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    Ty ty (: I'll get them tonight gonna get the sunflower Galaxy and the other one next to it. And then try to grab the other one by Sirius that was in the trees lol.
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    Default Re: Messier 30 certificate report forum.

    You hit it running Mike, good progress! Better catch all winter Messier or you would have to wait till next year.
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    Default Re: Messier 30 certificate report forum.

    Well done Mike. I'm enjoying the ride, keep up the great work!
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    Andromeda is already gone along with little dumbell and the other that right there with it even though I have viewed these I didn't document it well enough to consider posting it.
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    I've been advised that I should count piledeas as well. Has been observed countless times with the naked eye. Looks like a very very small Dipper. When I viewed it it was above the triangulum and left of Perseus. If you went past piledeas you would come to the horns of taurus. The whole area glows with a bluish hue. I have viewed it with the 4.5 but I could not make out any nebulocity. I will try to get out soon tonight if the clouds clear up and see if I can get any glimpses of pileadeas Andromeda the other one little dumb bell and the messeir that's on the right of the 3rd star of the queen
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    Default Re: Messier 30 certificate report forum.

    Pleiades is definitely a legit target and naked eye observing is still observing. Not sure if it counts for the award though. The rules say observe with any kind of scope...

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    4/10/19

    Seeing: great
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    Okay I had a very lucrative night of viewing but I have to review my sketches to get all the #'s down. That being said I'm going to go ahead and list the last two messeir I needed.

    I set my telrad center of the two stars that make the line to the right of m97. Looked through the finder and saw a very very feint smudge centered in on it and dove in. Off to the left of the center fov was M97. I quickly centered it and was quite pleased. Been hunting this one a while now. Has a very difinitive shape. Best way I can describe it is make two cresents and push them together inward curve to inward curve causing one to creat an arm up and an arm down. The core is very bright and extextremely well defined. Off to the Northwest of the fov is another galaxy very feint. I believe this to be and ngc it sits about 45° top right bottom left.

    After that I moved to the bottom star. Which to my surprise was a double start one blue one white so I decided to take a moment and split it even further with the 32mm barlowed 1.5x . First star split!! From here I moved down and little and caught what I believe was ngc5005. Two side on galaxies sitting top and bottom diagonal from each other with about 5 stars going straight between them. From here I moved my fov left and came across the second messeir I've been trying to find the sunflower galaxy m63. There are two stars one on top and one under it. The core isn't bright but it's bigger than normal In my opinion runs north to south and the core seems wider at the top. The Galaxy seemed relatively narrow compared to what I expected to see. When looked at with adverted vision there is a really wide feint arm on each side of the core the arms seem as wide as the core itself. Barlowed down here to the 32mm1.5x gso and confirmed more definition of the arms but they didn't seem to have the normal sprliral Galaxy thin to widening look. They just appeared to be fat spiral arms with very little curve. I will update the rest when I can write the names down to the sketches.
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    Default Re: Messier 30 certificate report forum.

    I like your descriptions Mike, but are you sure you describing M97? M97 is the Owl Nebula, not galaxy.

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    Attaching 4/10/19 sketches
    http://imgur.com/gallery/FQnPMr1
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    Ah lmao hold on no it's the one ne of sunflower. Lemme double check the #
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