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    Very nice Wayne. I have observed IC 2602 numerous times with the 80mm and it is a wonderful cluster for binoculars and small scopes. Also easily found with the naked eye thanks to Theta Carinae. NGC 6362 is a fine globular and you did a great job of capturing its essence - much better than my view in the 80mm. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KT4HX View Post
    Very nice Wayne. I have observed IC 2602 numerous times with the 80mm and it is a wonderful cluster for binoculars and small scopes. Also easily found with the naked eye thanks to Theta Carinae. NGC 6362 is a fine globular and you did a great job of capturing its essence - much better than my view in the 80mm. Well done.
    Thanks Alan, A little bit easier to view from here. I was actually just reading your reports, I have been missing in action for a while due to a heavy workload.
    Congrats on Microscopium, it passes directly overhead in the early hours at the moment.Following your thread is giving me plenty of interesting targets.
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    Hi all,
    after an extended break from viewing, I set up last night for a couple of hours to go on a sky safari through the Eastern sky. This time of
    year we have Pleiades, Orion through to Canis Major all rising in the east. Needless to say a smorgasbord of objects to surf through.
    The objective of the night was to start noting down some targets to continue with my S40 sketching.
    It was great to revisit some old favorites that have been hiding through the winter months. After wrapping up the session I was going through
    my sketches and happen to come across NGC 6025 open cluster in Triangulum Australe that I'd sketched back in June and forgot to post.
    Also posted is Omega C and NGC 3228 which I've put up before but not added to the S40 Award.
    Anyway, that was my night.

    Cheers,Wayne.
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    Good to see you back at it Wayne!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingclinton View Post
    Good to see you back at it Wayne!
    Thanks Clinton.

    Yeah, I've been out in the scrub for an extended period of time, trying to find some of that shiny metal that drives everybody
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    Nice to get a session in, especially with what's on offer this time of the year.
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    Thanks for the added sketches, Wayne!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon 63 View Post
    Thanks Alan, A little bit easier to view from here. I was actually just reading your reports, I have been missing in action for a while due to a heavy workload.
    Congrats on Microscopium, it passes directly overhead in the early hours at the moment.Following your thread is giving me plenty of interesting targets.
    Thanks Wayne. Sorry I missed this post from earlier, but appreciate your comments. I am quite pleased that I, a mere northerner, could give you some ideas for southern targets!

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    after an extended break from viewing, I set up last night for a couple of hours to go on a sky safari through the Eastern sky. This time of
    year we have Pleiades, Orion through to Canis Major all rising in the east. Needless to say a smorgasbord of objects to surf through.
    The objective of the night was to start noting down some targets to continue with my S40 sketching.
    It was great to revisit some old favorites that have been hiding through the winter months. After wrapping up the session I was going through
    my sketches and happen to come across NGC 6025 open cluster in Triangulum Australe that I'd sketched back in June and forgot to post.
    Also posted is Omega C and NGC 3228 which I've put up before but not added to the S40 Award.
    Anyway, that was my night.

    Cheers,Wayne.
    Well done here Wayne. You brought back some memories for me. I observed NGC 6025 a few times with my 80mm while near the equator and I found it to be a particularly pretty cluster, bright, condensed and well detached. The sketch of NGC 5139 reminds me a lot of my first real view of Omega. That was through my 5 inch from about 19N latitude. It was best described as an explosion of stars! Checking my logs, I see NGC 3228 is something that I should revisit at some point as opportunity permits. I did observe it with 10x50s, where it appeared as a very apparent hazy patch. But I failed to follow up on another night using the 80mm, which would have definitely broken it down better.

    Anyway, great job Wayne and glad to you have up and running again!
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    Nice sketches Wayne and I am glad that you could get back out there and pick up where you left off.
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    It's been a while since I dropped in on the sketching forum. Glad I did. Nice sketches!

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