southern sky in January from the point of view of Wellington in New Zealand. We’ve tried to capture a bit of a cultural flavour too with some of the night sky descriptions that are relevant to Māori. So if anyone is heading down to the Southern Hemisphere in January then be sure to have a look at some of the objects - if you’re already in the Southern Hemisphere, you might find it useful too. Here it is :The January 2018 Night Sky.