Archive for the ‘Observer’s Challenge Reports Complete’ category

Observer’s Challenge Reports Complete: 2009 – 2020

November 6, 2015

During the winter of 2007, while visiting family in Las Vegas, I became a member of the Las Vegas Astronomical Society. Fellow member, Fred Rayworth and I often talked about starting a monthly observing report. So, in February 2009, we started the the Las Vegas Astronomical Society Observer’s Challenge Report. It would include galaxies, nebulae, star clusters and multiple stars.

We designed it primarily to promote visual observing, while allowing amateurs the opportunity to share their observations and work. It has since become quite popular and includes participants from various states and beyond, and has readers in every state and over 100 foreign countries.

It’s always been my opinion that every amateur needs a goal, even if it’s just to observe through an eyepiece on a regular basis. To that end, the Observer’s Challenge has inspired me to take my telescope outside, even when I would much rather have stayed inside.

As of November 2020, the report will celebrate 142 consecutive monthly reports, with thousands of online views. As of current there has been more than 150,000 downloads of the report.

As of October 2019, Sue French, former editor at Sky & Telescope Magazine became a part of the administration of the report, after being a participant for many years.

All OBSERVER’S CHALLENGE REPORTS TO-DATE:

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September 2020 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE _Veil Nebula

August 2020 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE _M20

July 2020 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE _M8 

June 2020 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE _NGC 5689

May 2020 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE _M85 and NGC 4394

April 2020 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE _ NGC 3877

March 2020 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE _ NGC 2859

February 2020 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE _ NGC 1931

JANUARY 2020 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE _ NGC 1999

DECEMBER 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – IC-1805

NOVEMBER 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-246

OCTOBER 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7448

SEPTEMBER 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-071

AUGUST 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-011

JULY 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6482

JUNE 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-5377

MAY 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-4036-41

APRIL 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2964-68

MARCH 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2300

FEBRUARY 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2175

JANUARY 2019 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1514

DECEMBER 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1003

NOVEMBER 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-147

NGC-6818 OCTOBER 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7129

SEPTEMBER 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE –

AUGUST 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – IC-1295

JULY 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-004

JUNE 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-051

MAY 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-4236

APRIL 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-081-82

MARCH 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2371-72

FEBRUARY 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-041

JANUARY 2018 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1624

DECEMBER 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-0925

NOVEMBER 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-0772

OCTOBER 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-015

SEPTEMBER 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6905

AUGUST 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-024

JULY 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-014

JUNE 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6015

MAY 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-098

APRIL 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-3395-96

MARCH 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-067

FEBRUARY 2017 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – WINTER ALBIREO

JANUARY-2017-OBSERVERS-CHALLENGE-NGC-1545

DECEMBER-2016-OBSERVERS-CHALLENGE-M-74

NOVEMBER-2016-OBSERVERS-CHALLENGE-NGC-0206

OCTOBER-2016-OBSERVERS-CHALLENGE-NGC-7479

SEPTEMBER-2016-OBSERVERS-CHALLENGE-NGC-7009

AUGUST-2016-OBSERVERS-CHALLENGE-CHAPLES-ARC

JULY 2016 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-092

JUNE 2016 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-005

MAY 2016 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-100

APRIL 2016 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-3077

MARCH 2016 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2392

FEBRUARY 2016 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2237

JANUARY 2016 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-078

DECEMBER 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1023

NOVEMBER 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7789

OCTOBER 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7128

SEPTEMBER 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7000

AUGUST 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-016

JULY 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6503

JUNE 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-083

MAY 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-4244

APRIL 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-3184

MARCH 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2683

FEBRUARY 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2158

JANUARY 2015 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1569

DECEMBER 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-0672

NOVEMBER 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-0404

OCTOBER 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7640

SEPTEMBER 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-030

AUGUST 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6822

JULY 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-101 NGC 5457

JUNE 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-53 NGC – 5053

MAY 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC- 4284 – 4290

APRIL 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-3893-3896

MARCH 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2359

FEBRUARY 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1664

JANUARY 2014 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1491

DECEMBER 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-40

NOVEMBER 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – IC-1747

OCTOBER 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – IC-5146

SEPTEMBER 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7044

AUGUST 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6791

JULY 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-5981 5982 5985

JUNE 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-5466

MAY 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – PORRIMA

APRIL 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2672

MARCH 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-46 NGC-2438

FEBRUARY 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – MEL-71

JANUARY 2013 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1579

DECEMBER 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-457

NOVEMBER 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-55

OCTOBER 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7023

SEPTEMBER 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6826

AUGUST 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-22

JULY 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-17

JUNE 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-5353

MAY 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-64

APRIL 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-3115

MARCH 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2362

FEBRUARY 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – THETA ORIONIS

JANUARY 2012 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1502

DECEMBER 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-33

NOVEMBER 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-281

OCTOBER 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7380

SEPTEMBER 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6946

AUGUST 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6819

JULY 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6645

JUNE 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-102

MAY 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-97

APRIL 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-3190

MARCH 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2419

FEBRUARY 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2261

JANUARY 2011 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-1333

DECEMBER 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-77

NOVEMBER 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – IC-342

OCTOBER 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6888

SEPTEMBER 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-7331

AUGUST 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-188

JULY 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6543

SUMMER 2010 SUPPLEMENTAL OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-6826

JUNE 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-5907

MAY 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-4631

APRIL 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-4889

SPRING 2010 SUPPLEMENTAL OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-51

MARCH 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – IC-405 IC-410 NGC 1893a

FEBRUARY 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2903 and SUPPLEMENTAL

JANUARY 2010 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-2264

DECEMBER 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-474

NOVEMBER 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-891

OCTOBER 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – NGC-253

SEPTEMBER 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE NGC-7293

AUGUST 2009 MONTHLY OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-002

JULY 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-27

JUNE 2009 MONTHLY OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – M-13

MAY 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – LEO TRIO

APRIL 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE – MARKHARIANS CHAIN

SPRING 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE SUPPLEMENTAL – VIRGO DIAMOND

MARCH 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE NGC-2403

FEBRUARY 2009 OBSERVERS CHALLENGE M-1