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Jewels In Dark Settings, Two By Two

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#1 mloffland

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:48 AM

Jewels In Dark Settings, Two By Two

#2 mathteacher

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 01:49 PM

Thanks for the article. I'm a fan of double star observing and I hope it becomes more popular.

Regarding Zeta Cancri, the two closer companions look like a peanut at 225x in my 4" refractor, and the split is visible at 300x in my 6" refractor. I had good seeing conditions for these observations.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 05:33 PM

A fine article Tom, thank you! :bow:

#4 J_D_Metzger

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 10:51 AM

Hi Tom,

A fine article, very poetic.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:14 PM

Hi Tom,
Thanks for the beautifully written report. I especially enjoyed reading about your lost sense of time while observing. It's reassuring to know I'm not the only one when I look at my watch and wonder how it could possibly be 3am.

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Posted 15 May 2009 - 05:51 PM

Thanks for the comments.

It's good to know I managed to express, on some level at least, how the timelessness of the observing experience sometimes feels. It's an odd sensation, and yet a curiously refreshing one.


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