Flintstone Stargazing

March 25, 2008

Finally some viewing…

Filed under: astronomy, Astrophotography, Messier Objects, Observation Journal — Tags: , — Ed @ 10:46 pm

M78 on 3/25/08

While the stars have been out in force for the past couple days (after several days of clouds), the wind has been so high that I couldn’t even get the scope out for visual observation. I was afraid it would be blown over despite it’s 75 pounds. While seeing wasn’t great, I got two Messier Objects tonight. The above M78 and the below M101. Seeing was bad enough that I couldn’t see either of them in the eyepiece so the camera had some difficulty picking them up. Regardless, it was fun to get the telescope out again.

M101 on 3/25/08
M101 on 3/25/08


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