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#1 Uwe Pilz

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:46 PM

 Dear observer,

I just observed a few double stars form may City location, when a friend of me called. He is a real hard core deep sky observer. He told me that he observed the reflection nebula NGC 1999 the day ago with his 70 mm refractor. I pointed my 4 Inch refractor to the Orion nebula and then slightly southwards. NGC 1999 was an easy target. With higher magnification I could even detect a gap in the nebula. That was fascinating!

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 03:14 PM

Uwe,

 

Nice sketch of NGC 1999 (From City) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 04:12 PM

Nice, that is about the same as my view with 12" reflector last night with poor seeing and transparency. I can make out the "keyhole" on best nights though.



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Posted 13 February 2018 - 07:57 PM

Uwe,

 

This nebula looks very nice in your sketch. It does take magnification well even in light polluted skies on a clear night. I can get this one from Chicagoland and have sketched it,

but my sketch is not as nice as your post here.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:32 AM

‚ÄčThat's a neat sketch. I like that you have seen it from a city with the lights in a 4" scope, and your friend in a 70mm. I too am in a heavily light polluted area. South of New York City  and I have both a 70mm and a 4". I should try the 70mm just to see if it will shoe this to me. Thanks for posting this Uwe.



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Posted 14 February 2018 - 01:46 PM

Very nice and an interesting detail about the gap, must check it out because I missed it the last time. Thank you!

 

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