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Recent Doubles this summer

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#1 azure1961p

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Posted 06 September 2019 - 11:16 AM

Through the breaks in cloudy weather I nailed a few with my C90.

 

Thanks,

 

Pete

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#2 flt158

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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. 

 

Aubrey. 



#3 Magnus Ahrling

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Posted 07 September 2019 - 05:12 PM

Thanks Pete for sharing. Beutiful sketches. More pleasewaytogo.gif

 

Clear Skies,

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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.



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Posted 09 September 2019 - 04:29 AM

Nice observations Pete! I remember Xi Scorpii very well; did it last year during excellent seeing. It's a nice touch that you use the same color for the font as the color of the stars smile.png

 

Regards, Martijn



#6 azure1961p

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Posted 15 September 2019 - 07:49 AM

Thanks guys,

 

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.

 

Thanks Magnus.

 

Aubrey, Lambda is do worth it!

 

 

Thanks again.

 

Pete


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