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Old 29-09-2019, 06:36 PM
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Hi All,

Had an observing weekend down at a friend's place near Crookwell (I took the 46cm f/4.9") and last night, tried for ESO 146-8 with that 'scope and failed. However it was visible in a friends 50cm f/5 -- bare detection. Occasionally visible at x277 several times a minute as a tiny, almost stellar diffuse spot.

It is important to use the nearby star-pattern to locate the precise location -- it will not be visible with a casual glance.

Nearby ESO 146-5 was faint but you can almost hold it steadily using averted vision with 46cm and a simple, very small moderately faint spot in 50cm.



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