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A Short Bino Tour of the Heavens at 1:46am MST

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#1 NochesNubladas

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 03:53 AM

using a 10x50

I looked up nearly due south an high in the sky Orion. I looked at M42 and it was clearly nebulous.

I saw a fuzzy patch and looked with the bino's and saw M45.

 

I tracked back to Aldebaran and Hyades.

Sirius.

Then looking for Cassiopeia. Took a bit, but it's still pretty high in the sky about to go behind my building.

I see Mirach. Mu, Nu, and M31.

I then locate NGC 884 and NGC 869 aka the double cluster.

It's 15 degrees F.

Not a lot of wind.

I took a long last look at the Orion nebula and went in to write this report.

10 minutes.


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#2 Steve D.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 06:11 AM

That’s the great thing about binoculars...you can get some quick looks and get back in before frost bite sets in. smile.gif


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#3 NochesNubladas

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 01:36 AM

That’s the great thing about binoculars...you can get some quick looks and get back in before frost bite sets in. smile.gif

Hi Steve,

You can roll up in a parka in a sleeping bag in a zero gravity chair and last quite a while!




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