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Re: Messier 70

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Graeme1858 wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:46 am Congratulations Mike on achieving the Messier 70 target views.

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Re: Messier 35

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Mike Q wrote: Tue May 21, 2024 1:06 am M11...still don't see a duck.
Looks like a wedge of pie to me.
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Re: Messier 35

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pakarinen wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 12:34 pm
Mike Q wrote: Tue May 21, 2024 1:06 am M11...still don't see a duck.
Looks like a wedge of pie to me.

I have seen it called the salt and pepper cluster before, i think i can get on board with that name.
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Re: Messier 35

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If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck then it is a duck. :icon-smile:
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Re: Messier 35

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helicon wrote: Sun Jun 30, 2024 1:02 pm If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck then it is a duck. :icon-smile:
It doesnt look like a duck to me. I just dont see it lol
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Re: Messier 70

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6 July 2024. Scopes used XX16G and Meade 10 inch SCT. The eyepieces used were bit of this and that. Open clusters were observed using an ES 30/82 in the 16 inch and a Meade 56mm in the SCT. Start time was about 2215 and ending around 0030 this morning.

Three that i had hoped to bag are now blocked by trees, so M91, 52 and M105....i will catch you later.

M39 open cluster. This is just a nice open cluster.
M62 glob, nice and bright but not exactly round.
M23 open cluster. This is a pretty cluster, especially in the 16.
M16 The Eagle Nebula. An Oiii filter really brings up the nebulocity.
M18 open cluster...kinda a meh cluster for me.
M24 Sagittarius Star Cloud. What a mess of stars. Interesting but i think that is a one and done object.
M21 open cluster, there is a "circle" of stars that show up very well in the 16.
M20 the Triffid an Oiii brings up the nebulocity nicely.
M8 The Lagoon, good with no filter outstanding with a Oiii.
M25 open cluster, nicest cluster of the evening with the bright stars scattered around it.

With these 10 that gets me to 82 of 110.
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Re: Messier 35

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Another fine group of Ms to add to your list Mike.

Have you seen The TSS DSO Challenge Targets for July? They include three from your first trip out last November.
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Re: Messier 35

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Graeme1858 wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:23 pm Another fine group of Ms to add to your list Mike.

Have you seen The TSS DSO Challenge Targets for July? They include three from your first trip out last November.
Slowly but surely i am gaining on it. I have not had a chance to check the DSO challange yet but i will.

And may i add a bit of congratulations to Sir Lewis Hamilton for hanging onto the win of the British Grand Prix. That was a pretty good show
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Mike Q wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:33 pm And may i add a bit of congratulations to Sir Lewis Hamilton for hanging onto the win of the British Grand Prix. That was a pretty good show

The boy done good! It's been a while since he won anything too!
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Re: Messier 35

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Graeme1858 wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:46 pm
Mike Q wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 4:33 pm And may i add a bit of congratulations to Sir Lewis Hamilton for hanging onto the win of the British Grand Prix. That was a pretty good show

The boy done good! It's been a while since he won anything too!
I will be the first to admit i am firmly in the anybody but Hamilton group lol, but good strateg, a lot of patience a good decision making won him the race
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Re: Messier 35

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Well done on your latest M collection Mike. Oh, by the way, the thing with Messier 11 and the name "Wild Duck Cluster" is that its brightest stars form a bit of a wedge shape, thus bringing to mind a flock of ducks - at least to some I guess. I find the vast majority of object nicknames are not so obvious and sometimes nonsensical. Perhaps they are obvious to some, but what one sees is a very personal thing in the majority of cases. I would have to agree though that the other nickname "Scutum Salt-n-Pepper" is more readily apparent to the eye.
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Re: Messier 35

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kt4hx wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 2:19 am Well done on your latest M collection Mike. Oh, by the way, the thing with Messier 11 and the name "Wild Duck Cluster" is that its brightest stars form a bit of a wedge shape, thus bringing to mind a flock of ducks - at least to some I guess. I find the vast majority of object nicknames are not so obvious and sometimes nonsensical. Perhaps they are obvious to some, but what one sees is a very personal thing in the majority of cases. I would have to agree though that the other nickname "Scutum Salt-n-Pepper" is more readily apparent to the eye.

I am of the mind that whoever gave the names to some of these things was on a diet of psychedelic mushrooms and was listening to Pink Floyd
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Mike Q wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 8:48 am was on a diet of psychedelic mushrooms and was listening to Pink Floyd
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