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    Default Night out with the boys



    The collimation and first light of my newest scope (XT10i)
    was mentioned in an earlier post.

    Our club was instrumental in repairing, refurbishing an Observatory (2009) on property at a local High School.
    They removed the old 9 foot Newtonian , I believe F/7.17 telescope and replaced it with a 14 inch SCT.

    Last night, I finally caught a post on our clubs Yahoo website.
    Called Greg, a member, who was at the Obs and joined them.

    For the first time I saw the following with the C14.
    Noted are the eyepieces used.
    We also used a Meade refractor and Vixen Binoculars.

    M42 40mm c14
    M42 split six stars of trapezium with 15mm

    M66 with 15mm and 40mm
    M44 behive with 40mm and Meade (refractor) w/33mm
    M48 open cluster with 40mm c14

    Ghost of Jupiter 40mm
    M96 spiral galaxie 40mm and 15mm

    M105 15mm
    M104 sombrero galaxy

    Double cluster c14 15mm. only saw one of the clusters with the c14
    Double cluster vixen binoculars using two 25mm plossl eyepieces/36 power.

    15mm Saturn
    15mm and 2x Barlow Saturn

    Some small and very faint. Averted vision -at times- was necessary.

    But, except for Saturn and M42, these are my first!!
    I'm NOT complaining )
    <CS> Rick - Taylor, MI
    Metal Detecting - Amateur Radio - N8XI


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