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    Slymin, Congrats on what looks like your Messier 30 Certificate. That's the first hurdle, and it looks like you are well on your way to your Messier 70. Observing is always so much fun, especially when you are looking for one object, and run into something unexpected. Clear skies. Caley
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    Congrats on the award Great to learn the sky, isn't it? Nicely done descriptions, though a couple of your globulars were a bit surprising. You have M80 as one of the best, while M22 (two magnitudes brighter) was hard to see. They are at similar declinations. Perhaps the seeing conditions were very different? You did say Sagittarius was tough. Well if you wait two hours, Sag will move to the same position as Scorpius was.

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    Congrats on the award Great to learn the sky, isn't it? Nicely done descriptions, though a couple of your globulars were a bit surprising. You have M80 as one of the best, while M22 (two magnitudes brighter) was hard to see. They are at similar declinations. Perhaps the seeing conditions were very different? You did say Sagittarius was tough. Well if you wait two hours, Sag will move to the same position as Scorpius was.

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    Yeah M80 was great! I should have looked up the magnitudes before hand, but that is interesting. Perhaps I'll give it another go as soon as it pops where Scorpius was at. I was hoping to record the Sagitarrius Messier objects tonight with M54, M55 and M70, but the clouds are everywhere. So I'll just relax on the forums for the rest of the night.

    Thanks everyone for your posts! Elizabeth: Yeah M92 is awesome! Looks like Hercules has the best Globular Star Clusters! I'm dying to go to the Southern Hemisphere and see and image Omega Centauri.

    Messier 30 was great, and I'm really excited to get M70 because my favorite astronomy seasons are coming up, and I'll have a new telescope!

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    You don't have go go all the way to the Southern Hemisphere to see Omega Centauri. It's visible from south Mississippi and comparable latitudes.

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    Actually, I live at 43 degrees latitude, and I could see it just a little above the horizon. Not sure where you live Slymin, but if you're close to that, you should be able to see it every year about June-July. Caley
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    You're at 34 degrees Caley

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    Darn, I had another one of my episodes of crossing numbers/letters. I just hate my dyslexic fingers. Yes, 34 degrees.. I just can see the top of Centaurus over the Mountains of Joshua Tree, so if you live in a flat area, you might get another five degrees of horizon that I lose because of the mountains.
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    True, true, but I want to see it high in the sky in all it's glory!
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