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by Bjohnson
Sun May 02, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Necklace Nebula?
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Necklace Nebula?

Observation data: J2000 epoch Right ascension 19h 43m 59.51104s[2] Declination +17° 09′ 00.9579″[2] Distance 15.0 ± 3.6 kly (4.6 ± 1.1 kpc)[3] pc Apparent diameter 0.35′[4] Constellation Sagitta Found a little detail but not much. It was discovered in 2005, so it might not be in most older listings....
by Bjohnson
Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Conjunction Observing
Replies: 18
Views: 1427

Re: Conjunction Observing

As if this is not a big enough event on it's own, there is a transit of Ganymede across Jupiter about 6:05 PM on the 21st.
Hoping to see this as well, and that some of our more experienced photographers can get some good pix to share.
by Bjohnson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction Monday Dec 21st
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Jupiter-Saturn Conjunction Monday Dec 21st

As we discussed at the December meeting, on Monday Dec 21st we will be able to see The Great Conjunction! This is sure to be an event worth viewing, if the weather cooperates. From Space.Com: Most of the time, when Jupiter overtakes Saturn, they usually are separated by more than a degree. But come ...
by Bjohnson
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: PAS Virtual Holiday Party/Meeting Friday Dec 4th
Replies: 1
Views: 247

Re: PAS Virtual Holiday Party/Meeting Friday Dec 4th

I Hope everyone who attended the PAS Holiday party enjoyed it.
I had a lot of fun with the festivities.
Thanks to all who participated.
Prizes will go out soon to all the winners.
by Bjohnson
Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: PAS Virtual Holiday Party/Meeting Friday Dec 4th
Replies: 1
Views: 247

PAS Virtual Holiday Party/Meeting Friday Dec 4th

I sent out a note by email to all members, but in case you missed it, details below for the Meeting Friday night. Greetings! You are invited to the Pontchartrain Astronomy Society’s Annual Holiday Party- Virtually! We will hold a December meeting/Holiday Party on Friday December 4th at 7:30PM. Link ...
by Bjohnson
Fri Oct 30, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: SPMOS Locks
Replies: 0
Views: 527

SPMOS Locks

SPMOS Locks on the bunkhouse and Observatory have been changed and updated. Reasons will be elaborated at the next meeting. We have ordered new keys. Anyone with keys to SPMOS will need to request a replacement key. As soon as they are available, I will let you know the best way to get your key repl...
by Bjohnson
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: DSSG 2020 - Registrations received thru 10/17/20
Replies: 2
Views: 471

Re: DSSG 2020 - Registrations received thru 10/17/20

Looks good!

How far out can we start looking at the weather?
It's been really nice lately.
Hope someone can bottle some of this up and save it for next month!
by Bjohnson
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Free EQ mount
Replies: 2
Views: 600

Re: Free EQ mount

I sent you an email.

you can call me 504-451-1044
by Bjohnson
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: October PAS meeting Friday Oct 2nd 7:30PM Zoom
Replies: 0
Views: 591

October PAS meeting Friday Oct 2nd 7:30PM Zoom

Just a quick reminder that the October PAS meeting is scheduled for TOMORROW, Friday October 2nd at 7:30PM via Zoom. Link to meeting below. If you are not yet a Zoom user, and you need help, email me and I can guide you through the Zoom process. Hope to see you all there Friday night! Topic: October...
by Bjohnson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: PASNola Forum
Topic: Ranking Messiers
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Ranking Messiers

[attachment=0]Ranking Messiers.jpg[/attachment]

Came across this on Reddit.
Thought it might be helpful to some beginners who want a place to start with finding DeepSky objects.

Just curious if you agree with the rankings or would change it up any.