Patience pays off

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Patience pays off
Posted by SWA Pilot on Saturday, February 08, 2014 10:00 PM

Finally a clear night in North Texas (aka God's country) and the moon is out like a beacon.  Took out the Oberwerk BT70s anyway and I was patient.  Big victory dance night.  I found NGC 2362, h3945 (aka 145 Canis Majoris) and M93.  h3945 was beautiful and I could just make out the orange and blue of the the double stars.  The heavens are breath taking!!

Well boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower why we'd need sleigh bells on this thing...

 

Canon 10x30mm Image Stabilized, Celestron Cavalry 15x70mm, Oberwerk BT70, Oberwerk 25x100mm Deluxe, and Steiner 10x50mm binoculars

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Monday, February 10, 2014 2:36 AM

h3945 is one of the most colorful binary stars in the sky and is one of my favorites.  It's been called the Winter Albireo.

http://www.theskyscrapers.org/h-3945-canis-majoris

http://astrobob.areavoices.com/tag/h3945/

Dave Mitsky

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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