2nd session after the moon set

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  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: North Carolina east coast USA
2nd session after the moon set
Posted by stepping beyond on Friday, October 11, 2013 9:36 AM

It was after midnight , I couldn't sleep. What better to do than view.I went back tio my friends  OC and GC in Sagittarius and "Wow"m25 was really bright open cluster of stars, I'd already forgot how beautiful this cluster is.I dropped straight down in alt.  and there was an awesome view of m22 , so bright in the core and it was like it was alive, when I put a 4mm ep in the focuser "POW" in my face. I had to put my 3-6mm zoom in and check this glob out, I'll say that was the best view of this cluster to date and it's in my book. The sparkling twilights leading to the ambient core is something to see when you can draw it in and then slowly out to get that" leaving you feeling." it's an awesome experience That just made my night "Clusters are sooooo coooool".

Tags: OC and GC
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    March, 2009
Posted by pastorg on Friday, October 11, 2013 7:19 PM

Glad you were able to have a good night of viewing.  I too love observing globulars and open clusters.  I attempted some observing last night with my Z12 but had a continuing battle with dew so I had to cut my observing time short.

Clear skies!

pastorg

Zhumell Z12 Dob, Celestron Omni XLT 102mm refractor on CG-4 Mount,  Meade AZ70 refractor, Celestron Ultima 2X Barlow 1.25, Telrad with 4 3/8 Riser, Zhumell Skyglow Filter, Zhumell OIII Filter, Baader UHC-S Filter, Meade ND96 Moon Filter, Baader Planetarium Hyperion 21mm, 13mm, 8mm and 5mm eyepieces, Meade 9mm and 25mm Plossls, Zhumell 9mm Plossl and 2 inch 30mm SWA,  6mm Orion Expanse and Pentax 10 x 50 PCF WP ll Binos

  • Member since
    April, 2012
  • From: North Carolina east coast USA
Posted by stepping beyond on Friday, October 11, 2013 7:55 PM

You need a dew sweater my friend, The Z10 sat out for 7 hrs. and it was moist but, not wet and dripping. I use a plastic laundry liner w/ 3 holes the size of a nickel in the bottom that I place over the opening of he scope when I'm taking my bresaks. I also stand it up almost straight when not in use while it's sitting out. It really limits the dew from collecting on the OTA .

Tags: Dew Sweater

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