Through the breaks in cloudy weather I nailed a few with my C90.
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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:16 AM
Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:31 AM
I also have been nailing Epsilon Lyrae and 23 Aquilae in recent weeks, Pete.
When the winds die down, I am promising to observe Lambda Cygni.
Thank you for sharing.
Posted 07 September 2019 - 05:12 PM
Thanks Pete for sharing. Beutiful sketches. More please
Posted 08 September 2019 - 11:04 PM
I would like to compliment Azure1961p for the beautiful rendering of Lambda Cygni. Looks like it is well separated. I went after this pair with a 120 apo. My conditions were moonlit but steady. At .94 seconds the companion is pretty much at the practical limit of my equipment. What I saw was an elongation of the disc oriented to the North. It took 300x to confirm but surprisingly I strongly sensed the correct PA with only half that magnification. I went into this not knowing the PA beforehand. I dont think I am splitting the pair such as you show in the drawing. It was merely a bump.
Can you please tell me more about the 8 inch you used.
Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:49 AM
Martijn, hey thanks for the color accent comments. Frankly my framing is humorously overstated - I can't narrow the with of it and I can't subdue the color intensity! Yes Xi Scorpi was a treat to find. I didn't even know about it much before that night so it was a pleasant surprise.
Rugby, It's a custom 8" F9 PARKS OPTICAL reflector tube. I recently made it into a split-strut tube and I hate how it looks. I'll be turning it (finally) into a full truss setup. The long fiberglass tube being bounced around over the decades aquired every knick and ding in what was once a perfect gelcoat. So the optical components are drydocked and I'll be building the new truss set up.
Aubrey, Lambda is do worth it!
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