I took my 127mm refractor out to the backyard tonite about 9 o’clock, the sky was clear, not a cloud, the temp was -9°C, no wind, transparency was rated normal, seeing was rated good and Auriga was hanging almost straight up and Cassiopeia was above that while Orion was at about 30-35° or a bit more in the SE. I had my 2” 40mm, 70° and my 2” 30mm, 82°, attached to it was a Celestron UHC filter for the Orion neb. and there I began, looking at it square in the centre, right in the face and it looked great so during my time out I went back to it several times, the hunger was there. I saw much of everything Orion could offer and also flipped over to the Rosette but nothing special and then on to Auriga and its 3 clusters and they looked great as usual through my 2 eps less the UHC, then a short jump to Cassiopeia to the Double Cluster which never changes, only the conditions. By now the cold was starting to penetrate my thin wool gloves but I couldn’t resist Orion one more time and then I had enough ! But the story doesn’t end, I have my 62mm, f4.8 refractor cooling down and I’m going to have some fun with it as soon as get off of here, lol ! I can hardly wait !
Edited by LDW47, 02 December 2019 - 10:10 PM.