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The Celestron 14 is mounted on a Paramount ME that I have been using for about 10 years now - you can see that it is mounted on a tripod so is a portable set up. I still manage to transport it on my own and set it all up even though I have just turned 70! It will run for hours centering galaxies in the 12 minute field even when tripod mounted.

 

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Day 141 Sunday 10th August 2014 Supernova discoveries so far this year.

Supernova of 2014 so far. Data courtesy of CBAT imported and filtered to Software Bisque SkyX Observing List

 

Object Host Galaxy Date   Type Discoverer
2014A NGC 5054 2014 1 1   IIP Kim, Zheng et al. (LOSS)
2014B NGC 4939 2014 1 2   IIP Kim, Zheng et al. (LOSS)
2014C NGC 7331 2014 1 5   Ib Kim, Zheng et al. (LOSS)
2014D UGC 7170 2014 1 1   Survey)   Ia Howerton, Drake et al. (Catalina Real-time Transient
2014E UGC 7034 2014 1 7   Survey)   Ia Howerton, Drake et al. (Catalina Real-time Transient
2014F NGC 6667 2014 1 11   II Itagaki
2014G NGC 3448 2014 1 14   IIn Itagaki; Wiggins
2014H Anon. 2014 1 14   Ia Li, Mo, Wang, Zhang (THU-NAOC Transient Survey)
2014I Anon. 2014 1 17   Ia Parker
2014J NGC 3034 2014 1 21   Ia Fossey
2014K Anon. 2014 1 22   Ia Cortini
2014L NGC 4254 2014 1 26   Ic Zhang, Wang et al. (THU-NAOC Transient Survey)
2014M Anon. 2014 1 18   Ia Ma, Wei, Shang, Wang, Wang
2014N ESO 246-G22 2014 1 27   IIP Parker
2014O ESO 263-G4 2014 2 2   IIP Parker et al.
2014P ESO 264-G49 2014 2 2   IIn Parker
2014Q Anon. 2014 1 29   Ia Morokuma et al. (KISS); Zhou, Mo, Wang, Zhang (TNTS)
2014R UGC 5055 2014 2 8   Ia-p Zhou, Chen, Wang, Zhang (THU-NAOC Transient Survey)
2014S Anon. 2014 2 21   II Tanaka et al. (Kiso Supernova Survey)
2014T Anon. 2014 2 22   IIn Tanaka et al. (Kiso Supernova Survey)
2014U NGC 3859 2014 2 23   II Tanaka et al. (Kiso Supernova Survey)
2014V NGC 3905 2014 2 21   II Smartt, Smith et al. (Pan-STARRS1 3pi Survey)
2014W Anon. 2014 1 25   Ia Dhungana, Ferrante et al. (ROTSE)
2014X ESO 379-G31 2014 3 1   Ia Parker
2014Y Anon. 2014 3 2   IIn Zhang, Wang, Mo (THU-NAOC Transient Survey)
2014Z ESO 114-G4 2014 3 6   Ia Parker
2014aa NGC 3861 2014 3 7   Ia a  Arbour
2014ab Anon. 2014 3 9   t Survey)  IIn b  Howerton, Drake eet al. (Catalina Real-time Transien
2014ac NGC 5837 2014 3 9   Ia c  Leonini et al.
2014ad Anon. 2014 3 12   Survey)   I-p d  Howerton, Drake et al. (Catalina Real-time Transient
2014ae MCG 11-15 2014 03 3 201   Ia alanutsa (MASTER)
2014af Anon. 2014 2 7   IIP f  Denisenko (MASTER)
2014ag MCG 34-101 2014 03 11 201   Ia ress (MASTER)
2014ah MCG 30-44 2014 03 12 201   Ia eonini et al.
