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May
5
2018

M51: Hunting for the cloud

The whirlpool Galaxy M51 (NGC 5195/94) is a well observed object. You might think from an observer perspective there is not very much new, except you use the biggest / last generation telescopes. In this particular case, by surprise, it's different. A.E Watkins et. al. reports in a preprint submitted by April 06th, 2018 "DISCOVERY OF A VAST IONIZED GAS CLOUD IN THE M51 SYSTEM" He and the Co-Authors perform very carefull ground base exposures using a 24 Inch Schmidt-Telesope located at Kit Peak with subsequent image processing and uncovers a cloud nobody has seen before. 

Stimulated by this discovery, I started to work on M51 too.
 

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March
11
2018

SN 2018gv

SN 2018gv has been discovered by Koichi Itagaki @ January 15th, 2018 16:21:06 UT in NGC 2525 with a brightness of 16.5 mag. 

 

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July
2
2017

GAIA Alerts

Working on GAIA Photometric Alerts

Within the GAIA Science Alert project (GSA) teams a searching for transient events in the data of GAIA. 
A transient event is anything in the sky which appear, changes or disapears. There is a website available which publishs transient alerts in real time: http://gsaweb.ast.cam.ac.uk/alerts/ 

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May
22
2017

Inside the Pelican

In the last year, I started to work together with a team @ University of Kent monitoring Young Stellar Object for outbursts.

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May
21
2017

And one more

Supernove SN2017eaw discovered through TNS (Transient Name Server) by Patrick Wiggins on May 14th, 2017. 

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