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Hi, I observed these during amateur astronomer meeting at Tähtikallio observatory (in Finland) with 36" f/3.5 Newtonian. Lovely weather, although sky wasnt as dark as usually due to hing moisture content in the air so I didnt try to observe more Hickson groups. Instead I sketched few globular cluster's and bright galaxies, all of them listed in the Messier catalog. M10 and M12 were really beautiful although they were really low near the horizon.






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2 hours ago, Beulah said:

36" telescope.....SWEET!!!

I do get to use it few times a year. :) If you see other post Ive made to this forum there is plenty of observations done with it.

For example, M42, M57 and Cat's Eye nebula all show colours. M42 appears to me as purple / blue. M57 is clearly turquoise with reddish outer parts. Cat's Eye seems slightly blue to me. Here is picture of the scope itself. It has two secondary mirrors to keep the eyepiece closer to the ground. As a finder there is 100mm refractor.

Thanks laudropb. Not ideal in terms of sky quality but as always, alot of fun.



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If I were a Bond Baddy (with unlimited funds). That would be the sort of set up that i’d Go for!!! 

Great sketches too.?


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On ‎10‎-‎4‎-‎2018 at 16:29, VilleM said:

M10 and M12 were really beautiful although they were really low near the horizon.

Wow 36" Light cannon!

Great sketches, M10 & M12 allready you've seen two great summer globular cluster....nice.

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