Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Nova Sagittarii 2015 No. 2

Location:  Dipper Harbour, NB, Canada

Date Time:  March 24, 2015 0500-0530hrs AST

Weather:  Cold, clear, no wind, no clouds, -15C with windchill of -20C.

Equipment:  Canon Rebel Xsi with 18-55mm lens and tripod.

Attendance:  Myself.

Objective:  To view and capture an image of the super nova which was discovered by John Seach of Chatsworth Island, NSW, Australia on March 15, 2015.

Report:  Found a place where the car could safely be parked on the side of the road near Dipper Harbour and where south eastern horizon could be seen.  Quite hard to do.

Found Sagittarius low, just above the horizon.  Viewing was not great, as the main stars of the constellation were just barely visible.  For 15 minutes, took long exposure images of Sagittarius and surrounding areas.  Found it hard to obtain focus, because there was not an extremely bright object in sky to focus on.

Could not see the Nova naked eye, it popped out when processing the images.

One shooting star crossed just over Sagittarius, seconds before an image was taken.  No satellites were seen.

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