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#1 Alvin Huey

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:56 AM

...this time with a 48" reflector...

Enjoy! :grin:

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

Amazing work, Alvin.

Do you ever step back and ponder how many objects you guys have seen that no-one else has ever seen?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 10:24 AM

Read with interest. Nicely illustrated! It was interesting to note that you used not only the 6 and 10mm ZAO-IIs (favorites of mine also for high mag) but even an 8mm monocentric (I don't use my 9 mm on deep sky as much).

The "Diamond Gem" is PGC 886902 according to Wikisky. Wikisky generally seems to have the "long" PGC catalog unlike NED (meaning longer catalog numbers beyond the original PGC, unless I am gravely mistaken), but this case of a nice bright 6-digit PGC is sort of egregious.

#4 Alvin Huey

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

Thanks guys.

I've made a few editorial changes and added a couple links. I typed it up at 2AM in the morning and sort of rushed through it making some mistakes along the way. I'm sure that there are still errors in it, but my kids are screaming at me for attention. :)

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

Terrific report :waytogo:

I find it amazing after more than 40 years personally of DSO observing, how far we as observational astronomers have come.

Always a pleasure to read your reports (and books) :)

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

Very cool...but suddenly my huge 12" dob seems depressingly small...

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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:57 AM

Amazing. :cool: :bow:






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