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    Default Monday Jan 30 Viewing



    Hello All

    Finally had a window of opportunity to take the scope out (2nd time) on Monday. Excellent views of Venus and a crescent moon that surprised me with how bright it was (just tolerable to look at). However, the thing that impressed me the most was looking at Pleiades. It was barely visible to the naked eye but through the scope I was blown away at just how many stars were revealed. I never thought I would be able to see so much given the light pollution in my area. My sons were also suitably impressed and we all can't wait until our next opportunity.

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    Default Re: Monday Jan 30 Viewing

    Thanks for the great report! Next time you're out, take a look at the Orion Nebula in the Sword of Orion. It looks like a little fuzzy patch to the naked eye, but looks awesome in a telescope.

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    Default Re: Monday Jan 30 Viewing

    Glad to hear that you had good skies for your second observing session. Great report! Orion is a good choice for this time of year as in addition to the amazing nebula there are some nice double stars and a star cluster to observe in the vicinity of Orion's sword. If you are up late check out Jupiter and its 4 major moons, as well as Saturn if you are an early riser and have an unobstructed view of the eastern horizon.

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    Default Re: Monday Jan 30 Viewing

    Congrats on your 2nd light! It just gets better and better each time you get the scope out. Wishing you many clear nights soon!
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    Congratulations on another great night out!

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    I will add a vote for M42, great target to really wet your appetites!

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