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SiriusB

Mini Messier marathon.

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It's been a cracking night here, best one i've had in 2yrs or more.

I knew i was onto a winner when i picked up the veil nebula, pretty much mission impossible 364nights a yr with my gear & location.

Seemed pretty much anything i pointed the scope at popped into view,shame i'm a bit rusty.

seen, in no particular order m103,52,56,57,92,13,15,36,37,38,35,1,74,77,45,33,31,32,110,81,82,27,76,78,42,43.

Just couldn't get over the clarity tonight, even m74 a piece of cake!

More please :smiley:

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Sounds like a productive evening,

Very interesting is your equipment, nothing appears bigger the the 127 Skymax. Can I assume that you saw all these on that or smaller diameter equipment?

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Well done, great what can be done with good transparency - and I assume light pollution is low if you can manage the Veil and M74 easily. A 5" scope can show a huge amount under those conditions.

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All seen with st120 or st102, skymax despite larger nominal aperture falls somewhere between the two on D.S.

I wouldn't say LP low,edge of town location, transparency was just excellent~ m74 normally a struggle to see, never mind the veil.

A good night, everyone needs one of those once in a while. :smiley:

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It's been a cracking night here, best one i've had in 2yrs or more.

I knew i was onto a winner when i picked up the veil nebula, pretty much mission impossible 364nights a yr with my gear & location.

Seemed pretty much anything i pointed the scope at popped into view,shame i'm a bit rusty.

seen, in no particular order m103,52,56,57,92,13,15,36,37,38,35,1,74,77,45,33,31,32,110,81,82,27,76,78,42,43.

Just couldn't get over the clarity tonight, even m74 a piece of cake!

More please :smiley:

I am jealous, some going that!!! i'd be happy with just one of those views please!

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