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Evening all , 

Just a short report from tonight's observation ... Had the Dob downstairs and ready to go last night but clouds rolled in just as I opened the back door ☁️

I've used a frac the last couple of times so wanted to get the 200P out to blow the metaphorical cobwebs off it and also use the 2 inch lenses again .

The highlight of tonight's observation was finding Caroline's Rose NGC 7789 just beside Cassiopeia - Cassiopeia has become the centre of attention of late because of the amount of clusters in the region and I haven't even started on the double stars in Cassiopeia of which there are many . 

Other favorites were visited tonight as well : M57 , M11 , M13 , M45 and Perseus double among them . 

Clear skies . 

iPhone pic of tonight's set-up ?

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Nice report, you caught some lovely sights and your right to concentrate on Cas there are some lovely objects, could spend all night trawling through here.

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12 hours ago, ImmortalBee said:

Glad to see I'm not the only one who observes with a 4 legged friend

Yes , but they always seem to find some noisy distraction , squeaky toy or scent of a cat in an adjacent garden every time you find something interesting :icon_albino:

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Nice report! As you say, Cassiopeia is a beautiful constellation and rich in open clusters! 

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Nice observing report.

I'll be hunting down OC's this week from the ESP at KH with my OMC 140.

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Don't forget NGC 147, the "owl cluster" , easy to find and a delight for all ages. There's enough in Cassiopeia to keep you very busy ,

Nick.

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6 minutes ago, cotterless45 said:

Don't forget NGC 147, the "owl cluster" , easy to find and a delight for all ages. There's enough in Cassiopeia to keep you very busy ,

Nick.

Don't you mean NGC 457 - I think 147 is a galaxy?

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5 hours ago, harrym said:

Don't you mean NGC 457 - I think 147 is a galaxy?

Not to worry - I know the one he means , the third of a trio of clusters in an arc :icon_biggrin:

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