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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:51 pm 

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It's not often I get to start and finish the day with some observing, but today has provided that opportunity. I was out earlier in the evening, seeing how much Ceres had moved from my last observation on the 9th Feb, until a bank of cloud rolled in.

As I looked out at around 10:00pm I noticed the cloud had cleared, so I decided to nip out and have another general scan around the night sky. The belt stars of Orion are such a prominent and distinctive unaided eye sight, and I spent a bit of time studying them in the 8x56. I decided to have a go at plotting the stars I could see, and around magnitude 7.05 seemed to be the faintest I could detect with direct vision, although others were popping into view with averted vision. After that I just sat on the garden bench for a while, taking in the unaided eye view of the constellations and the peace of the cool Winter night.

Best wishes, Jeff.

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