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Old 02-01-2015, 12:26 AM
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Location: sydney, australia
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Hey Ralph, nice work on Lovejoy!

I've had a chance to also pin Lovejoy. My chance came on New Year's Eve from an uncle's property out at Hill End, an hour's north of Bathurst.

I just took my little 4" refractor and a single eyepiece, an ES 30mm 82deg. This combination gives me a 5deg true field of view, yum! Even more staggering is that this combo gave me a view of an angle's-breath faint tail! Not just a hint of a tail, but some structure to it too.

I've done a more extensive write-up of this sketch in my blog, which can be accessed through the link below in the signature.

Scope: 4" f/5 achromatic refractor
Gear: ES 30mm 82deg, 16.7X
Location: Hill End, NSW
Date: 31st December, 2014
Materials: Soft pastel & white ink on A3 size black paper.
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