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Old 14-06-2018, 08:21 PM
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Tinderboxsky (Steve)
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I had a view of Vesta this evening using my 6.5X32 binoculars. Vesta stood out clearly and was a distinctive light yellow and was positioned nicely near M23.
These binoculars have a true 9 degree FOV and are remarkably sharp right to the edge. So, putting M23 and Vesta near the left hand edge, a truely spectacular FOV emerged. Almost across the opposite side of the field was Saturn. Towards the upper part of the FOV the glow of the Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae and associated stars stood out and in the lower part of the field M25 (Sagittarius Star Cloud) glowed magnificently. All of this in a sea of background stars.
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