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Finally

Discussion in 'Observing Celestial Objects' started by Leonard, Jun 6, 2019.

Finally

Started by Leonard on Jun 6, 2019 at 8:33 AM

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  1. Leonard

    Leonard Well-Known Member

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    Well, at least I got the binoculars out last night.

    To be clear, I have had terrible skies for about 2 months. And when they did clear a few times I was busy. As I reported in a previous post I was loosing motivation.

    However, and even though I didn’t get a good look last night as it was pretty cloudy, just seeing s few stars, primarily Vega and the double double encouraged me.

    Because of last night, I was reminded that observable objects are still in the sky, I am able still to locate them, and most important, I felt the joy and passion of observing. LOL.

    Next, a scope out in the night sky.

    Lenny.
     
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  2. Mak the Night

    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    That's the spirit.
     
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    That's great news, Lenny! ;)
     
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    Learning to locate guide stars is essential to navigating through the Cosmos , enjoyable times come when you look up Lenny. It's such a great feeling to be at one with the Universe. Kudos
     
  5. Leonard

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    I’d like to add an update:

    I have had 3 observing nights out of the last 4. Jupiter has been very revealing. Even with my 80mm F7.5 Orion ED, I was able to push mag up to 200x. However clearest views were had from 100 to 150x. I was able to observe a moon “blink out” behind the planet the other night with the 80mm. Always a thrill.

    The night before last I took out the 8” F6 Orion DOB. Had similar but due to increased aperture brighter views.

    All 3 nights after my fill of Jupiter I skimmed the Southeast sky just behind Jupiter. There are several nice nebula and clusters scattered in the area. Interestingly, the 80mm made it easier to skim due to the Vixon Porta Mount’s slow mo controls.

    On all, 3 nice nights.
     
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    Mak the Night Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad you had some nice nights Lenny. I've had some really nice views recently of Jupiter and Saturn with my ED80 and ED72. The f/7.5 80mm is quite a good planetary scope regardless of its small aperture.

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    I also saw Io transit with my ED72 on 20/6/19 along with the GRS.

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    Raining here past few days ... my French relatives say they're having a bloody heatwave on the continent. lol
     
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