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    Quote Originally Posted by kingclinton View Post
    Excellent outing Mary!

    As already mentioned a jackpot of the who's who in the Southern skies.
    The Southern Pleiades are best seen in binoculars as it is a fairly extended cluster.
    With my LP I never see the running chicken.
    At one point Gabby sent me a annotated image showing where the chicken lurks, never would have guessed. If I remember(I have trouble remembering how I got to work in the mornings!) I shall ask her to dig out the pic again when she returns from a work trip.
    These are all targets that also sit firmly on my favourites list and most will get a cursory glance during the course of an observing session.

    Thanks for the great report Mary, makes up for all the clouds blocking my views of these magnificent sights.
    Thanks, Clinton. I have my doubts about the chicken, ha ha, but I definitely saw nebulousity. Someday I hope to cross the equator and experience true Southern skies, but right now I feel so happy and privileged to have seen those objects as well as the unfamiliar (to me) constellations they appear in.
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    I need to see my in-laws again. I was teaching in Buenos Aries one day and asked if I could go up to the hotel roof. They agreed on condition that they could come up and view with me!
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    Hi Mary. From my roof I have great views in all directions except, wouldn't you know it, due South. The dome of LP over Puerto Vallarta doesn't let me see the lower latitudes. Yes, stairs would be wonderful. How about an elevator? Michael
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael131313 View Post
    Hi Mary. From my roof I have great views in all directions except, wouldn't you know it, due South. The dome of LP over Puerto Vallarta doesn't let me see the lower latitudes. Yes, stairs would be wonderful. How about an elevator? Michael
    Yeah, I guess PV has some bad lp. It's not what is was up there 25 years ago when I first started traveling to Mexico. My biggest lp problem is the horrible unshaded LED streetlight on the next block. I'm going to investigate a little nearby park up on a hill overlooking the bay. It's a place people go for sunset views. I have heard it might be a popular spot for couples to park after dark. I won't bother them if they don't bother me...
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    Hi Mary. A superb report of the great catches from you. This is nice work with the AT 80EDT and binoculars. Thanks for taking the time to share this excellent and fun read observation report with us Mary, and here is some music to go along with your next rooftop session:
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    Thanks, Marshall! Love The Drifters. It is cool being way up on the roof!
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