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Alvin Huey
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Another very deep observing report...
      #5501963 - 11/03/12 04:56 AM

...this time with a 48" reflector...

Enjoy!

http://www.faintfuzzies.com/OR-April162012-FD-Misc.html


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KidOrion
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Re: Another very deep observing report... new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5502138 - 11/03/12 10:04 AM

Amazing work, Alvin.

Do you ever step back and ponder how many objects you guys have seen that no-one else has ever seen?


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IVM
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Re: Another very deep observing report... new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5502239 - 11/03/12 11:24 AM

Read with interest. Nicely illustrated! It was interesting to note that you used not only the 6 and 10mm ZAO-IIs (favorites of mine also for high mag) but even an 8mm monocentric (I don't use my 9 mm on deep sky as much).

The "Diamond Gem" is PGC 886902 according to Wikisky. Wikisky generally seems to have the "long" PGC catalog unlike NED (meaning longer catalog numbers beyond the original PGC, unless I am gravely mistaken), but this case of a nice bright 6-digit PGC is sort of egregious.


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Alvin Huey
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Re: Another very deep observing report... new [Re: IVM]
      #5502361 - 11/03/12 12:43 PM

Thanks guys.

I've made a few editorial changes and added a couple links. I typed it up at 2AM in the morning and sort of rushed through it making some mistakes along the way. I'm sure that there are still errors in it, but my kids are screaming at me for attention.


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galaxyman
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Re: Another very deep observing report... new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5503272 - 11/04/12 01:03 AM

Terrific report

I find it amazing after more than 40 years personally of DSO observing, how far we as observational astronomers have come.

Always a pleasure to read your reports (and books)

Karl
E.O.H.


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Atl
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Re: Another very deep observing report... new [Re: galaxyman]
      #5573871 - 12/16/12 10:18 AM

Very cool...but suddenly my huge 12" dob seems depressingly small...

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Ptarmigan
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Re: Another very deep observing report... new [Re: Alvin Huey]
      #5575059 - 12/17/12 12:57 AM

Amazing.

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