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Re: (IAAC) Obj: Unkn own - Inst: aperture=3.5 700mm Focal Length, tr



How close to M5? Could it be just an outlying clump of unresolved stars or is it too far away for that? Who knows, it might be Comet Wilson I !
 
Michael Geldorp
 
----- Original Message -----
From: Kim Gowney
To: netastrocatalog-announce@jovian.com
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2001 1:05 PM
Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: Unkn own - Inst: aperture=3.5 700mm Focal Length, tr

Hi Mark,
AHA!, so, my post with the image attachment was based on the incorrect co-ords, the nearest  object to M5 that I could find was PAL 5
A Globular cluster which is south of M5 and is mag 11, which at first glance would seem to be  in the range of you scope, but when I downloaded an Image of it, it was very very faint, it is a cluster that is extremely thin in stars and I doubt if I could see it under ideal conditions with an 8" scope, never mind a 3" I think that's the important thing here, your aperture has definite limitations so whatever you saw will have to be within it's grasp and really there is nothing I can find any where near m5 that fits the bill, If it is clear out here tonight I might try and have a look, (got work tomorrow) you might want to try downloading some images yourself, try this site   http://archive.eso.org/dss/dss     select display as a gif image, you can save it to disk if you want once you've seen it then.  Kim Gowney.
ps, all my searches were done using Skymap pro7
----- Original Message -----
From: Mark Wilson
To: netastrocatalog-announce@jovian.com
Sent: Sunday, May 13, 2001 4:16 AM
Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: Unkn own - Inst: aperture=3.5 700mm Focal Length, tr

Hi All
 
I feel real stupid, I had the wrong numbers earlier on the object I see.
 
Here are the new numbers, and these are 100% correct, I triple checked before I posted them :)
 
RA:  15h 14m 52.85s
 
DEC:  0.255
 
Time:  23 EST 05/12/01  ||  0300 UT 05/13/01
 
Constellation:  Serpens Caput
 
 
It is real close to M5 ( I did verify the object isn't M5 )
 
Here is the latest pic of the Home Planet Pic I made showing the location of the object. ( Circled area and Red dot represents the object)
 
http://www.strato.net/astrology/images/uknobj2.jpg
 
 
 
Someone take a peek at that and let me know what it is.  The only thing I am showing in that area is M5
 
Thanks!
 
Mark

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