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Observatory Parameters
Apr 22
Lat. 39.1, Lon. -77.6
Clouds: Seeing:
First Quarter
12:08 01:57

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Member since Nov 2015

As a still kicking 71, I observe and image from my countryhouse roof, 40°50' N, 17°19' E, Selva di Fasano, Italy, using a Meade 7” apo refractor riding a reary-to-go SkyWatcher AZ EQ6 mount, after a troubled change from the old (but still valid) Losmandy G-11. Imaging camera for deep sky is Atik 428 mono, guide camera Atik Titan, planetary DMK21AU618. I am ready with the setup on the roof at the end of civil twilight, after gardening/orcharding (or sailing/swimming/dive-fishing in summer) and image until midnight to 1 a.m. Sometime I am lucky that everything, weather included, works....more...

Pictures

Cigar Galaxy Orion Nebula Ring Nebula Whirlpool Galaxy Pinwheel Galaxy

Astronomy Quote of the Day

“How hard to realize that every camp of men or beast has this glorious starry firmament for a roof! In such places standing alone on the mountain-top it is easy to realize that whatever special nests we make - leaves and moss like the marmots and birds, or tents or piled stone - we all dwell in a house of one room - the world with the firmament for its roof - and are sailing the celestial spaces without leaving any track.” John Muir
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