Thursday, September 07, 2006

Double Cluster

Tonight brought a partial eclipse of the Moon and a Full Moon as well! Sky crystal clear! The Moon came up quite late and low in the sky at the time of the eclipse but the view was amazing, almost as though someone or something had bit a lump out of the top. A beautiful sight, but even though I set up my equipment it was not possible to image, such a shame! Instead I had a go at the Double Cluster in Perseus with my ST80 and focal reducer, hopefully this would give me a wide field view which shows both clusters together, something I cannot do with the Skywatcher 130m. The results were very pleasing! Easy to find and easy to image, even with a full moon!

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