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Not here, it ain't. I shall be looking at grey. Again.

But enjoy. Lots of answers coming up, I guess.

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Beautiful clear blue sky at the moment, but when I get my scope out to cool down, clouds will mysteriously appear

Phil

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Hmmm never seen Mercury. Shall have to find out where that one is hiding and take a look

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Hi

Tonight looks like a clear night weather wise. What shall I be looking at

it looks clear from about 10pm - 12am.... cloud starts creeping in from the east pretty close to 12am, my scope has been outside cooling since about 7pm we have to grab any bit of clear sky we can lately lol :) good luck for tonight mate, i see your in hampshire also, have you ever been to turf hill dark site? we should be going there next weekend hopefully if weather is good

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With clear skies in London I'm going planet hunting - Mercury first, followed by Jupiter, Mars and Saturn. After that, who knows? Want to test out my new 15mm BST on a few globular clusters and maybe have a gawp at the Ring Nebula with the UHC filter again. I've also got high hopes of finding some new Messiers - M80 and M107.

Knowing my luck right now, a huge cloud bank will spill over before I go out there...

DD

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Jupiter, Mars and Saturn are the prime targets for me tonight if it stays clear. Hopefully a little test with some new planetary filters, though I am too tired to go about it in a terribly scientific manner! :eek::grin:

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Hi

Tonight looks like a clear night weather wise. What shall I be looking at

I'll be grinning gormlessly at Saturn while chewing through a bottle of wine :o)

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it looks clear from about 10pm - 12am.... cloud starts creeping in from the east pretty close to 12am, my scope has been outside cooling since about 7pm we have to grab any bit of clear sky we can lately lol :) good luck for tonight mate, i see your in hampshire also, have you ever been to turf hill dark site? we should be going there next weekend hopefully if weather is good

Turf Hill, I know it well. Spent many a happy hour there when I lived in the New forest at Plaitford. Should go there with the scope myself sometime.

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Started an imaging run with M92 while waiting for targets in Cygnus to rise high enough. All good so far.

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Well I just got back in - some high cloud and a lot of murk on the horizon (As always). I managed to find Mercury though, only the second time I've seen it in a 'scope, so pleased with the result!

DD

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Mercury was obscured by houses, but never mind. Best I've seen Saturn for some time, Cassini division visible with 8mm BST. Even caught M81 and M82 over the neighbour's roof despite his annoying outside light :smiley:

Phil

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Got in about 15 minutes ago as cloud started covering but WOW! What a night for me. Followed Mars for a couple of hours and got some really good views, ranging from 300x magnification through 250x with various filters giving great contrast and definition to the Syrtis Major and other features coming in to view by the end of the session. Also popped down the road briefly to catch a glimpse of Antares coming up. It was every bit as wonderful as I had hoped it to be for all these years! :grin: :grin: :grin:

Oh, also saw my first glimpse of the milky way this year and so ready for Lyra, Cygnus et al. leading into Andromeda in late summer/ early Autumn!!

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lovely night out here tonight! found Mercury quite easily in the glare around 10ish, followed by Jupiter, Mars, Saturn. no planetary imaging tonight so just scanning with the binos and a few widefield images to see how far Vesta and Ceres have moved. saw a nice meteor that flashed through Virgo around 11ish as well.

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good night for me too :) run off some nice ammount of data on mars and saturn earlier, just doing some 10min test guide subs now, so all in all a good night, well till i look at the data in the morning loool :D

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0113hrs, just got in myself. Beautiful sky tonight. Had some lovely views of Saturn. Still not good through 2x Barlow though. Tried for various Messier objects but could not find my way to any. Bed is calling.

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Managed to get 1 sub off on M106 before the clouds rolled in... :(

/brassedoff

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Wow Dave, you're only a few miles from me and it's been clear all night here (so far anyway).

ChrisH

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