FOR THE PROMOTION OF ASTRONOMY AND SCIENCE FOR FAMILIES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMUNITY in GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA AND SURROUNDING REGION EST 1987
M27 Dumbell Nebula
1360 ly Planetary nebula
visual magnitude 7.5
Photo by Dennis Wilde
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
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
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
Thanks to: http://www.timeanddate.com
2015 RMA Calendars on Sale now
Field Tripod for 12” Meade Schmidt-Cassegrain with wedge.
Great condition $1250
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
Next Date TBA
at the Furman Observatory on Hwy 11
Members and invited Guests only.
HISTORY OF THE DANIEL OBSERVATORY
By Lee Ott
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
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.
Check out our RESOURCE page
OUR CURRENT NIGHT SKY