Daily Archives: November 2, 2014

The Triangulum Galaxy

2 ноября

The Triangulum Galaxy is a spiral galaxy approximately 3 million light-years (ly) from Earth in the constellation Triangulum. It is catalogued as Messier 33 or NGC 598, and is sometimes informally referred to as the Pinwheel Galaxy, a nickname it shares withMessier 101. The Triangulum Galaxy is the third-largest member of the Local Group of galaxies, which includes the Milky Way, theAndromeda Galaxy and about 44 other smaller galaxies. It is one of the most distant permanent objects that can be viewed with thenaked eye.

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Boren-Simon PowerNewt 8″ F2.8
Imaging cameras: Canon T2i/550D (full spectrum mod)
Mounts: iOptron iEQ45Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm GuideScope
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Mono
Software: Adobe Lightroom 5.6, Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley
Resolution: 4410×2912
Dates: Oct. 23, 2014
Locations: Rodeo, NM
Frames: 52×180″ ISO800 25C bin 1×1
Integration: 2.6 hours
Darks: ~10
Flats: ~10
Bias: ~16
Avg. Moon age: 28.65 days
Avg. Moon phase: 0.87%
Temperature: 11.00
RA center: 23.355 degrees
DEC center: 30.712 degrees
Pixel scale: 1.460 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 67.221 degrees
Field radius: 1.071 degrees

Аuthor: mlewis
Astrophotography of the day of  SPONLI, 02.11.2014

The Sun online and activity solar.01.11.2014

солнце 01 ноября

The Sun produced three C-class flares, originating from Catania sunspot groups 2 (no NOAA numbering yet) and 3 (NOAA AR 2201). A prominence eruption occurred at the SE quadrant, starting at around 3:45 UT on November 1. No coronagraphic data are available yet to verify the direction of propagation of an associated CME. However, given the source location, any effect on Earth is unlikely. Further flaring activity at the C-level is expected from Catania groups 99 (NOAA AR 2202), 2 and 3.The interplanetary magnetic field magnitude reached a maximum of 16 nT and decreased again to about 10 nT. The Bz component was mainly positive. The solar wind speed has a value of about 520 km/s, with a maximum of about 580 km/s at 8:00 UT. Quiet to active conditions are expected, with limited chances for minor storm conditions due to CH high speed stream influences.