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Quote:I'm getting told that faint dwarf gxy Leo I just north of Regulus is not a visual target but that can't be true.
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Quote:There was a thread not too long ago where Leo I was discussed. I've observed it from dark sites a number of times through several different telescopes. I've also seen Leo II but it was a far more difficult target. Dave Mitsky+
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Quote:Quote:There was a thread not too long ago where Leo I was discussed. I've observed it from dark sites a number of times through several different telescopes. I've also seen Leo II but it was a far more difficult target. Dave Mitsky+ Thanks Dave - it's here - did a search but didn't find it hence my duplication with this thread. But I'll now try for Leo II and III - couldn't find Leo IV in Megastar
Quote:Jason, where are you observing at in the Chiricahua Mts?
Quote:Quote:Jason, where are you observing at in the Chiricahua Mts? Edward,I typically setup a few miles into the Coronado National Forest off of 42. There is a large open clearing with large concrete slabs that is nice. It is around 6k feet if I recall. Not the best view to the horizon but perfect for imaging.If I'm only observing I will setup in the Echo Canyon parking lot in the Chiricahua National Monument. That's a great location with views all the way to the horizon for darn near 360 degrees.I have been trying to make it to a TAAA meeting but my schedule has not cooperated. The resources available to the club members is very impressive. I emailed a club officier some time ago but never got a response.Clear Skies,Jason
Quote:Sorry to hear that the Club's officer did not respond to your request. They are usually very good on following up on request for info. What info are you needing? I might know the answer or can direct someone to you.
Quote: From Michigan to the Chiricahuas....
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Quote:Third try tonight folks and I did see Leo I! It 'blinked' but I saw it. I ain't going crazy. I saw it.So there!
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Quote:I've seen Leo I several times from Missouri in a "green zone" with 40 inch Dob. I have not seen Leo II, but haven't tried hard.