Another New Prime Number

The mega-computing array found a new Prime Number last Sunday.

The Prime Number is:
4324748322195*2^1290000-1

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Got today’s EPOD Encore

Imaging Diatoms. A focus-stacked photomicromosaic.

https://epod.usra.edu/

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March 2019 – Image of the Month

This is the recent M44 (Beehive Cluster) within the “Stargate”. The two bright red stars over to the far left are both Carbon stars. Image taken with the 200mm lenses and the Starlight Xpress Trius M26C OSC CCDs.

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M44 region with the Canon 200mm prime lenses from last night

Last night I got 18 x 15-minute subs on the M44 region with the 200mm lenses and I combined it with some earlier 200mm data.

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Picture of the Month – February 2019

Aldebaran and the Hyades has been looking splendid on any clear Moonless night this Winter. This is a 2.5 frame mosaic taken with the 200mm lenses and Trius M26C OSC CCDs. You don’t often see images containing the nice little open cluster in the top left hand corner.

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January 2019 – Image of the Month

I have been extremely lazy in trying to maintain an Image of the Month, so with a New Year just starting, let’s see if I can do better.

Up there, right now, are the Pleaides (in Taurus) and this is a total of fifteen hours exposure time using 40-minute sub exposures, taken over two years using the 3 x Sky90s with 3 x M26C OSC CCDs on the MiniWASP array.

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Comet Wirtanen 46P

Taken just last night, here is my first look at comet Wirtanen 46P grabbed quickly with the Canon 5D MkII and a 15mm fisheye lens. Moon up so no point in bringing out the big guns really. May try with a 50mm lens on the 5D MkII if I get some more clear sky.

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Pleiades – superdeep

I took 6 hours of 40-minute subs with the Sky 90 array on 9th December 2018 and added this to 9 hours of 40-minute subs taken last year to get this result.

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Procyon and Gomeisa

Alpha and Beta Canis Minoris taken with the 200mm lenses and a 2-frame (horizontal) mosaic.

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M31 in perspective

A composite view of M31 using a very wide field background taken with the Canon 5D MkII and a Canon 200mm prime lens.

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