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Old 12-03-2008, 11:06 AM
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Observing Report for Monday 10th March

For those that are interested, I have uploaded an Observing Report for Monday 10th March.

It included a 27 star TPAS run on the Argo Navis.

Go To http://www.southernsentinel.co.nz/

Click Observing then Monday 10th March

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Paul Kemp
13.1" f5 Reflector with Argo Navis & Paracorr
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36░ 55' 09" South, 174░ 43' 30" East

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Old 12-03-2008, 11:18 AM
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A lot of stuff there in 75 minutes, Paul. Good stuff.

What is a 27 star TPAS run? I understand it's an Argo Navis feature, but I haven't read that section of the manual

BTW, totally off topic, but I found you on BGG the other day via an astronomy microbadge!
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great report Sentinel, might have a go at some of the stuff you describe next time I'm out. That's a hell of a lot of objects yopu bagged in just 75 mins!
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A lot of stuff there in 75 minutes, Paul. Good stuff.

What is a 27 star TPAS run? I understand it's an Argo Navis feature, but I haven't read that section of the manual

BTW, totally off topic, but I found you on BGG the other day via an astronomy microbadge!
Dude,

You found me on BGG, Great!! It was games night last night...El Grande!!

TPAS enhances the pointing of the Argo. Nice feature, a little daunting to begin with but now I am getting pretty good at it. While the sky is getting dark, I just run through a series of stars now fainter than 3rd Mag and run a model on it. Bingo. Exceptionally good pointing.

I use Astroplanner, Skymap Pro v11 and Skytools to generate some lists. Checkout my website for some monthly lists of good objects.

Cheers.
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great report Sentinel, might have a go at some of the stuff you describe next time I'm out. That's a hell of a lot of objects yopu bagged in just 75 mins!
Planning is the key.

I had a very limited time, so I was very efficient!! The Argo Navis makes getting around so much more efficient. I swore by Starhopping and defended it for years, but hey, sometimes I get things wrong!

All the best.
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You found me on BGG, Great!! It was games night last night...El Grande!!
Good game ... haven't played it in years. I'll make you a Geekbuddy.
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