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Tonights Observing was created by martinastro

Clear trans sky, periodic overcast conditions, showers, cold gusts of wind were on the menu during this observing session. Despite the waxing gibbous moon i attempted to track down C/2005 E2 Mc Naught however clouds always seemed to be passing through the comets location >:(..the 8" and i got drenched in the process until the comet set.

I did some general observing at 49X...M31, 32, 110, 44, 39, 81, 82, 108, 97, 76, 42, 43, 78, NGC404, NGC1999 and Saturn as well as a few binary systems..Delta Cephei, Mu Cephei (Herschels Garnet star-variable), Alcor + Mizar, Gamma Arietis. Seen one nice mag 3.0 red meteor slowly drop into the eastern sky through Hydra. Also took a few images....

Moon shot taken with camera only (no Scope). Not very good but i thought i would share it anyway..



Orion...



Saturn + M44...



A compact Lunar Corona...



Clear skies!
Martin Mc Kenna

coruscations attending the whole length of the luminosity, giving to the phenomena the aspect of a wrathful messenger, and not that of a tranquil body pursuing a harmless course..comet of 1680
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Replied by Matthew C on topic Re: Tonights Observing

Very nice images there martin! I love the moon shot! I was also out as the sky was lovely and clear! Took many shots of the moon with camera and telescope! I'll post em later as the battery is dead! I decided to try the orion nebula! I Caught the red/pink next to one of the stars!
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: Tonights Observing

Thanks Mathew.

Sounds like a very productive session you had. Look forward to seeing your images! :D

Clear skies
Martin Mc Kenna

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Replied by Eirikg on topic Re: Tonights Observing

i think the moon shot was good :)

Hehe like always its a rainy night here (live outside norways most rainfull town)
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: Tonights Observing

Thanks Eirik!!
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Replied by dpower on topic Re: Tonights Observing

Have to agree- really like the moon shot. It's got a lovely 3d quality thanks to lots of black space and we rarely see the moon at this magnification. Could do with a little sharpening IMHO.
You should crop the orion picture to clear the chimney pot out of the way too.

Good work!
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: Tonights Observing

Thanks for the advice Dave!!
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Replied by dave_lillis on topic Re: Tonights Observing

Good images MArtin, esp the first moon shot, maybe a tiny bit out of focus/soft, but hey, a good image all the same. :)
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: Tonights Observing

Thanks Dave..will work on that focus.
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Replied by dmcdona on topic Re: Tonights Observing

I like the chimney pot.
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Replied by darren on topic Re: Tonights Observing

That is a really nice shot of the moon Martin regards Darren :lol:
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Replied by martinastro on topic Re: Tonights Observing

Thanks very much Darren!

Dave the chimney pot is yours if you want it? delivery will cost you though :D
Martin Mc Kenna

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Replied by darren on topic Re: Tonights Observing

Thanks for the offer I accept and will pass it on to David Power regards Darren :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Replied by Eirikg on topic Re: Tonights Observing

im out right now, view is so good tonight !! :D

whyyy didnt i recharge my batteries, hoping to get some good shots (or as good shot as i can with my camera) tonight if the batteies are ready

Who said the 4mm with the "lidl scope" didnt work? I even used it with the barlow, and i got the moon almost crisp! (without my glases on)
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