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    Default Cel 12x60's Quick night in the cold



    Knowing that it would be cold out tonight, 26 F degrees, I felt sure that this session was going to be very short. I didn't even waste time with Mars. I quickly scanned through my favorites starting with beautiful M45. With the glow from a near by ball field, I could not see any nebulocity. Next a quick bounce on the bull to Alderbaran and Hyades. Next it was off to Persues and Cassiopeia. Here I glanced at the double cluster and then settled to the real gem of the night NCG 281. I had somehow forgotten about this fuzzy in the sky. I will have to come back and put my scope on this bright little packman. All this in 20 minutes. It was cold. What can I say.

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    Default Re: Cel 12x60's Quick night in the cold

    It may have been short, but in my opinion, it was time well spent. We've been in the clouds for so long here, I'd pay for 20 minutes of clear skies. Thanks for your report.
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    Default Re: Cel 12x60's Quick night in the cold

    Sounds like a great session. I’m surprised you could see the Pac-Man! I’ve never actually tried, I always assumed it was too spread out and low surface brightness for my sky.
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