Learning something new every night

Learning something new every night

Postby worcspaul » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:46 pm

The last couple of nights have been reasonably clear so I've dusted off my bins and spent half an hour or so just gazing around. I've tended to concentrate on the Summer Triangle area as from my back garden it's in the darkest part of the sky. I was scanning around when I came across a straight line of stars with a few others arranged in a curve underneath. I'd been listening to [url=http://www.jodcast.net/archive/201006/]Jodcast June 2010[/url] earlier in the week and remembered Prof. Ian Morison mentioning "the coat hanger". Sure enough, when I checked on Stellarium and zoomed in on the relevant part of the sky, I confirmed I had, indeed, been observing Brocchi's Cluster. [:)]

It just goes to show what you can stumble across with a pair of 10x50s.

Of course, now that I know where it is, my next task will be to try and image it! [:D]
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RE: Learning something new every night

Postby philip pugh » Tue Jul 13, 2010 3:53 pm

I'd just go for 30 secs with your Canon. I'm going to webcam it with an F/5 refractor but am a bit busy at the moment.
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