Target suggestions for March 2020.

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Target suggestions for March 2020.

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Post by KingClinton » Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:14 pm

If you have any suggestions for the March 2020 Monthly Challenge, we invite you to post them in this topic.
The topic will be closed at the end of February 2020 and the suggestions put into a draw to determine a winner!

Remember that we need suggestions for both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres!
Also remember the 9th magnitude limit please.

Looking forward to your suggestions!
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Post by JayTee » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:28 am

My candidate is Hind's crimson star, R Leporis. It is located south of Orion at declination -15° and is currently a mag 6.7 star. Given its declination it should probably go into the South objects bin, but it would be visible all the way up through Central Europe and the northern US.

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Post by sdbodin » Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:45 am

NGC2903, the one that Messier missed.

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Post by Graeme1858 » Tue Feb 04, 2020 6:32 pm

May I propose NGC2403, Caldwell 7, in Camelopardalis, the other one Messier missed.

And perhaps for the southern hemisphere group, the multi coloured open cluster M46.

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Post by BABOafrica » Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:49 am

Northern Hemisphere: NGC 2238-2239 Nebula (2238) with Open Cluster (2239): The cluster is an easy visual target and the nebula is an easy AP target.

Southern: I agree with the choice of M46 already suggested.
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Post by TheButcher » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:44 am

How about M64 (The Black Eye Galaxy)

It should be nicely visible on both sides and Mag 8.5

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Post by Refractordude » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:00 pm

After the 20th of March I will be staying up late for M104/Sombrero galaxy.

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/20 ... ero-galaxy
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