Observers' Challenges for April 2019

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Here are the Observers' Challenges for April 2019.
 
Beginner Challenge Intermediate Challenge Advanced Challenge Lunar Challenge

M82
(NGC 3034)

a.k.a the Cigar Galaxy is a starburst galaxy approximately 12 million light-years away in the constellation Ursa Major.

M109
(NGC 3992)
 
is a barred spiral galaxy exhibiting a weak inner ring structure around the central bar approximately 90 million light-yearsaway also in the constellation Ursa Major.

Galaxies Beyond M44

Beyond the Beehive Cluster in Cancer lie at least 9 galaxies in which can be spotted in large scopes.

 

The Hortensius Dome Field
 
formed as a result of the Moon's own internal volcanism and are similar to shield volcanoes in Iceland, Hawaiʻi and Olympus Mons on Mars, formed when highly fluid lavas erupt through a central caldera onto the surface.
 
I'd like to see more people submit reports than did this past month -- I encourage everyone to participate, not just imagers! You can submit reports by way of images, sketches, or even without any imagery, you can come up and give a verbal report that perhaps includes the conditions you made your observations under, and the details of the equipment you used -- and of course a description of the object as you observed it! Be sure to send them to me for inclusion in the next meeting at meetingchair[at]ottawa.rasc.ca