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    Default Anyone else excited about galaxy season?



    This is a screen shot of the Virgo galaxy region if I set Sky Safari to show most DSOs, not just best known CD9801C0-C25C-4471-A5A0-017560F6D07B.jpeg
    Just fun to think about how much is out there. Yes, I’m aware I won’t see them all in an 8” dob
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    Default Re: Anyone else excited about galaxy season?

    Trying to be, but I've been largely shut out of it for 2 years in a row.

    And the way this year is starting off, astronomy-wise, I'm not holding out much hope.

    All that said, though, Virgo remains the constellation with the most observed for me. 130 galaxies so far there. Hopefully this year will provide ample opportunity to give in.
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    Default Re: Anyone else excited about galaxy season?

    Not if it's this clouddy....;-(
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    Default Re: Anyone else excited about galaxy season?

    Yes, looking forward to it.
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    Default Re: Anyone else excited about galaxy season?

    Will be my first one, IF it warms up!
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    Default Re: Anyone else excited about galaxy season?

    Yes. I'm still trying to complete the M80 imaging award and capturing a bunch of galaxies will do it. That is if the skies would ever clear up.
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    Default Re: Anyone else excited about galaxy season?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hillrat View Post
    Will be my first one, IF it warms up!
    My first one too, that's why I'm pumped about it. But as everyone said, the clouds don't help
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    Default Re: Anyone else excited about galaxy season?

    What are galaxies?

    My LP infested backyard keeps them well hidden and I miss out all year round.

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    Default Re: Anyone else excited about galaxy season?

    Looking forward to it. Last year was really bad. So far, this year the weather is cooperating.
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    Default Re: Anyone else excited about galaxy season?

    You bet. With 3 scopes to use with my EAA setup no matter how short the time I am going deep this year. Heck I am even going to try it with my SLT & old C90. With my 8" I can see the M's and even things like some of the NGC's, but in my red zone it is limited. I expect to go at least 18 mag. with EAA

    Never have gotten the 3rd member of the triplet, but this year if the clouds allow "its in the bag"
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