Friday, March 5, 2004


I was just out in my backyard where the 10" f/5.7 has been set up all day. Threw in the 12 Nagler and peeked at M42, even with the moon up and thin cloud. Trap was great. So I went up to the 7 and it was easy to see all six stars. Very very steady. Put in the 2x Barlow with the 7 Nagler and everything was sitting perfectly still in the eyepiece (scope is on a tracking platform). All six stars, the bright ones with very nice tight concentric circles around them - tiny bright dots in each. F star was jumping out - held very steady. Nice views.

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