mksp-admin2022, After Dark, All, Messiers, NGC

Taken by Murray Paulson and winner of the Award for Prime Focus at 2022 MKSP. “Here is my shot of M22. This was taken on Sunday night (aug 21) with my Williams Optics GT71 f5.9 plus a 1:1 field flattener. …

Happy Hour on the Mountain – MKSP 2014

mksp-admin2014, All, People

Every afternoon, before the evening talk, and observing sessions, some attendees enjoy some time visiting with each  other, here we have a small group socializing at a campsite up at the summit by  the tower in 2014. This was before …

Owl Cluster and it’s Environs

mksp-adminAfter Dark, All, NGC, Open Cluster

NGC 457 (also designated Caldwell 13, and known as the Dragonfly Cluster, E.T. Cluster, Owl Cluster, Kachina Doll Cluster or Phi Cassiopeiae Cluster) is an open star cluster in the constellation Cassiopeia.

Dumbell Nebula

mksp-adminAfter Dark, All, Messiers, NGC, Planetary Nebula

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as the Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, and NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula (nebulosity surrounding a white dwarf) in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1360 light-years. It was the first such …