Saturday, May 24, 2014

verified a star in M51 (Blue Mountains)

11:45 PM, Friday 23 May 2014. Viewed Messier 51 (M51) in Justin's 16" LightBridge with the 25mm and 2x . Very nice. I noticed a bright star at the 5 o'clock position. Struck me as odd. We did some checks to see if was normal or a supernova.

12:02 AM, Saturday 24 May 2014. I wondered if the object was around mag 13?

1:04 AM. Loaded images of M51 on my computer.

1:12. Confirmed it was a "normal" star. I was seeing it in other images. Bummer. Not a supernova.

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