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Star Disk

Postby Aratus » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:49 pm

While taking a short break in the Peak District National Park, I came across this 'star disk' or planisphere high on a hill overlooking the town of Wirksworth.

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Each of the seats represent a viewing date and time as on a conventional planisphere. The weather wasn't so good, with rain threatening, but well worth the hike up to the top of the hill. I very quickly spotted a mistake! Actually I rather like the sound of the 'Great Nebulu' - even if I haven't a clue what one is!

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Its well worth a visit if you are in the area. At night it is illuminated.
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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