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April 03, 2008

More observations with 120ST and "Contellation View"

April 3, 2008 - 3:15 am - 5:30 am - T4-5, S3 This was a wonderful, refreshing session, though cold got to my hands once ina while. What I did most of the time was play with the Orion...
Posted by Greg Stone at 04:42 AM
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March 27, 2008

From Earth to the Virgo Cluster

March 26, 2008 - 8-11:30 pm - T3-4/S3 In the space of a few hours, Jim, Donna, and I went from observing one of our closest space objects - the International Space Station and its cargo vessel, Jules Verne...
Posted by Greg Stone at 04:56 AM
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March 03, 2008

Galaxy Games II - to see more, use less - and tread in the footsteps of Messier

March 3, 2008 - 3:30 am - 5:30 am - 26F -T4S3 Where the heck have I been? I'm not sure. In the Virgo cluster, yes. Down Macharian's Chain? Probably. M87? Maybe. I have three pages of rough sketches...
Posted by Greg Stone at 05:26 AM
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March 02, 2008

Galaxy games

March 1, 2008 - three good hours of observing Here's the bottom line: With my skies (mag 5.5) and an 80mm ED refractor with a 24mm Hyperion eyepiece in it I can observe galaxies out to about 20 million light...
Posted by Greg Stone at 02:18 AM
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February 29, 2008

Pulling Markarian's chain - and mine!

February 28, 2008 - morning and evening sessions It isn't fair to even try to write about something like this. It's a puzzle to me why I haven't been here more often. This may be only my second visit in...
Posted by Greg Stone at 06:46 AM
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January 24, 2008

Clusters, Comet Tuttle, and NexStar mount

January 3, 2008 - evening - Transparency excellent, seeing average - 13 degrees - Started out by using the Orion 80EDon the NexStar mount. It has an altitude limit of about 60 degrees which I ste on th emount. If...
Posted by Greg Stone at 08:19 AM
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