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Re: My "Supernova Predictors"

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  • barry.schellenberg
    You have some nice shots here Eric. Your star color and captured detail looks very good. Well done. Barry
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 21, 2013
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      You have some nice shots here Eric. Your star color and captured detail looks very good.
      Well done.

      Barry

      --- In ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com, "Eric" <eja24601@...> wrote:
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      > Hello all,
      >
      > I have a confession to make: I have this bad habit of working on an image, then giving up after a while because I'm not happy with it with the intent of coming back "some day" to work on it. I then either never get around to it, or go back, fiddle with it a bit, then forget about it.
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      > I resisted this urge with my recent sharing of the two faint objects, specifically the Sharpless 183 image. That one was, I felt, not ready for prime time, but I shared it anyway, warts and all. The feedback was enough impetus to make me look at the image with a fresh eye. I am currently working on a bit of a redo on that target. Expect a reshare of that nebula soon.
      >
      > With that philosophy, please allow me to share two images going back a couple of years (yes, years!). I call this pair my "Supernova Predictors", because in both cases, a supernova went off a few months *after* I shot a galaxy in that composition!
      >
      > The first is M101, a nice big galaxy near the Big Dipper. This is quite aptly called the Pinwheel Galaxy, though I will admit that I am a bit confused by that moniker, as M33 (http://www.skiesbyafrica.com/Galaxies/M33.html) is also called that:
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      > http://www.skiesbyafrica.com/Galaxies/M101.html
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      > Next is a wide field of galaxies in Leo that I originally planned to call "The Trio in Leo 2", as a nod to the original Trio in Leo (http://www.skiesbyafrica.com/Galaxies/TrioInLeo.html). There are more than three bright galaxies in this field of view, however, so I decided to call it a "Quintet in Leo" instead:
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      > http://www.skiesbyafrica.com/Galaxies/TrioInLeo2.html
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      > As mentioned in the text of this page, quite a few asteroids zipped through the field of view as I shot this area:
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      > http://www.skiesbyafrica.com/Galaxies/Images/TrioInLeo2/TrioinLeo2Asteroids.jpg
      >
      > Enjoy,
      > Eric
      >
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