Next Monthly RASC meeting - 5th February 2021 7:30 pm

Just a reminder of our upcoming virtual meeting on Friday, February 5th at 7:30 PM. Join us from the comfort of your own home! Non-members are greatly welcome to join.

If you are NOT presenting a talk or observation You must pre-register for this Zoom webinar by clicking here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uvq7DS19SVmfFku1Hiq6xA  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

NOTE:  If you are doing an observation you will be sent a unique link (from Chris Teron) to join as a panelist and so you do not need to register in advance.

The agenda for this meeting is as follows:

- Ottawa Skies - Dave Chisholm
- TBC
- M&M Challenge (over the 5-minute break)
- TBC
- Observations
- Observing Challenges

Observation Challenges for January

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Year Beginner Intermediate Advanced Lunar
2021 M45
Open star cluster in the constellation Taurus
Also known as the Pleiades
~444ly away
Visible to the naked eye under suburban skies, great binocular target
NGC1055
Spiral galaxy in Cetus
52Mly away
11.4 apparent magnitude
7.6’x2.7’ apparent size
IC1613
Irregular dwarf galaxy in Cetus
9.9 apparent magnitude
2.4Mly away
16.2’ x 14.5’ apparent size
Large, but low surface brightness
Mare Cognitum
Ancient lunar impact crater
350km diameter
Landing site of Ranger 7 lunar
probe
 
2020 Messier 64
AKA “Black Eye Galaxy”
Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices
~8th magnitude
10.7’ x 5.1’ apparent size
NGC 5529
Spiral Galaxy in Boötes
11th Magnitude in brightness
6.2’ x 0.8’ apparent size
NGC 6578
Planetary Nebula in Sagittarius
13.5th magnitude
8”x8” size
Crater Catharina
Ancient lunar impact crater
Located near Rupes Altai
100km wide
3.1km deep
 
2019 M42 - The Orion Nebula
Star forming nebula in the constellation Orion
Forms part of the “sword” of Orion, hanging just off Orion’s fashionable belt
Easy object in binoculars, and a wonderful object to look at in any telescope
Abell 12
Planetary nebula in Orion
Magnitude 13.9 in brightness
About 37” in size
Very close to Mu Orionis — requires a clear night as any haze in the sky may require an UHC or O-III filter to help bring it out of the glare
Abell Galaxy Cluster 426
AKA Perseus Galaxy Cluster, 
Many Galaxies in the cluster,
How many can you spot?
18 NGC Objects, 11 UGC Objects, 6 IC Objects, 1 PGC Object
Craters Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins
Located within Mare Tranquillitatis near the Apollo 11 landing site.
Best viewed on lunar days 5 & 19
Armstrong crater is about 5km in diameter, Collins & Aldrin about 3km each
 

 

AstroNotes January 2021

Download PDF version: 

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

Presenter(s): 

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
Announcement

Meeting Video December 2020

Presenter(s): 

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 December 2020

Download PDF version: 

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

Download PDF version: 

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

Presenter(s): 

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

Download PDF version: 

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

Pages

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