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andrew63

Glorious Sagittarius !

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For those lucky enough to have a clear southern horizon - might be a good time to add to your Messier list ! A lot of these objects can be seen in binoculars if struggling for a good vantage point.

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this is area my main target for tonight - not even seen the constellation before so here's hoping! mmmm dark peak district and a good horizon - just need the haze to clear........

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Best of luck Shane - look forward to the report !

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Yup, did this last weekend! Struggled to see anything below Dec -30 though, which is a shame as that includes M54, M55, M70, M69, M6 and M7. Messier must have had a tall tripod and ladder to see that far south; I'm beginning to wonder about how to see it. Might go out and have another try tomorrow night, if clear (reason being that hopefully I have a UHC filter arriving today as a result of the all the nebulae last weekend!)

I hope it's clear for you Shane, you're in for a treat!

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I've been scouting around where I live for a suitable spot to view this constellation and associated delights.

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Anything below -20 deg might as well not exist as far as I'm concerned, what with houses, trees and the curse of the orange glow

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You need a good southern horizon ands dark sky/big scope to really get the best of some of those nebulae, but that whole area of Sagittarius and Scorpious is teaming with bright and fuzzy patches to be explored :cool:

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Had a look at this cracking area on monday night down at Cooden beach on the south coast. Gorgeous!! a bit of sea haze but way more than I can see at home. I am looking at going back before too long when the nights have darkened a little more.

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well, I have still never seen the constellations but did manage to see most of the main attractions through the murk:

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