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Helen

Acces to a couple of 2m scopes - what would you image and why?

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Given the weather forecast......

We'll have access to the Faulkes Telescope Project's scopes - probably via a queue system rather than real time operation.  That means a 2m in Hawaii and another in Australia, as well as some smaller 1m and 0.4m scopoes around the world.

So..... what would you like to image and why? 

We will then run with the best ideas  😎

Helen

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Oooo think I still have access to these :D Some spectra might be interesting, a bit different but still interesting and I have used before.....

My favourite observation using these was the Eagle Nebula in H-alpha, although pretty low in the sky at the moment if would be nice to have that done again

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For me it has to be Eta Carina, An iconic, Southern Hemisphere only object.

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One of those cracking southern hemisphere galaxies would be nice.

NGC253 maybe.

 

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Has to be the elusive M83 we try to see low down each year at the star party.

It also is very beautiful in images..

For those who can stay, Sunday evening should provide some clear skies.

Stay safe Helen and everyone. The winds are going to be strong and gusty tommorrow lunchtime and Saturday lunchtime particularly and will come from the south. Place cars on the south side of your tents with any tent openings to the north.

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10 hours ago, mdstuart said:

Has to be the elusive M83 we try to see low down each year at the star party.

It also is very beautiful in images..

For those who can stay, Sunday evening should provide some clear skies.

Stay safe Helen and everyone. The winds are going to be strong and gusty tommorrow lunchtime and Saturday lunchtime particularly and will come from the south. Place cars on the south side of your tents with any tent openings to the north.

Thanks Mark 🙂  

Weather is 'intetesting' here this morning! About to be brave and leave my warm, dry pod for breakfast - question is 'walk or car'??

I am for the first time staying Sunday, so hoping the dob can go star-hopping hunting 😁, and some solar during the day would be good too!

Helen

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My vote would be the  taranch   Spider nebula in the lmc ? 

I agree with Spikey. must be southern skies

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The faulkes telescope network has access to a number of 1m and 400mm scopes with larger fields of view at more location than before we have plenty of fun using them.

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