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Re: (IAAC) Supernova 1999el in NGC 6951 brightening!



As I have a 32 inch in dark sky, I also would be up for these challenges.
By the way, are you grinding your own mirror?
Mario Motta
"Thomas O'Hara,PhD" wrote:
> Hi Lew,
>
> I'm in the process of building a 40" f/10 Ritchey-Chretien, which will
> be used very heavily for deepsky work. See attachment.
>
> En route, in addition to the more serious scientific stuff, I thought
> it would also be fun and interesting to gradually compile a "Visual
> Challenge Object" list for a 40"!  Your recent thread on extragalactic
> globulars in n2403 reminded me to ask you about it.
>
> >From your perspective, riding herd on this IAAC list, if you come
> across suitable interesting candidates, would you drop me a line?
> Faintness alone isn't enough to make it interesting, I think. It should
> be something we have always wanted to see, or would be interested to
> see, but have been unable to for lack of aperture. Jupiter V is one
> solar system challenge object...
>
> If YOU had a 40" R-C all to your self for a night, where would you go
> (aside from the obvious showpiece objects?) What objects are NOT
> showpieces even in a 20" (my current aperture), but would be in a 40"?
>
> Clear skies,
>
> Tom
>
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> San Diego, California, USA
> thomasohara@yahoo.com
>
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