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Evans discovers 40th visual Supernova

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Evans discovers 40th visual Supernova was created by stepryan

ladies and gents,
i don't know if anyone saw this at the S&T website but robert evans has discovered his 40th nova visually, a record. this one appears to have implications for the cosmological scale.
stephen.

skyandtelescope.com/news/article_1580_1.asp
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Replied by Paul Tipper on topic Re: Evans discovers 40th visual Supernova

Every time I hear about Robert Evans' remarkable achievements it makes me think that he'd be an excellent guest speaker to have at the WSP. However, I'm also pretty sure I'm not the first person that this has occurred to, and I imagine the very significant cost of flying someone from Australia to Ireland and back is the reason we haven't had him already at the WSP. Still, I'd say he'd give a fascinating talk, so maybe some time in the not too distant future...? :wink:
Paul Tipper,
South Dublin Astro. Soc.
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: Evans discovers 40th visual Supernova

Thanks for that Stephen.

The man is a legend :)
Martin Mc Kenna

coruscations attending the whole length of the luminosity, giving to the phenomena the aspect of a wrathful messenger, and not that of a tranquil body pursuing a harmless course..comet of 1680
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Replied by jhonan on topic Re: Evans discovers 40th visual Supernova

Easy.....

He searches for supernovae by memorizing the fields of galaxies. He has committed more than 1,000 galaxies and their environs to heart down to magnitude 15, so that he can check each field rapidly and systematically just by eye.

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