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Category: Messier Objects


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To celebrate the end of 2015, Sky and Telescope (S&T) featured close to a hundred Orion Nebula (M42) photos submitted in their online image gallery–posting one random photo every hour until they have posted all the photos in the collection (started on December 24 and lasted until December 28, 2015).

Shown here is my M42 photos, as part of the S&T’s Orion Nebula Series.

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© Anthony Urbano (Manila, Philippines)

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The Triangulum Galaxy (sometimes referred to as Pinwheel Galaxy) is the most distant object that can be seen with the unaided eye, approximately 3 million light-years from Earth. This wide-field image of the Triangulum Galaxy was taken with a Canon 450D DSLR and a 50 mm f/1.8 kit lens, ISO 1600, 30 sec exposure, on November 11, 2012 under the dark clear skies of Boso-boso, Rizal, Philippines. The low surface brightness of Triangulum Galaxy makes it an extremely difficult target to observe visually in light-polluted skies. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano. For more images of galaxies, click here.

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The Philippine Astronomical Society will be hosting a Deep-Sky Observing Marathon on March 9-10, 2013, at Big Handy’s Grounds in Tanay, Rizal. Interested participants may kindly confirm their attendance with PAS Observation Chairperson Von Delelis (Contact: 09228320401). The Philippine Astronomical Society holds an annual stargazing session to take advantage of cloudless summer nights during months of March and April each year.

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Last year’s stargazing session hosted by the Philippine Astronomical Society. Photo Credit: Margie Parinas

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The Philippine Messier Marathon Open is an annual star party conducted under the dark clear skies of Caliraya, Laguna, where astronomy-enthusiasts in the country gather to observe and meet fellow enthusiasts. The highlight of the event is the messier marathon — astro-enthusiasts attempt to observe and identify all the 110 m-objects in just one night. This year, the first wave of the event (there will be a series of stargazing events) will be on March 9, 2013, at Eco Saddle Resort in Caliraya, Laguna. Interested parties are encouraged to confirm their attendance in the Philippine Messier Marathon 2013‘s event page.

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For inquiries, contact Peter Tubalinal, the Philippine Messier Marathon 2013 Chair/Organizer at 09479785001. Photo Credit: Peter Tubalinal

This event hosted by the Astronomical League of the Philippines is by far the largest star party and astro-gathering in the Philippines.

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As part of the UP Astronomical Society’s 2012 Members’ Lecture Series, we hunted some DSO’s on April 20, 2012, at the PAGASA Astronomical Observatory in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

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DSO-hunting with UP Astrosoc

We have successfully viewed the following objects in a severely light-polluted sky using only a 4-inch telescope!

M4 globular cluster, M6 (Butterfly Cluster) open cluster, M7 (Ptolemy’s Cluster) open cluster, M8 Lagoon Nebula (diffuse nebula), M20 Trifid Nebula (diffuse nebula), M21 open cluster, M13 (Hercules Cluster) globular cluster, M92 globular cluster, M57 (Ring Nebula) planetary nebula, M27 (Dumbell Nebula) planetary nebula, Albireo double star, Mizar double star, Cor Caroli double star, Coathanger asterism, and the Milky Way!

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M92 globular cluster in Hercules imaged using a Sky-Watcher 100 ED 4 in f/9 refractor, Kenko NES mount, Canon 450D DSLR, 90 sec exp, IS0 1600. April 9, 2012, Camarines Norte, Philippines. Photo Credit: Anthony Urbano

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