Sky, Jupiter, March The Night Sky In March | What To Photograph
5 times crop factor, camera sensor, so that’s like a dslr from nikon or in my case the zwo sio 71 mc pro i’ve picked targets from multitude of focal lengths all the way from wide to super deep. This is just to give you some ideas and maybe some inspiration let’s get going at 50 millimeters, for you super wide angle, people i’m, giving you a constellation, and that is of cassiopeia. Now, if you center your field of view on the star, rook bar, then you’ll be able to get the entire constellation in, as well as the heart and soul nebulas, and quite a lot of interesting juicy targets all around. So, if you’re at 50 millimeters with a dslr, when you consider that region of the sky and get a nice wide field constellation shot between 100 and 200 millimeters only until half past one in the morning, unfortunately it’s the best i really could find is the spaghetti. Nebula, so this is an enormous intricate, like complicated bubble of gas and emission nebula that’s that’s absolutely breathtaking to look at, but just enormous, so you need those wide focal lengths to take a photo of it but that’s. What if that’s, you then go give the spaghetti. Nebula a tickle now between 300 and 500 millimeters the wider, the better here, admittedly so, maybe you guys with 100 200 millimeters. This could still be good for you go over to the bubble nebula in cassiopeia, now not just the bubble.
Nebula, though this is too wide for getting really good detail in the bubble, you get the bubble. Nebula you get star clusters, you get the northern lagoon nebula, as well as the lobster claw nebula, which is a fascinating dso in the night sky. So if that appeals to you, emission based nebulas go over there and have a look at those now march being very much within the start of galaxy season, 500 600 millimeters there’s only one target i’m going to really recommend for you. That is in virgo, and that is mercarian’s chain, the most one of the most impressive clusters of galaxies that you can fit into one field of view in galaxy season for the northern hemisphere. So why don’t you consider giving mccarrion’s chain a look at it’s, an interesting chain of galaxies that start small and almost looks 3d as it pops out the frame resulting in one larger cluster at the end, which almost resembles a face in space so i’d definitely be Recommending you to check out mccarran’s chain at 700 to 800 millimeters of focal length i’ll be recommending the monkey head nebula. Now this is an emission type nebula and is available till about one o’clock in the morning when it will actually drop down too low. From about 2, am i’ll then suggest swinging over to cygnus and to the tulip nebula, which is still an emission type nebula. So if you’re using things like multi bandpass narrowband filters, you don’t have to worry about changing your filter out, see i’m trying to think this.
One through for you at 1, 000 millimeters of focal length i’ll be recommending the cave nebula in the constellation of cepheus i’ll talk about cps a lot it’s one of my favorite constellations. This is an emission nebula with an interesting dark, nebulous region within it, and it would really really lend itself to broadband and narrowband imaging as well make a nice hard, gb composite image, or something like that, so it does drop to about 26 degrees, lowest elevation. From my latitude, so it doesn’t actually drop below 20, but you’d need quite a low northern view to be able to image it throughout the night. But that’d be my recommendation for 1000 millimeters at 1, 500 millimeters of focal length i’ll be recommending the mufai one group in camelot camilo camel camel opa dallas kamala pal dallas. This is a very faint galaxy and it looks very interesting. So i think, if you pour a lot of integration time on this, especially in the darker skies, you could get a really nice result. It looks like it has a very intricate network to it. So one and a half thousand millimeters give that one a go at two thousand millimeters focal length i’m, giving you the choice of two targets. Here you can shoot the tried and tested and always reliable, m51 whirlpool galaxy or you can swing over the cans of in a tissue and shoot a very densely populated, globular cluster in m3. No idea how this is intensifying the tissue when it really is right.
Next to borites and coma growing as no idea how this is technically in cane’s final tissue when it’s right next to borites and coma berenices, but there you go. I don’t make these designations now. A few planet hunters, unfortunately march, is not a very generous month for you. Your only option is mars. It raises about 47 degrees, high salvation, so it’s getting lower and lower and lower in the skies about seven to eight pm. This is from my latitude in the midlands of the united kingdom. So of course depending where you are your highest elevation will vary, but that’s the only planet in the sky, so you could probably think about maybe doing some close up lunar work. Speaking of lunar work here are the moon phases. For march the last quarter. Moon falls on march, the 6th new moon being march 13th. First quarter is march, the 21st and the full worm. Moon is march 28th and that’s your night sky in march. All wrapped up for you with a pretty bow hope this list has been interesting to you.