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    Default I Saw the Milk in the Milky Way



    Was about to go to bed (get up at 5am for work), when the wife said the skies are clear. I had given up checking, since October, nice clear day misted over at night.

    Got the ST80 out the Moinfrotto tripod. Went to get the 21mm eyepiece and looked up.................. THE Milky Way. Not full white, but white.

    Sat down and just admired. Left the scope where it was.

    Called the wife to come look. She usually does not but tonight she did. Fetched the Binos (and a Whiskey) and just scanned the sky. LMG was visible naked eye. Orion naturally. The wife saw a nebulae with the binos.

    Sat for about an hour just looking. No scope, just eyes and an occasional bino.


    One of the best viewing sessions I have had.

    ps: Sorry for the incoherent report but it was great for me.
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    Default Re: I Saw the Milk in the Milky Way

    Sounds amazing, Philip. When the sky presents in such a manner, all you can do is sit in awe of the visage.
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    Default Re: I Saw the Milk in the Milky Way

    Quote Originally Posted by Slabs1960 View Post
    ps: Sorry for the incoherent report but it was great for me.
    I have been observing on and off for 40 years and sometimes I still just sit there forget the scope and stare up So I get exactly what you are talking about, along with most of the forum I would suggest
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    Default Re: I Saw the Milk in the Milky Way

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Sounds amazing, Philip. When the sky presents in such a manner, all you can do is sit in awe of the visage.
    So true.

    Orion was high up. Saw the Pleiades, and a few clusters (naked eye)

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    My sky tonight (Stellarium).

    But...............Milky way White..
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    Default Re: I Saw the Milk in the Milky Way

    Sounds like an unforgettable session, Philip!

    Thanks for sharing your report.
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