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#76 Sarkikos

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

The Milky Way, M31, M32, M110. Then M51 and its companion, IIRC.

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 02:48 PM

Actually was just a couple of years ago...the Andromeda Galaxy core with an old 13mmT1 Nagler, I then backed off to my widest fov eyepiece at the time...the ES82 24mm....and still couldn't fit it all in. But I still won't forget the view....

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:41 PM

m51 whirlpool galaxy in ursa major.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 06:02 PM

M31 the andromeda galaxy

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 08:24 AM

M31

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Posted 15 September 2013 - 11:20 AM

M31 here too, after that M51 and M81 & M82 which blew me away.

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Posted 17 September 2013 - 08:07 PM

M 31 and with, some difficulty, M 33 the same night with 7x 50 binos. That was when I first started observing. This was my first great thrill in this and really got me started.

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Posted 21 September 2013 - 02:27 AM

M31, naked eye about 12-13 years old at Emerald Bay Boy Scout camp on Catalina Island. This would have been '63-'64. None of us knew anything but a couple of my friends saw it too. It wasn't until much later that I learned what we'd seen.

It's still naked eye in these parts on moonless nights.






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