Photo of the Month for Feburary, 2019
The Orion and the Running Man Nebulas
M42 & NGC 1977
@ 2019 Russ Ruggles
One cold January weekend we had a break in the stormy weather pattern that gave us a few clear nights - well clear enough to get a few hours of imaging in. Anyway this is the result of my second night out. The first night clouded up by the 9th or 10th subframe and the evening was lost.
My imaging rig at the moment is a Williams Optics GTF 81MM F5.9 on an Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ. I had acquired a used QHY8 OSC camera a few years ago but never really put it through the paces. It's really not the right camera for that scope, image scale wise, but these results are fine by me.
This image is from a stack of 70 120 second images using DeepSkyStacker "Unguided" 52 flat frames, 27 dark frames, and 27 bias frames were used to calibrate and correct optical and sensor defects.
Post Processing was done in PhotoShop CS6.
CAS Monthly Meeting
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Annual CAS Picnic and Observing Meeting
The picnic is for members and family only and starts at 6:00PM at Klaus Braush's home.
Details are in the email sent to all members
CAS Monthly Meetings and Astronomical Programs are held the
Saturday closest to the Full Moon at the Mars Hill Campus of
Lowell Observatory, Hendricks Center for Planetary Studies
Auditorium (6:45 pm - 8:00 pm., unless otherwise noted) followed
by refreshments, and informal discussion. Meetings are open and free
to the public.
A tour of the Discovery Telescope (DCT) was a great success.
Photos and a brief description can be found at this link: DCT Tour Photographs
Asteroid (25226)Brasch is named after our member Klaus Brasch
"I was totally flabbergasted and delighted today, at a special luncheon that an asteroid (25226) Brasch was named for me by Lowell Observatory to commemorate my 10 years there as a volunteer in the public program, and for writing numerous magazines articles about astronomy and the Observatory's contributions therein. Several of the other long standing volunteers were similarly honored."
Announcement: The 2019 Club Calendar is Available
The 2019 club calendar with images submitted by our club members based on a lunar theme is available for order.
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It can be ordered on the Join Us web page
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