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    Smile 13.4.19 0100-0500 cdst



    Woke up *way* early and decided to try for the "missing" Lagoon (see earlier post).

    Aligned on Antares and Jupiter again, and while waiting for Sag to clear some trees to my south, thought I'd push around a bit:

    M62
    M19
    M4
    M80
    M9 - tough one - small, dim
    M10 - huge
    M12 - also huge
    M6
    M7
    Lagoon - almost invisible without a filter here
    Trifid - probably
    Cr 367
    M28
    M24
    M25
    M2

    My faith in my encoders (or my ability to use them) is restored. I have another dark site trip planned, so maybe I can bag some galaxies if the weather cooperates. (3 inches of snow so far today and no sign of letting up yet. )
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    Default Re: 13.4.19 0100-0500 cdst

    Very nice session and nice grabs for 'wake up' call. Congrats! I woke up early this morning myself....but it was due to a passing thunderstorm and I went back to sleep.
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    Default Re: 13.4.19 0100-0500 cdst

    It is good the faith in your encoders is restored. Nice pushing around
    How did the Lagoon look?
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    Default Re: 13.4.19 0100-0500 cdst

    Some good pushing.

    Congrats on the morning!
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    Default Re: 13.4.19 0100-0500 cdst

    Thanks for the report! Good stuff.
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    Default Re: 13.4.19 0100-0500 cdst

    Great that you are able to use an encoder to convert your TW1 into a push-to. Would like to try one someday.
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    Default Re: 13.4.19 0100-0500 cdst

    Quote Originally Posted by John Baars View Post
    It is good the faith in your encoders is restored. Nice pushing around
    How did the Lagoon look?
    Almost non-existent without a filter. With my nebular filter it was there, but far from spectacular.
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    Default Re: 13.4.19 0100-0500 cdst

    Quote Originally Posted by jcj380 View Post
    Almost non-existent without a filter. With my nebular filter it was there, but far from spectacular.
    What about Trifid? Did you resolve the dark bands?

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    Default Re: 13.4.19 0100-0500 cdst

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigzmey View Post
    What about Trifid? Did you resolve the dark bands?
    No. It was just a small, faint bit of nebulosity even with averted vision. My shortest EP is 6mm, so I can't get higher than 100x; not sure what mag I'd need to bring out the bands.

    I am going to try again from a dark(er) site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrynak View Post
    Great that you are able to use an encoder to convert your TW1 into a push-to. Would like to try one someday.
    It's pricey, but I highly recommend them, especially in heavy LP.
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