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#1 cloudbuster

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 03:54 PM

The first entry in the famous catalog by Caldwell is a very old and dim open cluster in the celestial graveyard near the Pole Star. It takes a moderately large telescope and/or a transparent sky to even distinguish the glow of partly unresolved stars from the sky background. Often overlooked (and for good reasons), but worth a visit when you're nearby, if only to check your optics smile.png

 

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Posted 17 March 2020 - 04:25 PM

Very nice.  I'm stunned how much this looks like the view through my scope.  Well done.  Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 17 March 2020 - 05:11 PM

The first entry in the famous catalog by Caldwell is a very old and dim open cluster in the celestial graveyard near the Pole Star. It takes a moderately large telescope and/or a transparent sky to even distinguish the glow of partly unresolved stars from the sky background. Often overlooked (and for good reasons), but worth a visit when you're nearby, if only to check your optics smile.png

 

Have to ask, but do you know who Caldwell was?

Just one of those odd things.



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Posted 17 March 2020 - 05:51 PM

So that's what NGC 188 looks like!

I often wondered. 

Fabulous sketch from you, Martijn. 

 

Caldwell was the middle name of the very great Patrick Moore. 

He died in late 2012. I had met him in person twice. 

 

I had only returned from Australia on a Friday night in early December 2012 where I observed my 7th Total Solar Eclipse. 

Sir Patrick was dead before the Saturday morning. 

 

Best regards, 

 

Aubrey. 


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Posted 17 March 2020 - 06:25 PM

Martijn,

 

A very fine sketch of this overlooked cluster. You captured that faint star glow. very well.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 18 March 2020 - 04:39 AM

Thanks guys smile.png

 

"Have to ask, but do you know who Caldwell was?

Just one of those odd things."

 

Yes, I know from the book "The Caldwell Objects" by O'Meara that I own. Aubrey: How nice that you met him in person!

 

Regards, Martijn


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Posted 18 March 2020 - 01:20 PM

Martijn,

 

Very nice sketch of Caldwell 1 - NGC 188 smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom



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Posted 18 March 2020 - 01:33 PM

I only asked owing to the way you said "the famous catalog by Caldwell".

Just made me wonder.

 

I must consider getting a couple of O'Meara's books.



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Posted 18 March 2020 - 06:37 PM

Here's a few listings of the catalog:

 

https://www.go-astro...ell-objects.htm

https://www.astrolea...l/cldwlist.html




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