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Richard Hather

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    Sketching DSO, going for walks with the family and generally having as much fun as possible โ˜บ๏ธ

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  1. WADAS forum 3

    Unlucky mate always next time I suppose, I just had a look for this coming week solid cloud at the moment ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
  2. A night of globs and planetaries

    Excellent report and some cracking targets found, I may have to have a look at the Saturn Nebula myself next time I'm out although from the forcast cloud for the next week ๐Ÿ˜Ÿ
  3. Eyepieces for fast telescopes?

    I haven't tried any Skywatcher eps but i bet there's a wealth of reviews online. Thats the first place I check if I'm interested in any eyepiece or piece of astronomy equipment, second is SGL ๐Ÿ‘ Are you near any astronomy club or a shop you can try out eps?
  4. Eyepieces for fast telescopes?

    Wow some fantastic advice on here take it all in and take your time. I started with the eps that came with my C6 then upgraded to Celestron eps then a Pentax zoom. Then I got bit by the 100 bug and went into an ethos 13mm I sold that then purchased the 20-14-9 ES 100s and I'm looking at getting the ES 30mm 82 and the ES 5.5 100. My point is try a few eps out and work your way from there in time you will find out what you like ๐Ÿ˜Š Heres a pic of my pride and joy ๐Ÿ˜Š Clear skies ๐Ÿ’ซโœจ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŽจ
  5. How should m13 look?

    Wow I will have a look next time I'm out never realised there was a galaxy in such close proximity with M13 ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Thank you ๐Ÿ˜Š
  6. How should m13 look?

    Hi Nial, I recently upgraded my C6 to a 12" dob and the difference is staggering. Saying that I did see some beautiful detail on M13 ๐Ÿ‘ I think a dew shield observing hood and possibly even a LP filter would help bring out more detail on this particular cluster with your scope ๐Ÿ‘ Clear skies โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŽจ
  7. Thank you for remembering, I've already found one though ๐Ÿ‘
  8. M92 the tricky one...

    It truly does and thank you john ๐Ÿ˜Š
  9. M92 the tricky one...

    Thank you stu I was very impressed myself I think the 12" dob is paying of every DSO I look at seems brighter and more defined ๐Ÿ˜Š
  10. M92 the tricky one...

    Thank you pat I will be having another look when the sky's get darker ๐Ÿ‘
  11. M92 the tricky one...

    It is such a shame, I will be making an effort with it though if I'm having a quick look at M13 I will definitely drop in on M92 ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you astro I'm really happy with the sketch ๐Ÿ‘
  12. M92 the tricky one...

    Cheers guys it was a lovely night ๐Ÿ˜Š
  13. I have 1 page left in my sketch and note book!

    I've just checked and mine has 140 pages I think I'm over halfway though but I reckon it will see me through winter... probably ๐Ÿ˜‚
  14. M92 the tricky one...

    Observing Information DSO - M92 Date - 12/08/17 Time - 23:30 Lunar Phase - 75% Waning Gibbous Seeing - Excellent Equipment - Skywatcher 12" dobsonian. Eyepieces - Explore Scientific 14mm 100 Additional info - Lovely night by all accounts, had a good look at Saturn could clearly see The Cassini division and 2 of the moons. Maybe even saw some detail on the northern belt but I couldn't be sure still the seeing and atmosphere was still and I allowed the telescope 1h 30m to cool so I wasn't disappointed ๐Ÿ˜Š The wife came out for an hour or so again to have a look at perseids, it was lovely lying down on a blanket in the back garden watching a couple every minute shoot by above us. We then had a couple of hot chocoates with marshmallows then had a look at some of her favourites (and mine) M13-M27-M57 and a quick look at Saturn before she called it a night. Finally onto the hunt of a tricky little Globular cluster M92 I tried to find this last time I was out but unsuccessfully this time perseverance/luck payed off. I have to admit I did wonder how I missed it last time but anyway first thing I noticed was how lovely and dense the core was then developed into many stars. The star field wasn't that impressive but the signature stars were impressive the longer I looked (1 hour) the more I saw chain like stars coming off mainly north/south truly beautiful definitely up there with M13 and one I can't wait to show people when I'm showing them M13. I may show M92 first though so I don't disappoint ๐Ÿ˜‚ Clear skies โœจ๐Ÿ’ซ๐ŸŒŒ๐Ÿ”ญ๐ŸŽจ
  15. I have 1 page left in my sketch and note book!

    There's no doubt sketching is one of the best ways to become a much more observant visual observer and get a beautiful memory on paper that is very personal to each observer. Im so happy you've finished your sketch book I've got a long way to go my 1 sketch a session approach is truly making it last ๐Ÿ˜‚