[AZ-Observing] Re: Omega Centauri

  • From: "Spencer, Darrell" <DSpencer@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2009 16:44:22 -0700

We were observing Omega Centauri from the Antennas site on Friday night.  Among 
other instruments (including my 22x100 Oberwerks) a magnificent view was 
afforded by a gentleman named Fisk from Kansas City (friend of Dick Harshaw) 
who'd brought his exquisite 22" Dobsonian with Kennedy optics.   We absolutely 
dug to the center of Omega - even at ~9 degrees.   
Although I've observed the cluster from Antennas a number of times, last Friday 
night will be forever burned into my brain.

Oh, and did I mention the Horsehead?  

Best,

Darrell Spencer


-----Original Message-----
From: az-observing-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Randy Peterson
Sent: Sun 3/29/2009 10:00 AM
To: az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Omega Centauri
 
We saw it last night at 1:30 am from the Messier Marathon.  Unfortunately 
there were vehicles parked south of my telescope, but I could even catch it 
with binoculars.  Nice in binoculars, but would have been better in a scope. 
It culminated at 1:30 am last night.

Randy Peterson

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "AJ Crayon" <acrayon@xxxxxxx>
To: <az-observing@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, March 29, 2009 9:23 AM
Subject: [AZ-Observing] Re: Omega Centauri


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
>
>
>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
>
>--
>See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please
>send personal replies to the author, not the list.
>
>--
>See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please
>send personal replies to the author, not the list.
>
>
>
>
>
--
See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please
send personal replies to the author, not the list.

--
See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please
send personal replies to the author, not the list.

--
See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please 
send personal replies to the author, not the list.


This communication, including any attachments, may contain information that is 
proprietary, privileged, confidential or legally exempt from disclosure.  If 
you are not a named addressee, you are hereby notified that you are not 
authorized to read, print, retain a copy of or disseminate any portion of this 
communication without the consent of the sender and that doing so may be 
unlawful.  If you have received this communication in error, please immediately 
notify the sender via return e-mail and delete it from your system.

--
See message header for info on list archives or unsubscribing, and please 
send personal replies to the author, not the list.

Other related posts: