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Escher
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Looking good for the flint area tonight!
      #5518106 - 11/13/12 03:04 PM

Clear skies, New Moon, No wind... low 30's... I'm thinking its an imaging session tonight!

And a new Dell XPS 12 laptop to boot! Bring it!

...now watch, I probably wont even go out!


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GeneT
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Loc: South Texas
Re: Looking good for the flint area tonight! new [Re: Escher]
      #5518470 - 11/13/12 06:38 PM

Go for it--get out!

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MawkHawk
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Loc: SE Michigan, USA
Re: Looking good for the flint area tonight! new [Re: GeneT]
      #5518510 - 11/13/12 06:55 PM

If I only didn't have to get up at 4:30 tomorrow...

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Starman81
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Loc: Metro Detroit, MI, USA
Re: Looking good for the flint area tonight! new [Re: MawkHawk]
      #5518778 - 11/13/12 09:59 PM

Yeah, get out there. If I wasn't under the weather I would try to be out observing as well.

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Escher
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Re: Looking good for the flint area tonight! new [Re: Starman81]
      #5518834 - 11/13/12 10:35 PM

I did.... Wish I hadn't....not a good session. I thought it was going to be... finally got a good polar alignment, but then couldn't manage more than 10 seconds without trails... there are days I do want to chuck this hobby...

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mich_al
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Re: Looking good for the flint area tonight! new [Re: Escher]
      #5518877 - 11/13/12 11:07 PM

Sorry to hear it didn't work out for you tonight. I'm about an hour south. The sky got really good about 9pm. Found comet 168p/Hergenrother but its right at the limit of what I can see at low magnification and averted vision. Jupiter was maybe the best I've ever seen. It was great at about 300 mag and I even got to about double that for a few second here & there. A blue filter really made it sharp.

Al


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Escher
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Re: Looking good for the flint area tonight! new [Re: mich_al]
      #5519160 - 11/14/12 08:17 AM

Very cool!

Sorry about my sour state last night - After a good nights rest and a clear head I realize I may be asking too much from my mount to expect it to no trail carrying a heavy F15 scope...

I may shed some items and try to get an F5 or so refractor and have another go at this.


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