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The Jet, Sunflower & Whirlpool - Apr26

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Good brief session under cold polar winds but cosy in my tiny obsy here in SW London !  Skies clearer than usual  eg could make out the stars forming Leo - sometimes have to make do with just Regulus.  Of course twilight ends ever latter - 8 weeks to summer solstice but at least the moon's out of the way before midnight.  Wasted 20min after I'd bumped the finder before getting going ! 

Here's some of my haul eg

M87 + jet and field gxs

Sunflower M63 - even 5sec finder/centre mode just showed the mottled effect here in 45s.

M51 in both 5s and 45s

Used 30cm classic Meade LX200 SCT @ f/2.95 + Lodestar Mx2.








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Nice haul - I particularly like the structure shown in the sunflower. As always, amazing results from London LP.

I sympathise with the finder bump issue - I have two finders on my C8 just in case I knock one of them! Probably overkill but I had a spare so thought I'd put it to some good use. :) 


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