[AZ-Observing] Re: Omega Centauri

  • From: "AJ Crayon" <acrayon@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 09:23:40 -0700

Stan, no doubt Omega Centauri can be seen from your observatory.  In fact it 
can be seen from many places north of Phoenix, even from the 5MM site.  But 
best place is south of the city and away from Tucson lights.  That's why my 
view from near MMT site is still the best.

AJ Crayon
Phoenix, AZ

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Stan Gorodenski" <stanlep@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 9:00 AM
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Omega Centauri


AJ,
I can also see OC from my place in Dewey. However, it has been a number
of years and maybe in the meantime the increased light pollution from
_your_   :-)   Phoenix has blotted it out.
Stan

AJ Crayon wrote:

>Don, best place to see Omega Centauri is anywhere south of Phoenix and
>avoiding the glow of Tucson.  While it has been many decades since I've 
>been
>to Vekol Rd that should be a reasonable place.  Another is the Antenna site
>well west of Phoenix.  Not sure about other sites east of the Valley,
>perhaps Griffith (spelling?) Ranch but I've never been there.
>
>My best view was from a site very near the Multiple Mirror Telescope, in
>1984, and after the lights of Nogales were turned off.  Although it was 
>only
>12° above the horizon it more than filled the eye piece field of view.  A
>truly memorable observation that hasn't been duplicated.
>
>Good luck on your quest and let us know your results.
>
>AJ Crayon
>Phoenix, AZ
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Don Hinchliffe" <don.hinchliffe@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: <AZ-Observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 12:14 AM
>Subject: [AZ-Observing] Omega Centauri
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>I would love to see Omega Centauri at the next new moon.  Where is the best
>location near Phoenix to see this best of breed?
>Thanks,
>Don Hinchliffe
>
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