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    Default Some great viewing last night



    Second night out with out new ES ED102CF and after some time with an old favorite the moon the night before, last night I set changed the mount from Az to EQ mode (mount is an AZ-EQ6 GT) to see how what viewing differences there were.

    I used the "aluminium bar" method to polar align to the SCP and then slewed and sync'd in Stellerium to four or five stars, which really helped Stellarium to centre.

    Even with the moon waxing gibbeous and really bright in the night sky, the scope didn't disappoint. I live in a standard suburban LP environment and still managed to view:
    1. 47 Tucanae (NGC 104) (faint and cloudy - would have been superb but for the moon glare)
    2. Orion Nebula (always a favourite)
    3. Betelgeuse (seeings how I was looking in that part of the sky anyway).
    4. Beta1 Tucanae (crystal clear double star)


    There were a few others as well (I can't remember which so would rather not add than guess).

    All in all a lovely night out under the stars.
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    Default Re: Some great viewing last night

    Thank you for the post. I really like that telescope.
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    Default Re: Some great viewing last night

    Good to hear that you are getting your scope out under the stars!
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    Default Re: Some great viewing last night

    Congratulations on a great night of viewing!
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    Default Re: Some great viewing last night

    Pretty darn cool, Pete! Man, I'd love to get a gander at 47 Tuc!

    Thanks for sharing the experience with us!
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    Default Re: Some great viewing last night

    Very nice session!

    I always enjoy looking at TUC47, to my dodgy old eye it always has a slightly yellow tinge to it in the eyepiece, not sure why but it does.
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    Default Re: Some great viewing last night

    Nice night out Pete, some real good catches there...hope you can get out again soon!
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