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Old 16-04-2012, 11:15 PM
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16/4/12 Spectacular Galaxy Night!

Well finally a really nice night here in Colac. Still, clear, no smoke!
Galaxies galore for the taking. Will publish a full list later but easily the best views of Cenraurus A and M83 I have ever seen, and that includes from Snake Valley!
The arms in M83 were clear and the overall galaxy was much larger than I have ever seen even in the 17mm Ethos at 88x. Cent A had clear dark lanes weaving in and out and again the faint outer halo was clear to see.

Shame I had to come in!

Malcolm
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Old 17-04-2012, 09:45 AM
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sound like a nice night was had !!!!!!!!!

i had a galaxy night planned myself for last weekend but alas the weather and it's here all week lets hope it clears for this weekend....look forward to your report malcolm...
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Old 17-04-2012, 10:36 AM
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Well finally a really nice night here in Colac. Still, clear, no smoke!
Galaxies galore for the taking. Will publish a full list later but easily the best views of Cenraurus A and M83 I have ever seen, and that includes from Snake Valley!
The arms in M83 were clear and the overall galaxy was much larger than I have ever seen even in the 17mm Ethos at 88x. Cent A had clear dark lanes weaving in and out and again the faint outer halo was clear to see.

Shame I had to come in!

Malcolm
Sounds good Malcolm. Glad the DSE weren't doing their stupid forestry arson for once. If it's not clouds, it's always something else. After 3 days of horrendous bad luck with the weather, I'm getting keen on finally getting out tonight for some galaxy observation. Looking forward to the full report.

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Old 19-04-2012, 09:36 AM
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Can't remember the last half way decent galaxy night so it's great to hear you had such a good one Malcolm. Looking forward to the report.
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