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Made a start on the LRGB of Bodes and Cigar earlier. Fourth sub on it's way and EKOS crashed.

Got back up and running fairly quickly. 

Hers the first one in after the restart, 3 Mins Lum.

 

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21 minutes ago, MarkAR said:

Made a start on the LRGB of Bodes and Cigar earlier. Fourth sub on it's way and EKOS crashed.

Got back up and running fairly quickly. 

Hers the first one in after the restart, 3 Mins Lum.

 

Screenshot 2021-05-06 at 23.26.01.jpg

Looking good!

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The weather forecast app gave me a green light for tonight so I put my toys outside... let’s see ..

 

I would like to take some pics of the m37 star cluster however I would be happy if I can manage to get any other target 

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39 minutes ago, gabs said:

I would like to take some pics of the m37 star cluster however I would be happy if I can manage to get any other target 

M37 is quite low down, and the light pollution would be horrendous. A better target might be the Beehive cluster, M44. It is in the same general vicinity, but at a higher altitude.

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4 minutes ago, AstronomyUkraine said:

M37 is quite low down, and the light pollution would be horrendous. A better target might be the Beehive cluster, M44. It is in the same general vicinity, but at a higher altitude.

Then I will ask Meade to find it for me . Considering the fence around my garden, houses , street light etc.

I will definitely take a chance on the M44.

 

Thank you so much 

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9 minutes ago, AstronomyUkraine said:

M44 is almost in a due West direction, slightly to the South.

 

RA 08 40.4

Dec 19° 59'

 

 

   

Thank you!

The sky here seems better I hope to have some fun with my telescope tonight. 
gabs

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I think I am getting insane but I definitely saw something not usual tonight after the satellite. Triangle shape and very fast spinning on itself.

I know no one will be believe me but definitely wasn’t a plane or satellite possible some weather balloon! 

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9 hours ago, AstronomyUkraine said:

M44 is almost in a due West direction, slightly to the South.

 

RA 08 40.4

Dec 19° 59'

 

 

   

The M44 unfortunately is just behind my neighbour’s house, the M45 rise early in the morning when it’s already too bright . The M37 is definitely too low from my location. 
Definitely I am not in the right place for star clusters.

 

let’s try again with something else.


go in bed now!

 

gabs

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2 hours ago, gabs said:

Definitely I am not in the right place for star clusters.

 

let’s try again with something else.

 

If your view E/SE is not restricted, you have quite a few good targets to go for. All of them are globular star clusters. M3, M5, M13, M92. M3 has the highest altitude in the early evening, around 10pm.

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26 minutes ago, AstronomyUkraine said:

If your view E/SE is not restricted, you have quite a few good targets to go for. All of them are globular star clusters. M3, M5, M13, M92. M3 has the highest altitude in the early evening, around 10pm.

Thank you! 
I will point my scope in that direction next time. At some point I will manage to see something 🙃

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