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SIR PATRICK MOORE 1923-2012

Norman Lockyer Observatory.
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April 2013

in Targets for each month Wed May 01, 2013 10:38 am
by revandBellman • 5.141 Posts

Observers Section:
Ursa Major, Leo.
Alkaid (1.9), Mizar, Alioth, Megrez (3.3), Phecda, merek, Dubhe, Talitha and two Tania’s.
Regulus (1.4), Algieba, Adhafera (3.4), Zosma, Denebola, Cherton

Astro Scouts:
This month we are focusing around the Mare Imbrium, the golden Hexagon on the map below.
Craters – Plato, Cassini, Kirch, Archimedes, Draper, Pytheas, Lambert, Timocharis, Euler, Carlini.
Sinus Iridium, Sinus Roris
Montis Alpes, Montis Jura, Montis Caucasus, Montis Appenninus

Imagers:
Focus on the area round Leo’s star Zosma and Cherton.
As well as the Leo Triplet there are many NGC’s and M’s there to image.


Spectroscopy section:

Finish off Gemini’s stars and then have a look at Leo and Ursa Major.
Alkaid , Mizar, Alioth, Megrez , Phecda, merek, Dubhe, Talitha and two Tania’s.
Regulus , Algieba, Adhafera , Zosma, Denebola, Cherton
Some good A stars in Ursa Major to use for calibration.

SPAM:
see sheet for relevant showers


NEQ6 mount, C6 telescope with skywatcher guide scope for moving around with Starlight SXVR H9 main camera and SX auto guider.
Celestron C9.25 and WOZ 72 in dome with atik 460 camera and a Co-star for guiding with alpy for spectroscopy.
MCT5 with SE mount and SXVR MX 916 camera and star analyser for spectroscopy
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