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05-04-2010, 10:27 AM
Except for dodging cloud last night seemed to be very good seeing, best I have seen for some time. Saturn was detailed and stable at 240x +.
The moons were pin point.NGC 5139 was like a bowl of diamonds.
NGC 4594 showed a glowing core with some detail in the surrounding dust lanes at 8'.7 x 3'.5 it is a large beautiful object at this time of year.
Anyone else enjoy the good seeing?
05-04-2010, 11:04 AM
Missed out last night.. I was expecting clouds so didn't set up:sadeyes:. It's a great time of year for viewing though:thumbsup:
05-04-2010, 11:22 AM
I saw alot of cirrus and mid-level cloudage during the afternoon so I stayed inside. Looked outside just before I went to bed at around midnight, could see the moon illuminating a scattered mid-level deck and possibly some cirrus.
Went out the night before (Sat) and seeing was garbage with a catogory 5 cyclone annoying me.
Hi all, the seeing in Melbourne was very good indeed. Saw detail in Saturn even with my little Megrez at 72x
05-04-2010, 12:07 PM
My observing was from 21.30 to 23.30 until the clouds & moon took over.
05-04-2010, 12:11 PM
I had a go, the good conditions we had at Snake Valley has spoilt it for me at home. I'll have to re-acclimatize. Saturn was nice and crisp but the gaps between the clouds were much to small. It was perfect (except for light pollution) when I decided to set up of course!
Viewing around midnight, a little to late.
06-04-2010, 10:04 AM
Looked rock solid last night, the night before it was a'shakin all over.
06-04-2010, 11:13 AM
Seeing was good in Sydney too on 4th April, with some intermittent patches of cloud moving through. For the first time in an age I could visually make out the Milky Way from inner western Concord.
I also located M105, M95 and M96 in Gemini in my 8" SCT - usually most DSO's are washed out in the skyglow. Saturn and satellites were also a fine sight.
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