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michael.h.f.wilkinson

Brief look at Ceres, Vesta, the Rosette, and M35 with bins

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Yesterday after salsa dancing lessons, I noticed some very clear patches in an otherwise mediocre sky filled with thin wispy clouds, I hooked out the Helios 15x70s and had a quick look at the Rosette. Lo and behold, a faint milky patch showed around the central cluster (should be better from a darker site). I also checked up on Ceres and Vesta, and they had moved quite a bit since last Saturday. They were only visible through a thick haze, near Zenith. After a quick look at M35 I packed the bins up.

All (more-or-less) old friends, but I was happy with the quick session

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I was also looking at the Rosette lasy night. My 10 x 50s didn't show up much more than the central cluster though. Still, very nice to see it.

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