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#1 Bonco

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

Got my trusty 1960 RV6 out with skies at about 7 Pickering. 32 Orionis was difficult but doable at 250X, more like an elongation than a split, but it was obvious where the dimmer star was.
52 Orionis, a perfect split with a thin black line between the two at 250X.
Eta was beautiful and easy, same for Alnitak

E and F of the Trapezium were tough with in and out visibility. Because of that I didn't wait for Sirius and the pup to clear the trees as I don't think the seeing would have allowed a view. Was a good night tho in Orion.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 02:49 AM

Sounds like a good night. Those are some cool doubles.






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