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  1. So far the start of fall has given some great skies, I have been observing most every night focusing on a few favorites including the Crescent nebula. This object shows some really nice detail at times and tonight when panning minutely around it I noticed a shade edge nearby... this immediately grabbed my attention and became the target of the night and turns out to be LBN 208. The 30mm ES 82/OIII/15" dob presented this object in direct vision once I had found it and is approx 1 deg away, or a bit less, opposite from the Crescents bright triangle of stars and so far shows oblong- more FOV would be an asset. I can't believe I didn't notice this object before. The sky mag is 21.8, NELM 6.8 and with above avg transparency. I must add that the NELM stars used were in Ursa Minor and that the mag 6.3 HIP 79420 is my usual target and tonight it showed easily in direct vision. Inspired I then rolled my eye around the area trying to get any "flicks" popping into view- and doing so HIP 77942 was caught at mag 6.8, my best yet. Cupping my hands around the eyes seemed to help. All in all a great night and before I forget...the Veils thin thread might not be so thin...
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