Astro-Nat Posted July 7, 2017 Share Posted July 7, 2017 Just got in from making the most of a beautiful clear sky before the cloud (inevitably) rolled in. Stoked to have had my first deep sky viewings. It started with Andromeda, which has always eluded me before tonight. Although presenting as just a hazy shape through my eyepiece, (saving up for better ones as we speak) it was one of the coolest things I have ever seen. Up there with my first Jupiter viewing for excitement levels, even though the results were less instant, probably less impressive in the traditional sense, and it took quite a bit of eyepiece changing, twisting of focus knobs and trial and error to get it right, I was blown away by this smudge 2.5 million light years away. Still buzzing an hour and a half later! I also saw M3 and M5, once I got my eye in it was surprising how much easier it was to see things that I've definitely overlooked before. I think I'm getting the hang of it! Fingers crossed for another clear one tomorrow, and another successful night! 14 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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