Galileo Posted April 4, 2022 Share Posted April 4, 2022 I had the pleasure to meet members of Wolverhampton A.S. my new astro society at the weekend where we were lucky to have a couple of clear nights. I did my usual imaging but the best part of the weekend for me was sharing some time with Richard a visual astronomer. He used a big dob without any goto capabilities and I was astounded how he could find almost any object by star hopping and some good old fashioned star charts, his knowledge of the sky was amazing and he kept a record of all his observations. Most of the time galaxies were merely smudges but to actually see them with my own eyes holds a unique attraction and made me realise that I missed visual and decide to do some myself. I saw ;- M42 Leo triplet Owl nebula and M106 M51 M81 and M82 So thank you Richard for that experience. Also it was -6c that night and we managed to trip out the electric about midnight because wee all had heaters going so it was quite an uncomfortable night after that! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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