XT12 Classic Dob CR150HD refractor on Atlas mount 120ST refractor PST solar scope Orion 9x63 binos
Clear skies / "Bright skies aren't empty skies" (James Mallaney)
My best solar system sketches / My deep sky sketches
Michael Rosolina Celestron CGE Pro 1400 f/11 SCT 1980 Orange Tube C8 f/10 SCT 108mm f/4.2 Astroscan Reflector 50mm f/10 Galileoscope 40mm PST f/10 APM Germany HD 15x70 binoculars Canon 12x36 IS II binoculars Mark I Eyeball My CN Gallery
Quote:Hi all,Tonight's close encounter of Comet Lemmon and 47 Tuc was an opportunity that couldn't go by unviewed. I'm sure that the photophiles will be busy tonight too...Not only was the comet brighter than I saw last week, but its tail was also easier to tease out. It's a long thin ribbon that extends out from the nucleus, the coma and hydrogen cloud giving the comet a big 'head'.
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Mark Seibold, Artist-Photographer-University Instructor-Lecturer, Record holder for most sketch awards and un-broken record over the astro-photographers for over five years
André Vaillancourt Visual observer only since 1974 Skyshed POD / C14 HD 355/3910mm / CGE pro Lunt LS152 152/900mm solar / CGEM DX Celestron C80 80/600mm LS50Ha solar filter Ile Perrot, Québec, Canada / 53 years old / red zone SQM 19