HQM - Hamburg Quasar Monitoring

Lost Nights at Calar Alto

While we were observing quasar fields with the 1.23m telescope at Calar Alto to enlarge our database for lightcurves several occasions appeared to point the telescope to other "beautifull" targets. This happened usually while we had to wait for the meridian crossing of the main quasar target or while moon, clouds or technical reasons covered the area ofthe quasar. Sometimes the sky was clear but the seeing conditions were horrible. We called those poriods of waiting "lost nights".

During the time a set of nice pictures were sampled. Some of them are shown here.

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Galaxies

NGC 6503
NGC 6503
M100
M109
M51
M82 (RGB)
M82 (Hα GB)
M86
M87 with Jet
M96
NGC 2683
NGC 5128 (Cen A)
3C345 with satellite track
Cluster around 3C84 (NGC1275)
Double Quasar 0957+561

Gasous Nebulae

Cocoon
Crab
Crab (Hα)
IC1318
M16
Planetary Nebula M1-79
M27
M57
M57 with enhanced
M76
 
NGC 7000 (Part)
 

Cluster

M3
M13
M92

Others

Comet Giacobini Zinner 1984
Comet Bradley 1995
Jupiter
Jupiter 1 week after the Shoemaker-Levy crash
Moon
Moon
 
cable salad
 

 

 

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