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2020-May 1 - J. Lee -Tulip nebula and its surroundings

Last night, after the moon set, I went out to shoot Tulip nebula (sh2-101). Its was only for a short amount of time but 
I'm surprised how much it revealed.

Telescope: Astro-tech AT80edt
Camera: Nikon D5300
Mount: Celestron AVX

Acquisition: 3 min x 26, iso 200
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Taken by : James Lee
Date : May 1, 2020
 
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2020-May 12 - B. Hardy - SN 2020jfo - Type II Supernova in M61

SN 2020jfo is a Type II supernova in M61.  It was first detected May 6th.  We took a look at it last night during the 
Zoom broadcast.  M61 is 40 million light years from Earth and the supernova is currently around  magnitude 14.2.  
Just think, this star exploded 40 million years ago and this light is just now reaching Earth, amazing!

The supernova is too dim to see in binoculars or in a telescope without camera aid.  In a very large amateur
telescope it may just be at the limit of visual detection.  With a camera at 12 seconds it is obvious.  I have attached 
a snap from last night.

Taken by : Brett Hardy
Date : May 12, 2020
 
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May 6, 2020 - Super Moon

Super Moon taken with a Huawei pro p20 45mp LEICA CAMERA 

Taken by :  David Mills