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From a dark site and a red zone (M34 & Hartley 2)

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#1 FrenchStar

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 10:33 AM

I did two sketches las week. The first one M34, was done during my firts trip to a dark site. I wasn't planing to sketch anything, but at 1 AM, I got the urge to do it. It was quite cold and I was quite tired (I drove 250 miles to get there and 250 more to come back!)

OBJECT: M34
DATE: October 4th 2010
TIME: 1 am
PLACE: Réserve faunique de la Vérandrye
INSTRUMENT : Celestron Nexstar 8SE
EYEPIECE: Pentax 20mm (100X)
TRANSPARENCY: Good
SEING: Average

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The second sketch I did from home on the 5th mostly to confirm the position of Hartley 2. It's my first "fuzzy" so bear with me on this one...


OBJECT: Hartley 2
DATE: October 5th 2010
TIME: 11 pm
PLACE: St-Hyacinthe, Québec
INSTRUMENT : Celestron Nexstar 8SE
EYEPIECE: Pentax 20mm (100X)
TRANSPARENCY: Average
SEING: Average

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:59 AM

Excellent observations of M34 and Comet Hartley. I hope that they made your trip worthwhile. Thank you for sharing them with us all.

Carlos

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Posted 09 October 2010 - 11:54 PM

Travels worthwhile, very nice sketches.
Thanks for posting these fine sketches.

Frank :)


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