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08/16/08
A Few Minutes
Filed under: Astronomy
Posted by: Lloyd @ 7:56 pm

Before the full moon got too high I wanted to get a little observing in.  It had been a very rainy week.  I started up the scope at 8:37 and synced up on Arcturus using the 5mm reticle.  I then switched to the Nagler 17mm and slewed to M13.  While not centered it was in the field of view.  Using adverted vision I saw many pinpoint stars.  Because I wanted to stay on the same side of the meridian I then targeted M92.  It’s smaller then M13 but gives a nice view.  The moon was getting higher so I thought I would get in one more Messier.  I chose M14 which I had never tried before.  Luckily it was in the FOV but was very faint.

I was very pleased to get 3 targets in 3 attempts.  Using the LXD75 mount you never know what you end of with.

 

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