AstroNotes January 2021

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Editor’s Message . Notes from the President . Ottawa Skies . The Ottawa Observatory . Walter Scott Houston . FLO Moments . 50th Anniversary Events . Hot Topic . Astronotes Volume 59 Index . Monthly Challenge Objects . In Search of Mayall’s Object . Submitted Images . Estelle’s Pick of the Month . Carp Star Parties . FLO Star Parties . Next Meeting . Centre Information

Volume: 

60

Number: 

1

Meeting Video January 2021

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Zoom

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Regular items:

Chair's Welcome - Dave Chisolm
Ottawa Skies - Dave Chisolm
10-minute Astronomy News - Al Scott
Observing reports
Monthly Observers' Challenges
Announcement

Meeting Video December 2020

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Zoom

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Regular items:

Chair's Welcome - Dave Chisolm
Ottawa Skies - Dave Chisolm
10-minute Astronomy News - Al Scott
Observing reports
Monthly Observers' Challenges
Announcements

AstroNotes December 2020

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Editor’s Message. President’s Report. Financial Statements.Annual Awards. Ottawa Skies. Hot Topic. Monthly Challenge Objects. Submitted Images. Estelle’s Pick of the Month. Carp Star Parties. FLO Star Parties. Next Meeting. Centre Information

Volume: 

59

Number: 

12

AstroNotes November 2020

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Editor’s Message . Ottawa Skies . Member Profile . Monthly Challenge Objects . Submitted Images . For Sale . Estelle’s Pick of the Month . Carp Star Parties . FLO Star Parties . Next Meeting . Centre Information

Volume: 

59

Number: 

11

Meeting Video November 2020

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Venue of Event: 

Zoom

Presentation(s): 

Regular items:

Chair's Welcome - Dave Chisolm
Ottawa Skies - Dave Chisolm
10-minute Astronomy News - Al Scott
Observing reports
Monthly Observers' Challenges
Announcements


 

AstroNotes October 2020

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Editor’s Message . Volunteering .Ottawa Skies . Smartphone Astronomy . Adventures in Alignment . Monthly Challenge Objects . Submitted Images . Estelle’s Pick of the Month . Carp Star Parties . FLO Star Parties . Next Meeting . Centre Information

Volume: 

59

Number: 

10

Meeting Video October 2020

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Venue of Event: 

Zoom

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Regular items:

  • Ottawa Skies - Dave Chisholm
  • M&M Challenge (over the 5-minute break)
  • Observation Reports
  • Observing Challenges

 

Observation Challenges for October

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Year Beginner Intermediate Advanced Lunar Solar System
2020

Messier 33
Spiral Galaxy in Triangulum
Also known as “The Triangulum Galaxy”
Magnitude 5.7
2.73Mly away

NGC 7009
Planetary nebula in Aquarius
Also known as “The Saturn Nebula”
Magnitude 8.0
41”x35” in size

IC1396
Nebula in constellation Cepheus
Also known as “The Elephant’s Trunk”

Solis Lacus
Officially known as Solis Lacus
Variable surface feature of Mars
Variability thought the be caused by dust storms

 
2019

Messier 74
Spiral galaxy in Pisces
10th magnitude
10.5’ x 9.5’ in size
Sometimes called the “Phantom Galaxy”

Caldwell 33
Also known as the Veil Nebula
Supernova remnant in Cygnus
7th magnitude
OIII filter helps quite a bit

NGC 1
Spiral galaxy in Pegasus
13.6 apparent magnitude
1.6’ x 1.2’ apparent size
First object observed by Heinrich d’Arrest in 1860

Palus Epidemiarum
Small lunar mare on the south western part of the moon
Southwest of Mare Nubium
Covers an area about 286km in diameter

 
2018

M31- Andromeda Galaxy
Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda
Nearest galactic neighbour*
Magnitude 3.4
Easy target in binoculars

NGC6888 - Crescent Nebula
Emission Nebula in Cygnus
Magnitude 7.4
May require a UHC or OIII filter to observe

Stephan’s Quintet
Comprised of NGC7317,
7318A & B, 7319, 7320
Magnitudes 13.2 - 14.3
Located in Pegasus

Mons Hadley and Rima Hadley
Mons Hadley - a mountain in the northern part of the Montes Apenninus
Rima Hadley - Sinous Rille 80 km in length
Both close to the Apollo 15 landing site
Best viewed Days 7 and 20-21.

 

 

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