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1 year 9 months ago #111479 by flt158
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It's always great to hear from you, Darren. 
You and I have a challenging split to achieve. 
A double star called STT 16 in Cassiopeia just would not split on Wednesday night. 
And it should be dead easy but it isn't.
I'll get back to you with the details. 
In the meantime you might check it out on your programmes. 
Some folks on Cloudy Nights aren't 100% successful in seeing the companion. 

Talk to you soon, Darren. 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 
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1 year 9 months ago #111482 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Aubrey,

Very many thanks for your message. Judging by Met Eireann there could be a good chance of us going after STT 16 tomorrow or Thursday night.

I've my maps ready : )

Clear skies to you,

Darren.

 
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1 year 9 months ago #111484 by Paul-Byrne
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That night I got the best view of M33 that I have experienced.  With the 82mm BTs, the galaxy looked huge in my lowest power eyepieces, it was an oval shaped patch of even light, it was not high in the sky and not details were visible.  When it attains a greater altitude, I will return and used higher powers to tease out some details from this notoriously difficult object.

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1 year 9 months ago #111485 by Until_then-Goodnight!
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Hi Paul,

Sounds like getting the Big Binoculars was a great decision. M33 is one object I'd love to see .

Can't wait to have a look through them :)

Clear skies,

Darren. 
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1 year 9 months ago #111486 by flt158
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Hello Darren. 

All my weather websites are saying that our Dublin skies will be clear tonight (Tuesday)
It will be time to settle STT 16 once and for all. 
The latest information from Cloudy Nights is the secondary has a magnitude of 11.24. 
See the Double Star forum if you wish. 

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