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Astrophotography / Meteors 2023 November 24 17:15...
Last post by Rick - Dec 01, 2023, 15:15:51
This is a tracked stack of the meteors captured by my two Global Meteor Network cameras on the night of 24th to 25th November 2023. According to the preliminary analysis more than half of the meteors shown are sporadics, but there are also several Leonids, Southern chi Orionids and November Orionids, and a few alpha Monocerids, sigma Hydrids, omicron Eridanids and Andromedids. The brightest one arrived at 05:53.55 and has had its orbit determined. It turned out to be a tau Taurid with an absolute magnitude brighter than -8.

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2023 November 24th 17:15 UTC to 25th 06:28 UTC from Dursley, Gloucestershire
Two Sony IMX291 cameras with 4mm lenses
Global Meteor Network RMS multi-camera tracked stack
Updates and Upsets / Re: New WordPress version
Last post by Rick - Nov 24, 2023, 12:01:05
...and again today. If you see anything strange or broken on the main website, please let me know.
Updates and Upsets / Re: Monthly updates ...
Last post by Rick - Nov 24, 2023, 12:00:25
Observing Officer's report for November is now up.
In the Media... / Europe's Ariane 6 rocket rated...
Last post by Rick - Nov 24, 2023, 08:48:09
Europe's Ariane 6 rocket rated 'ready to rumble' after passing hot fire test

The Ariane 6 launcher has successfully conducted a hot fire test –, an important achievement for the Arianespace and the European Space Agency (ESA).

"ESA's new Ariane 6 rocket passed a major full-scale rehearsal today [November 23] in preparation for its first flight, when teams on the ground went through a complete launch countdown followed by a seven-minute full firing of the core stage's engine, as it would fire on a launch into space," states an ESA announcement posted in the wee small hours on Friday the 24 and thrillingly titled "Hot fire: Ariane 6 ready to rumble."

The test, the longest "full stack" run for Ariane 6's lower liquid propulsion module with a Vulcain 2.1 engine, was conducted on the launch pad at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana.

More: https://www.theregister.com/2023/11/24/ariane_6_hot_fire_success/
Updates and Upsets / Re: Monthly updates ...
Last post by Rick - Nov 23, 2023, 05:07:04
Both October's and November's members images went up on time, but not the corresponding observing officer's reports...
Astrophotography / Re: Some dust and an interacti...
Last post by Roberto - Nov 21, 2023, 10:39:38
Thank you Carole!  The full resolution picture is too large.  Astrobin's full resolution somehow reduced the size of the file which is good news.  I could update the image here to link to that. 

Astrophotography / Re: Some dust and an interacti...
Last post by Carole - Nov 20, 2023, 16:49:35
I have just been putting this into the presentation for December and looking at it more closely, the hours and hours you put into this.  Plus the full resolution is absolutely stunning, seeing it on this scale does not do it justice.

Astrophotography / Re: Some dust and an interacti...
Last post by Carole - Nov 18, 2023, 17:19:09
Lovely result Roberto. 

The Molecular cloud processing is much much better than mine was despite several attempts. 

This will go in December's report as November has already been finished and sent. 

Astrophotography / Some dust and an interacting p...
Last post by Roberto - Nov 16, 2023, 18:03:26
Hello All

Acquired during October and first half of November:

IC1727, NGC 672, NGC 684, IC1731 and others in Triangulum - LRGB

Details here:  https://www.astrobin.com/ad4asj/C/

Dates:  15 Sep, 6 Nov, 7 Nov, 10 Nov and 14 Nov 2023
Frames: OSC - 86×300″(7h 10′)
L - IDAS LPS-P2 50 mm: 49×600″(8h 10′)
Integration: 15h 20′

A beautiful pair of interacting galaxies in Triangulum.   The whole area is peppered with other NGC and IC objects as well as a myriad of PGC background galaxies. 

And full resolution at: https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/siQ0YUlZBBEH_16536x0_UyysOTOH.jpg

LDN1529, Barnard 215 in Taurus - Mosaic 2x1 - LRGB

I had captured LDN1529 last November but wanted to complete the extended region of dust to its West.

Details here:  https://www.astrobin.com/y3w28w/C/

Dates: 23 Sep, 16, 22, 23 Oct, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 14 and 15 Nov 2023
Frames: OSC - 194×300″(16h 10′)
L - IDAS LPS-P2 50 mm: 115×600″(19h 10′)
Integration: 35h 20′

Full resolution (>100 megapixels): https://cdn.astrobin.com/thumbs/G6rjC_PU4oAI_16536x0_3SWSldq3.jpg

Astrophotography / Re: Andromeda Galaxy and Jupit...
Last post by JohnDeathridge - Nov 14, 2023, 13:02:29
Great images Roberto