2014ai NGC 2832 2014 3 21   Ia i  Forbes, Romanowsky et al.; Itagaki
2014aj UGC 3252 2014 3 24   Ia j  Itagaki
2014ak NGC 2446 2014 3 26   Ia k  Xu, Gao (Xingming Sky Survey)
2014al Anon. 2014 3 28   Ia l  Balanutsa (MASTER)
2014am Anon. 2014 3 26   Ia m  Denisenko (MASTER)
2014an Anon. 2014 3 31   Ia n  Tominaga et al. (Kiso Supernova Survey)
2014ao NGC 2615 2014 4 17   Ia o  Kumar, Bigley, Zheng et al. (LOSS)
2014ap Anon. 2014 3 20   Ia p  Ciabattari et al.
2014aq Anon. 2014 4 14   Ia q  Walker et al. (La Silla-Quest Survey)
2014ar ESO 266-G15 2014 4 18   Ic r  Bock
2014as NGC 5410 2014 4 18   Ic s  Grennan
2014at NGC 7119 2014 4 20   Ia t  Parker
2014au Anon. 2014 4 20   Survey)   IIP u  Howerton, Drake et al. (Catalina Real-time Transient
2014av UGC 4713 2014 4 19   Ibn v  Xu, Gao (Xingming Sky Survey)
2014aw Anon. 2014 4 25   Ia w  Drake et al. (Catalina Real-time Transient Survey)
2014ax UGC 10318 2014 5 3   IIP x  Boles
2014ay UGC 11037 2014 5 4   vae)       II y  Holoien et al. (All-Sky Automated Survey for SuperNo
2014az NGC 7691 2014 4 30   IIp z  Parker
2014ba NGC 7410 2014 5 7   Ia-p a  Parker
2014bb NGC 5214 2014 5 9   Ia-p b  Ciabattari, Mazzoni, Rossi
2014bc NGC 4258 2014 5 19   II c  Smartt et al. (Pan-STARRS1)
2014bd Anon. 2014 4 23   II-p d  Tominaga et al. (Kiso Supernova Survey)
2014be Anon. 2014 5 7   Ia e  Li, Mo, Wang, Zhang (THU-NAOC Transient Survey)
2014bf MCG 41-7 2014 05 22 201   IIP o, Li, Li, Wang, Zhang (THU-NAOC Transient Survey)
2014bg UGC 9396 2014 6 5   Ia g  Villi, Bombardini, Benazzi
2014bh Anon. 2014 5 22   Ia h  Li, Li, Mo, Wang, Zhang (THU-NAOC Transient Survey)
2014bi NGC 4096 2014 5 31   IIP i  Kumar, Zheng, Filippenko (LOSS)
2014bj Anon. 2014 5 22   Ia j  Yuk, Zheng, Filippenko (LOSS)
2014bk Anon. 2014 5 28   Ibn k  Morokuma et al. (Kiso Supernova Survey)
2014bl Anon. 2014 5 20   Ic l  Li, Wang, Mo, Zhang (THU-NAOC Transient Survey)
2014bm NGC 6456 2014 6 6   Ia m  Ciabattari, Mazzoni, Donati
2014bn IC 1370 2014 6 8   Ia n  Ciabattari, Mazzoni, Petroni
2014bo Anon. 2014 5 19   Ia o  Tominaga et al. (Kiso Supernova Survey)
2014bp Anon. 2014 6 5   Ia p  Drake et al. (Catalina Real-time Transient Survey)
2014bq Anon. 2014 6 3   Ia q  Drake et al. (Catalina Real-time Transient Survey)
2014br ESO 147-G17 2014 5 5   Ibc r  Parker
2014bs NGC 5270 2014 5 30   Survey)   Ia s  Howerton, Drake et al. (Catalina Real-time Transient
2014bt IC 5128 2014 5 31   Ibc t  Parker
2014bu NGC 694 2014 6 17   IIP u  Monard
2014bv NGC 4386 2014 6 18   Ia v  Cortini
2014bw Anon. 2014 6 10   IIn w  Ciabattari, Mazzoni, Rossi
2014bx NGC 6808 2014 7 20   Ia x  Parker
2014by UGC 9267 2014 7 15   Ia y  Bombardini, Villi