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#1 CarlosEH

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 01:32 PM

I made an observation of the Waning Gibbous Moon (18.8 days old) and the Pleiades (M45) using my Oberwerk 11 x 56 mm binoculars. The Moon and the Pleiades looked spectacular in the binocular field. I hope that others were able to view the event as well.

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#2 ladip63

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 01:50 PM

Great sketch Carlos.
Makes my want to get out and learn how to sketch, but my right wrist is in a brace :( Hopefully at our star party on the 16th I can. :)

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:18 PM

Lynn,

Thank you for the compliment on my Moon and Pleiades observation. The pair was very striking in the binocular field. I hope that your right wrist recovers. Have fun at the Texas Star Party.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 04:38 PM

Thanks Carlos.
I should have made myself clearer. It is our local clubs star party. At Ft. McKavett. I will at the 2010 TSP.
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 07:32 PM

Lynn,

Have fun at both star parties! I looked up your club's site (Fort McKavett, Texas) and that appears to be a very dark site for observing. May you have clear and steady skies.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:06 PM

Carlos,

Wonderfully stunning and nicely done in GIMP.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 09:28 PM

Carlos,

Your binocular sketches of the moon are always a treat to behold. This one that includes the 7 sisters is right up there right up there with your very best. Great sketch. It makes up for the cold rain we are having this night.
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 11:47 PM

Frank and Jay,

Thank you both for the kind compliments on my Moon and Pleiades observation. The pair was very impressive as I noted a good amount of detail over the Moon and faint stars over the Pleiades. I was mesmerized by both objects. I am glad that you both liked the observation. I hope that your weather improves soon in order for you to observe.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 08:42 AM

Hallo Carlos,

what a great sketch,the moon looks so real.I like it very much. :bow:

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 12:31 PM

Markus,

Thank you for the compliment on my Moon and Pleiades conjunction observation. The best of luck in your own observations.

Carlos






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