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    Default Re: Prowler 75's Observing report - 2/2/2019



    That was a superb night Craig - dark skies make so much of a difference! And a great job of ferreting out all of those galaxies.
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    Default Re: Prowler 75's Observing report - 2/2/2019

    Thanks for guiding us through some Perseus galaxies. It is a fine tour!
    At first glance I thought you had a 18 inch. It appeared to be a 12 inch. A bit of a different story for some of those faint ones. Chapeau!
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    Great session Craig, congrats! Nice to see that you are putting KK Orthos to a good work. Orthos could be of great help extracting a few extra photons from faint fuzzes.
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    Default Re: Prowler 75's Observing report - 2/2/2019

    Quote Originally Posted by helicon64 View Post
    That was a superb night Craig - dark skies make so much of a difference! And a great job of ferreting out all of those galaxies.
    Thanks Michael!
    Yeah darker sky makes a huge difference. The only downside is that I don't really have a desire to bother chasing new galaxies from my light polluted back yard. Especially with this location being only about 40 minutes away from home. That's not to say I won't do any observing from home, just that much darker and nearly wide open sky has spoiled me!
    Getting knowledge of the best locations in the area and connecting with friendly people to observe with is well worth the annual dues to officially join an astronomy club. Wish I would have done it when I got my first scope.

    Quote Originally Posted by John Baars View Post
    Thanks for guiding us through some Perseus galaxies. It is a fine tour!
    At first glance I thought you had a 18 inch. It appeared to be a 12 inch. A bit of a different story for some of those faint ones. Chapeau!
    Thanks John!
    I wish I was the owner of that 18" Obsession! That belongs to a fellow club member who also has a couple of very nice Teeter's in 8" and 14". The really neat thing though is that we've both compared the view between my 12" and his 18" and aside from the obvious difference in brightness and faint detail, my Zhumell holds up very well in sharpness. I'd really like to have my mirror tested one day to get the official stats on it.

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    Great session Craig, congrats! Nice to see that you are putting KK Orthos to a good work. Orthos could be of great help extracting a few extra photons from faint fuzzes.
    Thank Andrey!
    I am very happy to have those KK Orthos in my arsenal. I have read that some people have difficulties bouncing between wide field and narrow field eyepieces, but that never really bothered me at all. The extra few photons they transmit can make a huge difference pulling out faint targets. I just wish I could properly pronounce Kokusai Kohki when I am describing them others!
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    Default Re: Prowler 75's Observing report - 2/2/2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Prowler75 View Post
    Thank Andrey!
    I am very happy to have those KK Orthos in my arsenal. I have read that some people have difficulties bouncing between wide field and narrow field eyepieces, but that never really bothered me at all. The extra few photons they transmit can make a huge difference pulling out faint targets. I just wish I could properly pronounce Kokusai Kohki when I am describing them others!
    Happens to me all the time. Most of brand names, etc. I read but don't hear. It results in some interesting conversations in the field. What kind of scope is this? - "SCT" - ?? - "Smith Casega-bla bla-... You know it is a CAT" - Cat??! -
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    That was a nice haul! And excellent reporting to top it off!
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