What's new in the Showcase?
The latest image from Dennis Roscoe! Here is his processed picture
of M16, the Eagle Nebula taken with his TOA-130F f/5.3 telescope and
STF-8300M camera. It is a narrowband image with a total
exposure time of 7.5 hours - 2hr Ha, 2hr SII, and 3.5hr OIII.
See this and other images by Dennis and other MAS members in our
Meteor Shower Bust
On May 24th from about 12:30AM to 3:45AM, the hoped for meteor show
(possibly even a storm) was nearly a complete bust. It produced
nearly no meteors. As we reported earlier, we were passing through for the first time a debris field left by Comet 209P/Linear
and no one knew how rich or sparse. Conclusion: sparse.
But we do have a few meteor showers every year and they are a naked-eye viewing events.
information about meteor showers can be found at