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

February 2019 Meeting Video posted

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The video of February 1st meeting of RASC Ottawa Centre, available on YouTube,  features guest speaker Dr Janet Tulloch of Carletone University reviewing the astronomical as well as religious significance of solsticial alignments in neolithic monuments in Orkney; science communicator and astrophysicist Jesse Rogerson reviewed the solar system's first known interstellar interloper, Oumuamua and the regular observers reports and monthly sky news.

  

January 2019 meeting video posted

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The video of the January 4th meeting of RASC Ottawa Centre is to be found here on YouTube. The usual fascinating updates from members, including Dan Vasiu's account of astronomy outreach work in Romania, was complemented by guest speaker Dr Robert "Lauchie" Scott providing an extensive overview of Canada's research and development into situational awareness for its space assets such as RadarSat.

 

 

Observers' challenges for March 2019

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

M78
(NGC 2068)


a reflection nebula in
the constellation Orion.

IC 418
(Spirograph Nebula)
 
a planetary nebula the constellation Lepus

Arp 82
(NGC 2535)

an unbarred spiral galaxy exhibiting a weak inner ring structure
in the constellation Cancer.

 

Bailly
 
the largest crater on the near side of the Moon.
 
We'd love to see more submissions into both the meeting and AstroNotes with observation reports for the challenges -- the reports need not be photographs, they can be sketches, field notes, etc. Be sure to send them to me for inclusion in the next meeting at meetingchair[at]ottawa.rasc.ca

Observers' challenges for February 2019

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

Crab Nebula
(M1)

Rosette Nebula
(NGC 2237 Caldwell 49)
 

Sharpless 2-301
in Canis Major

 

Alpine Valley Rille
 
 
We'd love to see more submissions into both the meeting and AstroNotes with observation reports for the challenges -- the reports need not be photographs, they can be sketches, field notes, etc. Be sure to send them to me for inclusion in the next meeting at meetingchair[at]ottawa.rasc.ca

December meeting video posted

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The video of the December meeting of RASC Ottawa Centre, to be found here on YouTube. Although there was no guest speaker, Brian MacCollough managed to take us on a very personal journey of the impact of the Apllo 8 mission 50 years ago has had on his life, while Rick Wagner covered the details of RASC Observing Programme for Messier Objects.

  

 

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