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AndyWB

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  1. Completed the Messier Catalog last night with a very faint view of M83

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      I'm pleased! Though now I have to try to get /good/ views of them all...

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  2. 1 Messier left - M83

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      M68 was hard enough last night - AV only...

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  3. Why couldn't i see Jupiter's rings?

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Or do you man the bands? There's a thread about that...

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  4. Hmm. So my car won't power a hairdryer if the engine is off, and the sidelights can't be turned off. Hmm.

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Hmm. Yes, I'm wondering; if I started building a leisure battery type thing, I'd be tempted to just get a secondary heater...

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  5. Hmm. So my car won't power a hairdryer if the engine is off, and the sidelights can't be turned off. Hmm.

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      I may need to consider a proper dew heater...

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  6. In the last 12 nights 11 have been clear. Not winding up anyone, honest :-)

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      And they always seem to be near the full moon...

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  7. The Moon's Straight Wall is visible.

  8. Looked at Almach for the first time last night - beautiful colours. Better than Albireo!

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Nope, didn't know about it. Doubtful in the LP I live in, too. But it's on the list for a dark night!

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  9. 3 Messier Objects Remaining - M104, M83, M68

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Not from home - I live in the middle of town - but from this latitude, yes. And Viewing; I don't do astrophotography!

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  10. Hmm. Big night out in the dark before the working week - or early night ready for tomorrow night's date? Tricky.

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Well, she's interesting and pretty, so I tried to get as much beauty sleep as possible. I'll need it :)

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  11. OIII filter has arrived!

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Oh, sorry, just saw this. Got the Astronomik one. Had it out for a long night last Thursday (24th). Very impressed. - Best details of nebulae that I've seen.

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  12. Looks clear here - but I need to be in bed early :/

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      I like your thinking, but that wouldn't have qualified... :)

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  13. Just read a lunar calendar as "Waxing Gibbons"

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Seems a little harsh on the gibbons, though...

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  14. How accurate is "scope nights" forecasting the weather ?

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Not too bad, at least in the UK. Dunno about elsewhere.

  15. VX10L out for delivery...yaahhooooooo!! :)

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Nice! I look forward to a first light report; I was very tempted by one.

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  16. Last night's lesson - when the local football team are playing in the evening, the light pollution is much, much worse.

  17. 6mm Vixen SLV has arrived!

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Yes, I noticed Saturday - and who's got a wedding to go to? It's never clear on the right nights!

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  18. OU Moons Course Starts Today!

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      I just finished week 1. Looking forward to week 2, actually. I think the butler did it.

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  19. Still bothered by who named some of these DSOs. "Hagrid's Dragon", for instance. And surely there should be a "Dobby"?

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      Totally! I'm not complaining - I quite like the name.

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  20. Finally, It was clear, got up around 4, good time to bag SN2014J in M82, near zenith. Good views. :)

  21. Saw M1 from the middle of Reading last night :)

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      You have no idea how many times I've had to explain to my friends that I'm not motorway spotting - especially when I got excited having seen M6!

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  22. Just got my telescope delivered! Going to unbox it right about... NOW!

  23. I wonder if there is something wrong with me that I want to keep electronics out of my astronomy?

    1. AndyWB

      AndyWB

      I wonder if that's why? I'm a software developer, so the last thing I want to do is fiddle with computers at home...

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