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    Default Re: Pretty good night!



    Nice report, Mary. Yes, it is an odd hobby, perhaps why I like it so much. Being alone in the dark (pets accepted), just you and the cosmos.
    Yeah, I live for those nights!

    Good show, Mary, hope you get some more in.
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    Default Re: Pretty good night!

    Very nice night out under the MW, Mary! Congrats on finally getting M51. I have a kind of affinity for that one as it was my first galaxy(ies). For as much as I like taking someone new out and showing them the night sky, I prefer the alone time. Makes it easy to get sucked into chasing some of the faint objects that are on the edge of visible.
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    Great report and session! You have perfectly described the mix of emotions one experiences observing alone at a dark site.

    Gratz on logging M51!
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    Default Re: Pretty good night!

    A very concise and lovely report, thanks for sharing!
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    Default Re: Pretty good night!

    Thanks, Terry.
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    Default Re: Pretty good night!

    Hi Mary. That's a great report. I am happy you can get out a do that. It's been horrible here, just look at my Clearskyoutside forecast. Wish you many more good sessions.
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    Default Re: Pretty good night!

    Good read and and interesting report, thanks for sharing your session. Clear skies.
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    Default Re: Pretty good night!

    Quote Originally Posted by michael131313 View Post
    Hi Mary. That's a great report. I am happy you can get out a do that. It's been horrible here, just look at my Clearskyoutside forecast. Wish you many more good sessions.
    Thanks, Michael. Wow, you are dealing with a lot of clouds down there. Hope you get some clear skies soon.
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