29p 20160901 jdrummond

Hereís some astrometry taken two nights ago. The mag range seems a little large though... Iíve attached a stacked image of 10 x 1-3 min, 35cm f10 SCT, STL11000M CCD images. Thanks for the enquiry as to my safety after the earthquake Denis. These images were taken just tens of minutes before the mag 7.1 quake hit about 200km NE of Gisborne at a depth of 22km. It struck at 4:37am local time. It was a real swaying quake. My ceiling light was swinging NE-SW, so I knew the earthquake was either NE or SW of Gisborne. It seemed to last about a minute. A minute later the power went out. I was hoping that an image of NGC 7424 I was taking at the time would have downloaded to record the shaking, sadly the power outage ruled out that plan. Gisborne beaches got 20-30cm tsunami surges not long after...

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