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FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASTRONOMY AND SCIENCE FOR FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SURROUNDING REGION EST 1987

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 M27    Dumbell Nebula

1360 ly  Planetary nebula

visual magnitude 7.5

Photo by Dennis Wilde

Picture saved with settings applied.I decided to put together the subframes from Saturday night that I thought showed too elongated stars, and I came out with a surprisingly not so bad image.  I tossed the worst and used about twenty minutes of exposures.  The image is attached.
I then added my data from about 2 weeks ago (the one I posted on the Facebook page), and put together a combined image of about 45 minutes. See attached “combined data”. Adding the data improves the interior nebulosity and extends it slightly.

(Photo processed from images taken at Furman Observatory at
RMA star party July 26, 2014.)

 


RMA Picnic and Star Party

September 20, 2014

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At the Furman Observatory on Hwy 11

Members and invited guests only

Grilled hamburgers and Hot dogs will be served

members are asked to bring a side dish if you can.

RSVP to: Roper Mountain Astronomers Email


GENERAL MEETING

September 18, 2014

‘Magnetic Field Amplification in the Supernova Remnant of SN1006′

Will be presented by:

David Moffett Ph.D. of Furman University and Pisgah Astronomical Institute

2014-09-14 09.30.38(1)

 


 

Upcoming Solar & Lunar Eclipses 2014

Thanks to:   http://www.timeanddate.com


 

Deep Space Mysteries Calendar

2015 RMA Calendars on Sale now

$15.00 each


Meade tripod and wedge lx200 12

FOR SALE

Field Tripod for 12” Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain with wedge.

Great condition   $1250

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Meade Field Tripod with Wedge
For 10” Scmidt-Cassegrain
Good Condition   $500


Roper Mountain Science Center’s

Friday Starry Nights

Now Showing in the Giant Dome Theater & Planetarium

FLYER

www.ropermountain.org


 STAR PARTY

Next Date TBA

at the Furman Observatory on Hwy 11

Members and invited Guests only.

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calendar Click to see the RMA CALENDAR


 

HISTORY OF THE DANIEL OBSERVATORY

Presentation Here

By Lee Ott

 


 

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We have RMA Tee Shirts, Patches, Coffee cups, and star maps for sale. These will be for sale at meetings, star parties, and other events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Getting started with Star Gazing

By Lee Ott

Click to see the presentation from the June Meeting

 


RMA is looking for a dorm size refrigerator and microwave for the Hwy 11 dark sky sight.  Please contact Ed Richards if you know of one available.

 


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