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About VNA

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  1. The scope is out and ready but the sky is not! Hope it will be clearer tomorrow night, before the next period of rain, or at least we hope!!!!
  2. VNA

    Observing Comet 46P

    I tried to find it las night but no luck, will try again tonight. Apparently the 16 of December the comets should pass in front of the Pleiades. The sky is very light polluted where I observe behind Berkeley (CA)
  3. VNA

    It's looking bleak

    We had a few clear days, but it is bleak now with some rain tonight. Was hoping to see the new moon last night, but it was already foggy/cloudy Earlier this week took advantage of one very clear night! We can use the rain and we ned more and not complaining!
  4. VNA

    Is andromeda galaxy really naked eye?

    I must add that we actually can see 3 galaxies with an unaided eye according to professor Carolin Crawford. Unfortunately two of these galaxies can't be seen from England!
  5. VNA

    Hello!. Nice to be here!

    Welcome and indeed a great place to exchange and learn.
  6. VNA

    Is andromeda galaxy really naked eye?

    With a dark sky and good eye sight it is possible to seeAndromeda. Apparentlysome lucky people can see at least one of the satellite of Jupiter! Unfortunately I don't have either, living in the S.F. Bay Area with plenty of light pollution and AMD, although I have no problem using averted vision.. A dark sky is primordial, with a very transparent sky.
  7. Gorgeous--thank you. So sad: Too much smoke to see stars and even the moon! (sad for the people loosing their homes and lives)
  8. VNA

    Bad timing

    Beautiful image of the church, but clouds are capricious! I wish we had clouds and rain!
  9. VNA

    How's your weather.

    Dry and clear relatively warm (20/25c) but windy the last couple days! I wish the ecliptic plane was higher but a hill and tall trees are in the way! Can't have everything, although rain would be nice.
  10. VNA

    M31 revisit

    Impressive--thank you for posting it.
  11. It is fascinating, but it should be expected after all. Thank you for the link.
  12. VNA

    Time to get the dob out

    Too many clouds, we finally had the first few drops of rain (I could count them) since April. Besides the ecliptic is too low, the hill and the big oak trees are in the way. In a few more weeks it will be better, but then the rain will be coming down in buckets!
  13. VNA

    I made a mistake !

    Don't make a second mistake because they are two very different scopes, some day you will have aperture envie. If you sell your first scope you will not recoup your investment not even close. (I wish I had made only one mistake)
  14. VNA

    New Member

    Welcome to this great site with plenty of information and very nice people.

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