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April Herschel 70

PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2015 4:36 pm
by edward-fraini
If anyone builds an electronic file (be it .xls,.stx or even .pdf) of the 70 Herschel items that he discovered on one night in April I would sure like to get a copy of it. I subscribe to Astronomy and not S&T where they were listed. I think it would be neat to repeat the performance. Even with Digital Circles.

Ed

Re: April Herschel 70

PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:50 pm
by chris-ober

Re: April Herschel 70

PostPosted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:27 am
by edward-fraini
Thanks, Wow not sure how many of these we can see at the Columbus site, Might plan on a trip out west to give this a shot.

Ed F

Re: April Herschel 70

PostPosted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 10:48 am
by stephen-jones
It's all relative Ed... I'm sure Larry M can see them all from the site

Re: April Herschel 70

PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:21 pm
by chris-ober
Naked-eye...

stephen-jones wrote:It's all relative Ed... I'm sure Larry M can see them all from the site

Re: April Herschel 70

PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 10:20 am
by rene-gedaly
I'm no Larry Mitchell :lol: but I'm using the great conditions at the site to do as many as I can tonight. ST3 shows 280+ at optimum visibility and another 64 at near optimum at the dark site tonight, assuming one stays up all night.

Anyone hear the story of someone in the club doing <all> the Herschel 1 in one night? I'll be using my 8" Lightswitch with some pretty decent Televue eyepieces to run through as many as possible. Hoping for 100 but I take a lot of time verifying against Uranometria and logging. I have yet to be truly satisfied with any of my attempts at the Messier Marathon because of the Virgo / Coma region. So many galaxies, how can you be sure you got an M and not another designation? Decided that the "brighter" ones were probably Messiers (but not always!) so that made searching easier. But Herschels are all over the place, literally and figuratively.

Re: April Herschel 70

PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:31 am
by rene-gedaly
Herschels are not Messiers. (Except the ones that are.) I added only 17 more confirmed and half that in negative observations. Could go only till 01:30 before the sky mucked out. Those who do the Herschel 70 must have really good observing conditions and a larger aperture scope than 8". And be better observers, of course. :oops: So 51 confirmed.