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faulksy

what a night with my wife

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hi everyone. nothing special just a few things from tonight with my ace wife

scope was set up and cooling by 5, then colimated later on. aligned the nexus on arcturus and polaris using skysafari6 pro(loads better than 5)

set out on all the usual targets but seeing/contrast was poor. then after midnight wow, the sky came alive

m51 has lovely joining spiral arms lots of definition put the 8e in and the sky took it no problem m101 not quite as good but spiral arms everywere

m81/82 not the best but taking 300x no problem

makarains chain was brilliant heather had 6 galaxys in the fov using the apm 20 well cool. whale galaxy ,fireworks showing good detail as was m22 havnt seen that for a while. then on to the old favourites m13 , m57 lovely colours m27 ūüėõ

then the veil and cresent absolutely amazing, cresent was almost the best i have seen it. god its great to be out, wish i would of gone to my dark site now

cheers everyone

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After reading the title, glad to see it's an observing report ūüėā ;)

Great report of some real favourites - my wife has zero interest!

We're losing darkness fast now... :(

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Sounds amazing! Glad you can use the brilliant mid-week skies...

also great to have a lovely companion to share the experience with!

Best Regards

Frank

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Great to hear from you Mike, sounds like an excellent night; the skies have certainly been lovely since lock down! Keep those reports coming!

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Great report , luckily my wife is anti astronomy ( and most else I do ), good luck , stay safe ,

Nick.

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Hello  Mike,  good to read your report and see you are back. :)

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1 hour ago, Paz said:

Hello  Mike,  good to read your report and see you are back. :)

Thanks chris

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My nemesis M51 I have only seen this once through Damian`s Dob, I have tried from home with a 6 & 8 inch reflector and a 4 & 5 inch refractor no luck.

Great read I doubt I would see any of the galaxies in the  makarains chain. 

Stay safe everyone.

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3 hours ago, wookie1965 said:

My nemesis M51 I have only seen this once through Damian`s Dob, I have tried from home with a 6 & 8 inch reflector and a 4 & 5 inch refractor no luck.

Great read I doubt I would see any of the galaxies in the  makarains chain. 

Stay safe everyone.

do you mean you wouldnt see them because of your location?

just go to a dark site

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6 minutes ago, faulksy said:

do you mean you wouldnt see them because of your location?

just go to a dark site

Mike,

                I live in St. Helens I would have to drive 50-60 miles get a dark site.  No I wouldn't see them from here too much light pollution.

Plus I have this now,

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that is pants paul ūüėõ

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