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Dennis_S253
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Reged: 11/22/11

Loc: West Central Florida
M77 in the 6" new
      #5531151 - 11/20/12 10:07 PM

having fun tonight. Just caught M77. I'd say that was one of my toughest so far with my new "to me" 6" scope. I had never seen it in my 4" sct. Seemed small and ghostly at times. I came in to dress a little warmer and by the time I got back out, it was clouding over. I think there just low clouds, so I hope they pass soon.

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Ed D
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Re: M77 in the 6" new [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5531548 - 11/21/12 05:46 AM

Happy to hear you're enjoying your scope and congrats on your catch of M77. 6" Scopes are very capable, especially in dark skies. Hopefully you have easy enough access to a dark site. We went to Everglades National Park this Saturday. Almost left because of solid cloud cover, but it eventually cleared up. Had a great time observing M33.

Ed D


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Dennis_S253
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Re: M77 in the 6" new [Re: Ed D]
      #5533023 - 11/21/12 10:05 PM

Hey Ed, I think I just realized that even though I have looked through a scope for years, I have been missing a lot. Yes, I would love to get to a dark site but for now I'll enjoy what I have and learn as mush as I can. When I go to a dark site I'll be ready. Clear skies...

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Dennis_S253
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Re: M77 in the 6" [Re: Dennis_S253]
      #5533081 - 11/21/12 10:50 PM

60 million light years away? And I see it in the 6" scope. What a wow factor.

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