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N3ptune

OMG this is IT, at LAST!!!

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N3ptune    900

OMG I am so happy, i am starting a 3 days vacation and this is the forecast for tonight (((: This might be my highest point sense I don't remember when, with NO MOON!!!  No work tomorrow! Low humidity and my car has a full tank of petrol.

I am starting my preparation for a trip to a better sky (((((((((((((((((:

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If anyone has suggestions of spectacular DSOs to look at for tonight? I am going to spend time planning my observation a little bit later.

For sure, M66 and M65 are on the list!

:hello2:

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andrew63    1,042

You could try for the Supernova in the fireworks galaxy - NGC 6946 - good luck !

 

andrew

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N3ptune    900

@andrew63

The Firework galaxy is on the list (((:

@SteveA

My batteries are not bad right now! (If you talk about my own energy to last during the night?)  I am prepared to be supercharged with the exceptional use of an energy drink. :p

 

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Dave In Vermont    4,615

Don't forget this is available to you:

https://dso-browser.com/

If you spot a lost-looking flying-saucer out in the wilds - point the direction to Vermont, will ya? I've been waiting on parts for my 'saucer for the last 3,500 years!

<grumble>

Dave

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Pig    4,794

Hiya its looking good, but you made need some dew control by the looks of some of the measures shown.... check the dew point, I cant remember the humidity versus temperature calculation but i think its high humidity and low temperature. Either way you don't want it messing up your plans :happy8: 

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N3ptune    900

@Pig my plans were messed up quite a bit. There were clouds like hell from 21:00 to 12:00.. I had to leave the spot at 12:00 because of that...

The problem was this cloud formation below, I believe it's a kind of Altostratus, low altitude light clouds. I could look at the stars between these strats of clouds all coming from the center point in the picture. They had a life of maybe 5 minutes, really variable sky, fast transitions, almost no wind.

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The good news is, I saw many galaxies around Virgo and Coma Berenices  maybe 10 different galaxies were visible through these fine clouds.. incredible. (Especially the messier ones but a few NGC too). I saw many galaxies around the Leo triplet , M105, M95, M96 and some NGCs were there too. (:

@andrew63 I found NGC 6946 in Cephus (:, close to the star cluster it's a really large galaxy. Has an estimate, I would say I could see around 1500 arc seconds of this object, but really faint.  It's a miracle I could find it in these conditions. Thanks for this interesting suggestion, I have to look at this supernova galaxy again another day.

I spent time on jupiter too, at 31x I could see 2 to 4 bands, really nice views at 31x. At 143x, surprisingly, a lots of details were visible trough the clouds, 4 bars were easily visible and some details in the NEB and SEB not bad for Jupiter, different colors for each moons too.

And AHHH! he best moment of the night in Virgo, the doube star Porrima, the telescope did nice split with my orthoscopic 7mm, 143x, great double star! both stars are equal in size, same color too, beige white.

I am happy with this observation after all!

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Stu    14,422

Sounds like a great night Neptune! 😃😃

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N3ptune    900

I am back from bed now and the forecast for tonight is perfect on paper again!!! I wish for a day without clouds, to be able to see the details of all these galaxies in Coma Berenices and to draw some sketches?

--> there will be astronomy again tonight!

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Stu    14,422

Good luck, and fingers crossed you get clear skies

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N3ptune    900
13 minutes ago, Stu said:

Good luck, and fingers crossed you get clear skies

Thank you (;

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