Following JWST through Orion to L2

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    Alex Pratt
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    I once had a telescope almost as badly collimated as that…

    https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2022/02/11/photons-received-webb-sees-its-first-star-18-times/

    Seriously though, I agree it’s fascinating to read the Webb blog

    https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/

    Such well-written and informative articles by the team, explaining an amazing technical achievement in an easy to understand manner.

    Alex.

    #585269
    Dave Eagle
    Participant

    I managed to catch Webb on the evening if the 22nd of February. As expected, it’s heading south.

    #585270
    Robin Leadbeater
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    Even allowing for the trailing, that looks quite a bit fainter than the mag 13 Nick reported on 5th. The adjacent bright star  is  SDSS J081542.48+144838.9  at g mag 15 

    #585271
    Nick James
    Participant

    My astrometry gave 16.1 last night for JWST. It varies a lot. It is still moving north and it reaches max declination north (about +19 deg) about mid March. It will cross the equator in the middle of April and then head south for a while. I haven’t tried for the booster since Feb 10 when it was around mag 20.3.

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