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July Observing Report
July 1, 2017 I had been wondering about the odd
Herschel designations for objects in Deep-Sky Planner. Most places
just reference the NGC #. I found informative web page on Herschel
that provided the following explanation.
< http://www.messier.seds.org/xt...
July Observing Report
July Observing Report
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June Observing Report
June 16, 2017 The clearest night in weeks but still hazy and the mosquitoes are thick. At 2107 the temp is 82 F with 75% humidity with no breeze. Two changes since last session; a new HP Omen laptop and an auxiliary dew heater for the ASI071MC-COOL from ...
June Observing Report
June Observing Report
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May 2017 Observing Report
May 1, 2017 Came out around 2130 on a clear warm night. Setup the scope again at prime focus using 4” of focuser rings and both the Lumicon Deep Sky and the Badder UV/IR filters. Used the SharpCap Bhatinov mask focusing aid to bring in the focus @ 35 mm a...
May 2017 Observing Report
May 2017 Observing Report
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April Observing Report
April 6, 2017 A cold front came through yesterday. Last night was clear and dry but tonight is even better EXCEPT for the nearly full moon looming overhead. Came out at 2000. Set up the ASI071MC-COOL at prime focus with the Lumicon DS filter. I was able...
April Observing Report
April Observing Report
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March Observing Report
March 15, 2017 I setup with the same optical train as last time; the VRC 10", with the Mallincam 2” 0.75x Focal Reducer and the ASI071MC-Cool. The 2” Lumicon Deep Sky filter is on the front of the FR. I set the camera cooler to -10C and turned on the dew h...
March Observing Report
March Observing Report
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First light for the ASI071MC-Cool
March 3, 2017 Came out a little after 8 pm on a cool(58 F), dry (40%), and clear night. First order of business is to test my Mallincam and ensure it is working. Then I'll hook up the new camera and give it a whirl. I hooked everything up and the Mallinca...
First light for the ASI071MC-Cool
First light for the ASI071MC-Cool
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New Camera !!
I've had my Mallincam Extreme II for nearly 5 years and it has provided me many fantastic views of the universe.  Without it I probably would not still be interested in astronomy as viewing faint, colorless, fuzzy patches through an eyepiece is not very int...
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February 2017 Observing Report
Feb 16, 2017 Has been quite cloudy and stormy of late so I haven't been able to view. This is a work night but this weekend is not projected to offer good weather and tonight does, so here I am. It is cold and dry with temps in the upper 40s and humidity ...
February 2017 Observing Report
February 2017 Observing Report
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January Observing Report
Jan 7, 2017 First observing session of 2017 on a very cold (34 F at 1900 ) and clear night. Will see how long I can last in the sub-freezing temps forecast for tonight. I logged into the Gemini with the web browser before plugging in the Mallincam and I app...
January Observing Report
January Observing Report
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November - December Observing Report
Nov 19 2016      First night out since the DSSG. A cold clear night with low humidity. At 9:23 pm it is 54 F with 55% humidity, dew point 38 F, breeze out of the NNE ~ 4 mph. I had the mount on the pier but I had to polar align the mount and then install...
November - December Observing Report
November - December Observing Report
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