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Red Dwarfer

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  1. Excellent report ! An OIII filter is top of my to-do list along with an SW AZ4 . M57 and M15 were among a few visited here last night too , and one new Messier target was found in Cetus , M77 Galaxy Dark skies
  2. Gratuitous New Telescope Images

    Nice set-up ! I had my 130P out the back a couple of nights ago - they punch well above their weight ๐Ÿ‘
  3. Working around cloud

    Lucky for some , it`s been wall to wall cloud here tonight ... I`ve lost count of the many times that has happened over the past Summer , clear all day then come twilight clouds roll in . Think I seen Neptune too one night a while back but couldn`t be sure 100% - thought it had a faint bluish tinge as well . Probably be better to track down with very high magnification .
  4. Short report Tues 19th ๐Ÿ”ญ

    I had a look at that last night but forgot to include NGC 457 in the report - it always looks like a little man to me for some reason .
  5. Short report Tues 19th ๐Ÿ”ญ

    I tried M2 for ages one night after finding the nearby M15 Pegasus cluster - M15 was clear and bright but M2 was nowhere to be found - possibly too low and lost in the atmospherics ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ
  6. Short report Tues 19th ๐Ÿ”ญ

    Thanks ... I'm a fan of clusters so it will be on the to-do list next clear night ๐Ÿ”ญ Gonna google weather balloons at night now and see if anything rings a bell .
  7. The Elephant Had Packed Its Trunk!

    Good observation and report - M31 is great this time of year as it is so high - I looked at it with M32 and M110 in the same FOV a couple of nights ago ๐Ÿ‘
  8. Hi all , There were still some high and thin ( cirrus ? ) clouds again last night but still good enough to observe . Seen a strange light about 10 degrees above the Pleiades . There was a " star " that shone brightly for 2 to 3 seconds then dimmed , then bright and dim again in roughly 3 second cycles - a weather balloon , maybe ? Equipment tonight was the 130P on the goto mount , 3 BSTs , binoculars , 5 Live on the radio and a hyperactive springer spaniel . A couple of new targets were found tonight : M71 in Sagitta and the nearby Coathanger asterism ( actually laughed when I seen that one in the binoculars ) Seen a large yellow meteor in the Southern sky - seriously big in peripheral vision then when I looked round could see a large residual trail . A couple of faint targets were attempted in Camelopardalis ๐Ÿช but with no luck so continued with more familiar ones : M57 looked a little fainter than usual and M27 stood out more than usual - probably just conditions and position in the sky . Caroline's Rose again , this time at higher power , the Double cluster - the more you look into the heart of these two clusters , the more fainter stars become visible and some of these only with averted vision . Clear skies .
  9. Waaa what a surprise!

    I seen something vary in brightness about 10 degrees above the Pleiades tonight as well - looked like a star but went from bright to dim in 3 second intervals then stopped when I tried to get a closer look with binoculars - a weather balloon , maybe ?
  10. Feeling dejected, another neighbours lights thread

    Did you go around over the weekend ? ๐Ÿ’ก
  11. Hello from Wales!

    Welcome to SGL - I see you`re a fellow Red Dwarf fan - the crew are back with series XII next month P.S. A 40mm wide field eyepiece would go very well with your 200P as well ( certainly does with mine - I can see M31 , M32 and M110 all in the same FOV ) I recommend a simple plossl like the Series 500 ep on eBay for around ยฃ12 - ยฃ16 . Toodle Pipski as Rimmer would say
  12. Caroline's Rose NGC7789 ๐ŸŒน

    Not to worry - I know the one he means , the third of a trio of clusters in an arc
  13. Caroline's Rose NGC7789 ๐ŸŒน

    Yes , but they always seem to find some noisy distraction , squeaky toy or scent of a cat in an adjacent garden every time you find something interesting
  14. Quick session under unexpected clear sky

    Good report . I often have a quick look with binoculars first when looking for new DSOs as well ... M56 is a relatively easy target to find as it`s lined up between the two stars you mentioned . The people on here recommend looking at a cluster , or any DSO , for a few minutes as the longer you look at it the more detail starts to reveal itself as your eye adjusts
  15. Evening all , Just a short report from tonight's observation ... Had the Dob downstairs and ready to go last night but clouds rolled in just as I opened the back door โ˜๏ธ I've used a frac the last couple of times so wanted to get the 200P out to blow the metaphorical cobwebs off it and also use the 2 inch lenses again . The highlight of tonight's observation was finding Caroline's Rose NGC 7789 just beside Cassiopeia - Cassiopeia has become the centre of attention of late because of the amount of clusters in the region and I haven't even started on the double stars in Cassiopeia of which there are many . Other favorites were visited tonight as well : M57 , M11 , M13 , M45 and Perseus double among them . Clear skies . iPhone pic of tonight's set-up ๐Ÿ‘‡