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A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
"A republic, if you can keep it." Benjamin Franklin
Quote:Just spotted the New Moon at 5 PM CST. I located it with binoculars, then got positive visual. Without finding it in binoculars first, there is no way I would have found that little sliver visually. Clouds closer to the western horizon were covering the Sun, making for much less glare. There is no doubt this a record for me.I am seeing a discrepancy between SkySafari and VMS. SkySafari gives the age at 1.8 days, while VMS indicates 1.4 days.Just got another visual at 5:25 PM CST. Very cool!
Orion XT8i Dob
9x50 RACI Finder TELRAD Reflex Sight
Agena SWA 38mm 70 FOV 2" EP
Orion 25+10mm Sirius Plossl 52 FOV EP
ES 82* 11mm, 18mm 2" ES 68* 24mm
6mm, 25mm Ortho. EP
Televue 3X Barlow
Filters Baader Continuum, UV/IF cut, Lumicon UHC, DGM OIII.
SkySafari T-Ring and Adaptor for Olympus E-510 Oly sz-14 SteadyPix Deluxe iOptron SkyTracker 7.7lb Electro Dot Sight RD400X
Scopes: CPC8, TV85+Voyager Binos: 40-70mm, GT80mm~45deg
"We live in the sky, not under it." John Tyndall
Criterion RV-6 (1977)
Astro-Tech AT-10D (2011)
I don't buy scopes often