Celestial Observations By Club Members

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[Note: the 4 digit numbers below are NGC objects, for example, 3628 is NGC3628.]

March 19, 2009 Thursday a “Visions of the Universe" Public viewing session held at the Keene Public Library from 8:00 pm – 9:15 pm. KAA members present: Tom Geheran, Jim Fox, Chris Chase, Keith Goodale.

  • Constellations:
    Orion, Canis Major, Gemini, Ursae Major (Big Dipper), Auriga, Cassiopeia
  • Stars (Unaided Eye):
    Sirius, Betelgeuse, Rigel, Belt stars in Orion, Capella1
  • Stars (Telescope):
    Sirius, Betelgeuse, Rigel
  • Double Stars:
    Mintaka, Sigma Orionis, Mizar
  • Deep Sky Objects:
    Orion Nebula, M 41 (open Cluster), Double Star Cluster in Perseus, Pleiades (binocular and telescope)
  • Planets:
    Saturn and moons

March 16, 2009: Observations by Keith Goodale and Chris Chase from 8:00PM - 1:00 AM using the 12.5" telescope at the club's observatory.

  • Objects in Leo:
    Galaxies:m66, m65, 3628 aka "Leo Triplet"'; m105; 3412; 3384; 3389; 3367; 3377; 3377A (not visible); 3391 (not visible); 3419 (very faint)
    Other objects: Algieba (Binary Star)
  • Objects in Virgo:
    Galaxies: 4606; 4596; 4568, 4567 aka "Siamese Twins"; 4564; m58; m59; m60; 4647; 4638; 4660; m89; m87; 4438, 4435 aka "The Eyes"; 4438; 4435; m86; 4461
  • Objects in Coma Bernices:
    Galaxies: 4473; 4477; 4459; m88
  • Objects in Monoceros:
    m50 an open cluster; 2311 an open cluster; Carbon star near 19 Monoceros
  • Objects in Puppis:
    m46 Open cluster along with planetary nebula 2438; m47 Open cluster; 2423 Open cluster
  • Objects in Canis Major:
    m41 open cluster; 2345 open cluster; Carbon star near W Canis Major
  • Miscellaneous Objects observed:
    m37 in Auriga; m48 open star cluster in Hydra; Orion Nebula along with the Trapezium; Hyades; Alpha Persei Association; Coma Bernices; Sirius; Aldeberon; Saturn; m3 Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici

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