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    Thanks for taking the trouble to write such a detailed report, I really enjoyed reading it.
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    I really enjoyed reading about your great night. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Super-Long Report of a Super-good Night

    Great report! Don't apologize for the length. We love reading this kind of thing.
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    Default Re: Super-Long Report of a Super-good Night

    nice report, thanks for sharing
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    I’ve driven by Morris Ranch a number of times and thought to turn in but didn’t want to disturb and folks at the obs property.* I’ll have to look at it. Another spot that you might like up there, if you haven’t been, is the “Desert View” overlook. It’s just a couple of miles farther up the road, right next to the USAF installation. There are no trees and the access road is paved. The only objectionable thing are the extremely bright lights coming from the Border Patrol check point down on the 86 by the Salton Sea. But, their lights would still effect you at Morris Ranch even though you couldn’t see them directly. I’ll probably be there Wednesday night if the Weather Guesser’s forecast holds.

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    Default Re: Super-Long Report of a Super-good Night

    Fantastic night out. Great report, very detailed and let us live through your eyepiece/s for a brief moment in time! Thanks for posting.

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    Default Re: Super-Long Report of a Super-good Night

    Hi Sam,
    Thanks for posting such a thorough report. It truly was a great night for you. I especially enjoyed your descriptions of the objects at the eyepiece. Sounds like you have found an excellent observing location, too. Cheers!
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    wow very detailed report i really enjoyed the read ..really makes me want to try an evening at a dark sky site just scaning the skies... im always in such a hurry to get set up and image stuff i then i sit back and stare at the milky way with my naked eye while i wait for images.... i find being out in the middle of knowere on a nice night sooo peaceful.. when i leave the city i feel like a dog that has escaped from his fenced in yard ... the only thing that worries me if i start observing more i mite catch a disease i hear many of you speak of called aperture fever.....i hear minor case's you have to work weekends....and end up waking up one morning next to a black giant dob!!!!!!

    more severe cases include emptying your bank accounts and selling our children and moving from your house in the city to some remote location at a high elevation and living in a dome .....
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    Default Re: Super-Long Report of a Super-good Night

    Hello Sam. Well, you had it all. A great scope, great eyepieces, a great sky, and all in your capable hands. This was a great haul of objects that you enjoyed. Thanks for your well written report, and I hope that you get to do a repeat of this great session again soon.
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    Excellent report Sam. An enjoyably detailed read. I especially like the idea about the recorder to make your notes. That is something I might well look into. Regarding your cluster in the M24 cloud, I believe that would be NGC 6603. It is a magnitude 11.1 open cluster. If you look at the photo on the right hand side of the page I linked, you will see some objects circled (the pic can be expanded by clicking on it). It is the one labeled CR 374 (Collinder 374), and you will notice the reddish star you mentioned. The second link has it labeled as NGC 6603 in the second photo, which you can expand as well. I believe that is the one you're describing. Let me know for sure if that's it. Again, great job my friend!

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