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back yard 7-1-2018


Ibbo
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Tak FS 102

here you go Mick.

 

Set up and first target was m42 with the 16mmm

A little to be seen but maily washed out.

 

Swap to 5mm then 3.6 and the E pops in and out of view no luck with F

Over to M45 looks quite good as it should but not happy with the view white stars no hint of any nebula

 

Back starting to ache a bit.

 

I have the Haas double star book so started in Orion with

SHJ49 wide split very easy - no colour 

Pi 3 Ori found it but no colour

 

back getting worse come in for a sit down and a filp on the imaging rig.

 

 

this no colour is a bit of a theme I also noticed the other night.I'm putting it down to the street lamp.

 

Will try again later and further into the west away from the lamp and also try a shroud over my head.

 

One of the worst reports you will read.

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Love reading these reports! Thanks Steve! ?

Hope your back is ok! You need to be a contortionist in this game! :)

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ben out for another hour or so and now we are further away from the street lamp its a bit better.

much better view of M42 and picked up E easier this time.

 

Down to try M41 to find the garage roof in the way

back up to M78 and a little glimmer

then up to xmas tree cluster

M35

over to the eskimo dim sphere

M36,37&38 and then to M45 again and much better

 

now over to thing i dont do to frame and in for a warm while it gets a bit higher.

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41 minutes ago, philjay said:

Err, something is odd here, Steve using a refractor with an eyepiece :-) Glad you got a session in mate more than I've been able to do lately

I know mormal service will be resumed shortly.

 

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You need to be careful with your back. At least with imaging you can always have the screen in a comfortable position. :)

 

Nice report Steve, I hope you enjoyed those dim, barely visible fuzzies. :thumbsup:

 

Not sure about Gamma Orionis being double? Gamma is pretty much Lambda upside down, γ λ . Maybe that was it. :)

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1 hour ago, Tweedledee said:

You need to be careful with your back. At least with imaging you can always have the screen in a comfortable position. :)

 

Nice report Steve, I hope you enjoyed those dim, barely visible fuzzies. :thumbsup:

 

Not sure about Gamma Orionis being double? Gamma is pretty much Lambda upside down, γ λ . Maybe that was it. :)

CDC shows at as a double but can't find any other reference to it, looked online ,The Sky and Burnhams

guess what i was using to drive the scope last night?

 

must have been a field star then

 

Thanks pete

 

 

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They've probably discovered some 21st magnitude companion at 0.01 arcseconds then, but I couldn't find any mention of it being double. :thumbsup:

 

I still find it fun splitting optical doubles even if there's really a few hundred light years between them. 

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