||The Moon, Jupiter, and Orion Nebula M42
||Images of the Moon will be posted soon
||Saturn and the starburst galaxy M82
||Our images taken with the ST9 CCD:
Pleides star cluster and M1, the Crab Nebula, a supernova remnant
Our CCD image of M1
Moon, Mars, M57 - Ring Nebula, M45 - Open Cluster, M15 - Globular Cluster, M42 - the Orion Nebula
Our CCD image of M42, the Orion Nebula (60sec exposure time; R-band filter)
||We set up
telescopes to view Sun spots along the Ring Road during Welcome
Week. Thirty two new students signed up to join the Astronomy
||Tonight was exceptionally
clear, in addition to a few meteors we had a great time viewing the
Mars: Still bright in the sky even after two months.
Orion Nebula: Unofficially dubbed "Orion's Crotch" by club members. We were able to make out details in the clouds of gas and dust.
The Pleides: Very impressive when seen through the scope, a cluster of several bright stars.
Saturn: Extremely clear, looked almost unreal. We were also able to make out Saturn's moon Titan - the only moon the Solar System with it's own atmosphere.
round the 12"
||We viewed the following
objects with the 8" scope:
M4: A globular cluster in the constellation Scorpius, over 7200 light years away.
M80: Another globular cluster roughly 30000 light years away.
Ring Nebulae M57: A star nearing the end of it's life.
Mars: Getting bigger by the day, expect it to peak around Visitor's Night.
M7: An open cluster.
M6: Another open cluster.
(Descriptions provided Yvonne Huynh and the SEDS Mesier Catalog)