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Last night the moon was out by 9:45 PM but it didn't stop from me from checking in on the globulars M3 and M13 (both well seen). For M3, the sky was not quite dark. 20 minutes later and I had an excellent view of M13 at 135x and 220x in the Dob. Achieved complete resolution at the higher powers.

Getting up at 4:30 I checked out clusters in Cassiopeia, Cygnus, M27, M56 and NGC 6826 (the Blinking planetary) and a few other objects including the Double Cluster, which was rising. By 5:10 the sky was lightening, so it was back inside for a morning espresso.
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An evening session followed by a morning session! That's good going Michael.

The Blinking Planetary is a new one on me.

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Graeme1858 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:31 pm
An evening session followed by a morning session! That's good going Michael.

The Blinking Planetary is a new one on me.

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It's a cutie. I also viewed it recently. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_6826
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That's facinating. And tiny at 27" X 24"!

Thanks

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Some quality time there Michael!
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Very nice twofer Michael! Gonna try the blinking planetary with my 50/60mm scopes. Couldn't see M56 with the 50mm last night.
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Absolutely! Really nice double session Michael!
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Haven't done the "get up before dawn" thing yet. Nice work.
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Nice. Sounds like a good night. And you beat June gloom!
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Very nice and satisfying double session.
Thanks!
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Good for you Michael; early to bed and early to rise! Good viewing sessions, must check this "blinking planetary" out one day.

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Thefatkitty wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:15 am
Good for you Michael; early to bed and early to rise! Good viewing sessions, must check this "blinking planetary" out one day.

All the best,
Nice session, I expect after a double session it was a double espresso?
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Thanks all. With regard to getting up early it's not that hard if folks are setting off cherry bombs at night down in the urban area below where I live. About every half hour you hear one of these explosions - BOOM! It's been going on for a couple of weeks, part of the general unrest I suppose.
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helicon wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:56 pm
Thanks all. With regard to getting up early it's not that hard if folks are setting off cherry bombs at night down in the urban area below where I live. About every half hour you hear one of these explosions - BOOM! It's been going on for a couple of weeks, part of the general unrest I suppose.
There was an article recently that police in major cities (Boston, NYC, etc.) have responded to significantly more fireworks calls than last year - and that was in MAY. I want to say the number was over 10,000x more in some places, but I could be wrong about that.
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