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    Default Observing report, TV76, 1/27/05



    Date: Thursday evening, 27-Jan-2005
    Location: Backyard, Palm Springs, California
    Equipment: Tele Vue 76 (3" f/6.3) refractor

    Short backyard observing session with the TV76. The moon a few day
    past full had just risen but skies were surprisingly dark. Open
    cluster NGC 1662 in Orion that Sue French mentioned in her recent
    column does look very much like the running lights of a Klingon ship!
    Visible with 10x42 binoculars but nicest with the 9mm Nagler at 51x.
    Tried for galaxy NGC 1691 but was unable to locate. A bit south-east
    is the variable W Orion. Nice orange color. There is also a nice
    little double in the same field to the north-west. Just north of Orion
    over the border into Taurus open clusters NGC 1807 and 1817. Both are
    rather sparse but they make a nice little pair. Moonlight getting
    fairly bright now but i did remember to take a look at comet Machholz.
    The comet and the double cluster in Perseus just fit in the same
    binocular field. Seems weird to see the comet so far north. Just a few
    months ago it was way down south below Lepus. No real detail was seen
    through the moonlight.

    -Florian
    Stargazing.com



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    Default Observing report, TV76, 1/27/05

    Florian, nice report. It's great to see an observing report again on
    s.a.a. Maybe the clouds are starting to lift across the country.

    Larry Stedman
    Vestal

 

 

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