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TenthEnemy
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Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
M51, 4, 80, and 62 new
      #4568680 - 05/08/11 02:43 AM Attachment (43 downloads)

Here are some binocular observations from May 5.

M51 and its companion were highly visible in the binoculars when they were near zenith. I saw both cores and a larger glow around one of them, no other details were visible.


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TenthEnemy
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Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: M51, 4, 80, and 62 new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4568685 - 05/08/11 02:46 AM Attachment (33 downloads)

After M51 I turned the binoculars on the southern light dome and began scanning for globular clusters. M4 appeared as a large faint glow with two very faint embedded stars.

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TenthEnemy
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Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: M51, 4, 80, and 62 new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4568686 - 05/08/11 02:48 AM Attachment (30 downloads)

M80 was quite the opposite, small and bright.

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TenthEnemy
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Reged: 01/21/08

Loc: Maryland
Re: M51, 4, 80, and 62 new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4568690 - 05/08/11 02:51 AM Attachment (26 downloads)

M62 was nearly identical to M80. The FOV also contained a nice asterism shaped like a music note that reminded me of the "S" in Orion's belt.

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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

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Re: M51, 4, 80, and 62 new [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4569187 - 05/08/11 11:29 AM

TE,

These are very fine sketches of these targets.
Thanks for posting.

Frank


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Jef De Wit
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Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: M51, 4, 80, and 62 new [Re: frank5817]
      #4569543 - 05/08/11 02:12 PM

Great sketches!

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Rutilus
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Reged: 12/17/10

Re: M51, 4, 80, and 62 new [Re: Jef De Wit]
      #4569887 - 05/08/11 04:56 PM

Super observing with binoculars and great sketches.

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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: M51, 4, 80, and 62 [Re: TenthEnemy]
      #4571184 - 05/09/11 11:04 AM

TenthEnemy,

Very nice sketches of M-51, M-4, M-80 and M-62

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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