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23 Comments

Reply Allison Parker
1:57 AM on July 2, 2016 

Glad to see such wonderful work continuing boys, fantastic work Stu Parker, a lot of hard work and sleepless nights go in to finding all these SN's, hours and hours of checking images etc, well done!!

Reply Greg Bock
6:53 PM on February 14, 2016 

 

Hi Paolo,

we are pleased that  you are feeling motivated to search for SNe yourself, it's a very rewarding experience when you find them. BOSS team members use the databases in 'SkyX' by Software Bisque to prepare the lists of galaxy targets. Good luck.

Greg Bock, on behalf of the BOSS team

 


Paolo Fini says...

After 35 years of stargazing I feel the call for more serious amatory activity. I found the site and content such mentoring and motivating that I'm embracing SNs. How do you prepare the list of galaxies potential nursery for SNs? 

Paolo - Florence - ITA

Reply Greg Bock
6:49 PM on February 14, 2016 

 

Hi Peter,

yes, we saw the APOD reference too, cool eh? and would love toget more images there ourselves, but we are usually focussed on finding new supernovae rather than taking colour pictures. I also live in a light polluted area on Queensland's Gold Coast but it doesnt stop me from imagign galaxies and finding SNe.

 

Greg Bock, on behalf of the BOSS team.


Peter Taylor says...

Found your site after seeing a brief mention of your latest discovery on http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/. ;; Great site - I'll keep coming back.  Sadly I live in a light-washed urban area of nothern england and have to drive 50 miles to get to a dark sky.

Reply Greg Bock
6:45 PM on February 14, 2016 

 

 

thank you Massimiliano for your kinds words about the BOSS website. We are very lucky to have our southern skies here all the time. Look us up if you ever travel the other side of the world to New Zealand or Australia.

 

Greg Bock, on behalf of the BOSS team.


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assimiliano Martignoni says...

My sincerest congratulations for your excellent web site and for your well done job on SNs. One day I'd like to observe under your southern skies. Greetings from Milan, Italy!

Reply Paolo Fini
9:33 PM on February 11, 2016 

After 35 years of stargazing I feel the call for more serious amatory activity. I found the site and content such mentoring and motivating that I'm embracing SNs. How do you prepare the list of galaxies potential nursery for SNs? 

Paolo - Florence - ITA


Reply Peter Taylor
8:11 AM on February 9, 2016 

Found your site after seeing a brief mention of your latest discovery on http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/. ; Great site - I'll keep coming back.  Sadly I live in a light-washed urban area of nothern england and have to drive 50 miles to get to a dark sky.

Reply Massimiliano Martignoni
2:58 PM on February 8, 2016 

My sincerest congratulations for your excellent web site and for your well done job on SNs. One day I'd like to observe under your southern skies. Greetings from Milan, Italy!

Reply Charles Ennis
11:36 AM on November 10, 2014 

I am currently interviewing people who have built small observatories in preparation for creating a book for the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada on the subject of small observatory projects. Would you be willing to speak to me about your BOSS observatory project? My centre is in the process of completing its own small observatory: You can check out our progress on our web site: http://www.coastastronomy.ca You can contact me at Skype at charles.ennis

Regards, Charles Ennis

Media Director, Sunshine Coast Centre, Royal Astronomical Society of Canada

778-458-2666

 

Reply Rob Docters van Leeuwen
6:21 AM on October 15, 2013 

Dear BOSS-Team,  congratulations with your excellent BOSS website on which I just stumbled whilst searching for "supernova hunters".  Very informative and inspiring.  Your images are of very good quality and quite unusual - you don't see these often.  I will try to look at (some of) the SNs you have discovered with my Celestron 14" Edge HD (which has just arrived). I live in Perth, WA, so it should be possible.  All the best.   Rob DvL

Reply michael
3:27 PM on June 16, 2013 

"I would like to thank you for your fantastic and invaluable work on your website. Your site is really a blessing keep up the good work. from UK -ENGLAND-OXFORD