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Mircea Pteancu
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Mix , observatii si ATM / Miscellaneous , observations and ATM
10 April 2017: I observed  the Moon with the 90x600mm refractor  with  magnifications from 24x / Plossl 25mm to 100x / Baader 6mm. I used Moon & Skyglow filter as well as colored ones : green, yellow, red and blue. The best results I got were with  the red ...

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Lunar Fantasy -a study in pixels


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Messier 61 /NGC 4303
Messier 61 is a barred galaxy , part of the Virgo  Cluster. To find M 61 we may start at Porrima /Gamma Virginis , itself a beautiful double star worth of close examination. From Porrima we should navigate toward West to the next naked eyes bright star Zani...

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Enigma din R Crateris / The R Crateris riddle
The telescope I'm  using most often is pretty  old at 20
years  but not a ''classic'' because it is home made. It is a Dobsonian with a 125mm F/7 very good primary mirror made by late Gavril Beches. Currently the monting is under refurbishment ,some parts g...

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Observatii din primavara lui 2017/Observations Spring 2017-Part III
The Moon and Jupiter on the Eastern sky on March 30.  Jupiter,the same evening ,  in the constellation Virgo at end of March,as  recorded by the Coolpix S3300 camera , between Spica and Theta Vir. On 10 of April I was taking - at least I was trying - afocal...

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Observatii Ianuarie-Martie 2017/Observations January-March 2017-Part II
Observations January-March 2017- P II The Moon on 10 February through the lens of Coolpix S 3300 , mounted on a Velbon tripod. Afocal pictures on 23 February 2017  : TS 100mm F/14 Maksutov - Cassegrainian at 56x / Sirius Plossl 25mm ,Coolpix S3300 , DIY pip...

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Observatii Ianuarie-Martie 2017 /Observations January-March 2017
Observatii Ianuarie -Martie 2017 Conjunction of Mars and Neptune as seen on January 2 through my 125mm F/7 Newtonian at 173x/Vixen 5mm orthoscopic ocular. Neptun and Mars / 2 January 2017 Conjunction of Moon and Aldebaran on 9 January 2017 A somewhat closer...

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Moon , Mars and Venus at start of 2017
MOON, MARS AND VENUS AT START OF 2017 On January 2 the Moon ,Mars and Venus were visible at South-West in the evening hours.    The Moon was that night three days old.                                                                               Of course ,...

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Some more observations of December 2016/Alte observatii din Decembrie 2016
All visual observations were made with naked eyes and the Fujinon Mariner 7x50mm WPC-XL binocular.                                                    All pictures were taken  with Nikon  Coolpix S3300 compact camera mounted on modified Velbon tripod.       ...

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Moon , Venus , Mars , contrails
Planes flying high receive sunlight when the world bellow is already in darkness. We see this in the color of the contrails in the dusk of  18 November 2016. At South West the planet Venus was shining very bright.                                            ...
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