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    Default Re: Telescopiis Quatuor In Nocte



    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Fun night, though only a couple of hours. Looks like Thursday evening will be good too. I’ll hit it again tomorrow. I’ve still got 2 bushel baskets of open clusters to slog through. I did notice Leo creeping up in the east, though. Won’t be long until it’s full tilt on the galaxy parade again and to heck with open clusters.

    Peace and clear skies everybody!
    I cant even begin to describe how over open clusters I am. Perhaps when I install the focal reducer I might begin to see whatever it is that ignites the passion for this object in so many observers. But until then, on the observing list <delete> <delete> etc
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    Default Re: Telescopiis Quatuor In Nocte

    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    Maybe I should try Egyptian Hieroglyphics here on the Forum, I did take four years of hieroglyphics and demotic in college which comes in handy when you want to read all of the inscriptions in the temples. I was sort of an Indiana Jones type.
    I think hieroglyphics are making a comeback. Only nowadays they call them emojis.
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    Default Re: Telescopiis Quatuor In Nocte

    Quote Originally Posted by MG1692 View Post
    I cant even begin to describe how over open clusters I am. Perhaps when I install the focal reducer I might begin to see whatever it is that ignites the passion for this object in so many observers. But until then, on the observing list <delete> <delete> etc
    I enjoy the larger and brighter OC's, the one's with an interesting pattern or stars with varying hues. It's those little knots of light that are tough as heck to pick out of the heavily populated plane of the Milky Way, especially from Cygnus down through Sagittarius that make me want to staple my eyelids shut.
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    Default Re: Telescopiis Quatuor In Nocte

    Hi Bryan and all. Here in my third language (Portuguese) is "Quatro telescopios na noite". Now I am hungry for Bacalhau a Bras (Bacaloa in Spanish). This cod fish dinner is traditional in many countries on Christmas Eve and Good Friday, so the season is coming up again real soon.

    @ Helicon64 (Michael) - In your Latin classes, did your professor ever tell you the joke about why Caesar eventually failed? "He had too much Gall."

    Thanks Bryan and all, and keep up the great work. "Perserva"
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    Default Re: Telescopiis Quatuor In Nocte

    Nice on ebryan glad you got some scope time, wish the weather here would improve
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    In my second language.....
    "ourfa elescopeta at a ightna"

    Hope I conjugated that correctly
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    Great evening despite headache! Those can be a real drug. But if you are occupied and enjoying what you doing they often fade into background.

    I am the other way around: finished most of clusters on H1 and H2, and have a few hundreds of galaxies to sort out.

    Don't you love slo mo controls?! I can handle long tubes without them, but for chubby SCT and ST refractors they make observing much more enjoyable.

    I dig the title!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makuser View Post
    Hi Bryan and all. Here in my third language (Portuguese) is "Quatro telescopios na noite". Now I am hungry for Bacalhau a Bras (Bacaloa in Spanish). This cod fish dinner is traditional in many countries on Christmas Eve and Good Friday, so the season is coming up again real soon.

    @ Helicon64 (Michael) - In your Latin classes, did your professor ever tell you the joke about why Caesar eventually failed? "He had too much Gall."

    Thanks Bryan and all, and keep up the great work. "Perserva"
    Very nice, Marshall! A Gauling tale if ever there was one!

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    Nice on ebryan glad you got some scope time, wish the weather here would improve
    Thanks much, Simon! I hope you clear up soon!

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    In my second language.....
    "ourfa elescopeta at a ightna"

    Hope I conjugated that correctly
    Pig Latin? Porcinus Latinus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    Great evening despite headache! Those can be a real drug. But if you are occupied and enjoying what you doing they often fade into background.

    I am the other way around: finished most of clusters on H1 and H2, and have a few hundreds of galaxies to sort out.

    Don't you love slo mo controls?! I can handle long tubes without them, but for chubby SCT and ST refractors they make observing much more enjoyable.

    I dig the title!
    Thanks Andrey! Best of luck on the galaxies! Some easy, some are terrible! And watch out for the H3 list!

    Yup, love the slo mo controls!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post

    Thanks Andrey! Best of luck on the galaxies! Some easy, some are terrible! And watch out for the H3 list!

    Yup, love the slo mo controls!
    Thanks! I think I can complete H2 from Anza dark site (light green zone), but I feel my C8 would not have enough juice for H3.

    Mojave desert however a few shades darker, approaching real dark skies (dark grey zone), so thing are possible if I find a nice observing spot .
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    Great report and awesome session, Bryan. I don't know how I missed it until just now.

    Four? Count 'em, four telescopes at once. It's like you had a star party and nobody else showed up (except Stubbs, and he has no thumbs).

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