Category: Deepsky log

Friday, October 08, 2004
Some great doubles revisited

On the night of September 3rd I revisited some double stars in Lyra with the TAL 200K. I started about 22.00 hours UT With the famous Double Double, Epsilon 1 and Epsilon 2 Lyrae. With the 32mm plossl (62x) Epsilon 1 and 2 where clearly split as a double star, but

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Monday, October 04, 2004
Two "stick men" and some other beautiful deepsky objects

On August the 21st I observed some deepsky objects with the 15x80 Vixen and the Sky Window. The objects I observed where Mu Cephei, M 52, NGC 7789, NGC 457, Stock 2 and The double cluster in Perseus.

Mu Cephei
I started with Mu Cephei, Herschel’s Garnet Star. After searching for half an hour I finally found it, using a printed star chart from TheSky. As you can see on the image below, Mu Cephei lies

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Sunday, July 11, 2004
Red necked Emu: First light TAL 100 RS

Last night my new telescope, the TAL 100 RS, a four inch refractor (achromatic) got its first light. I mounted the tube (4.4 kg) on the EQ 6 and started with Vega. I immediately noticed a few differences with my TAL 200K. The field of view is twice as wide with the 100RS. My 200K has a ......follow this link to read the full story

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Sunday, July 04, 2004
Starhopping Lyra

Last night I observed some interesting double stars, an open cluster and a planetary nebula with my 15x80 binoculars and the Sky-window. All objects are situated in Lyra. I started around 22.00 hours 22 and ended the session around 23:45 UT. I used the SkyAtlas 2000 to locate the objects.

I started my observing session around 22:10 UT with .....follow this link to read the full story

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Friday, June 25, 2004
Stock 1 and The Coathanger

Last night I observed two interesting open clusters with the 15x80 binoculars and the Sky Window. At 21.48 UT when I started my observing session, it wasn’t really dark yet, but Collinder 399, also known as “The Coathanger”, was already easy to detect. This fine open cluster in Vulpecala contains .......follow this link to read the full story

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004
Observing report NEAT Q4 and deepsky

Tonight I observed together with Leo, a fellow observer who lives just down the road. We used the my Vixen 15 x 80 binoculars mounted on the Sky Window and his 8-inch f/4 Vixen R 2200SS newtonian mounted on an equatorial mount from Lichtenknecker Optics. We started our session around 20.30 hrs UT and ended at 23.30 hrs UT.

1. NEAT C/2001 Q4

I started with comet NEAT C/2001 Q4. At 20.45 I centred the big binoculars

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Saturday, March 27, 2004
Deepsky with a 12 inch dob

Last night I observed a few deepsky objects with a fellow observer, Joop Wiersma, using his 12-inch f /4 Orion Optics UK Newton on a home-build Dobson mount. The conditions where terrible. We had sky-glow right into the zenith, due to the moist atmosphere.  We still enjoyed viewing some deep sky objects from

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Monday, February 23, 2004
Deep sky observing report 21-02-2004 : M 44 in Cancer

Sunday night, I observed M 44 from my own backyard, using 15x80 binoculars, mounted on the sky window. This is a true binocular object. The conditions where good (for two hours). I could see all the ........... follow this link to read the full story

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