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Open clusters March 6, 2010

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#1 Michael & Louise

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 04:15 PM

Went out with the little firstscope again last Saturday under good skies and observed some open cluster. M103 in Cassiopeia was a first time for me and it wasn't too impressive in the 3" but the Double Cluster in Perseus was. I sketched them at 15X and 75X. NGC 869 seemed to have two concentrations of stars at 75X and looked more impressive to me than NGC 884.

The Pleiades were also sketched at 15X and they are truly beautiful in this scope. They were also the highlight of the evening for our daughter.

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M103 - 3" Dob at 15X

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NGC 869 and NGC 884 - 3" Dob at 15X and 75X

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Pleiades - 3" dob at 15X

#2 ladip63

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Posted 09 March 2010 - 05:55 PM

Looks real good. You did still get a lot of detail, nice job:D :bow: :goodjob:
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Posted 09 March 2010 - 10:49 PM

Louise and Michael,

Very nice work and I enjoyed looking through your website. Nicely done and thank you for sharing these.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:35 AM

Louise and Michael,

Joyful sketching for both of you. :cool: :rainbow: :jump:

Frank :)

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:38 PM

Louise and Michael,

An excellent set of open cluster observations. The objects observed are always favorites of all observers. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

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#6 Michael & Louise

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:40 PM

Thank you all for the kind words. :)






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