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charles

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Observing Wellow Aug 8
« on: August 09, 2016, 12:06:30 PM »
Tony, Simon and I had a Bath Astronomer observing session at Wellow last night ( It was too close to midsummer for a public session).
We had poor early evening views of Mars and Saturn very low in the murk to the south. But we then had increasingly good views of galactic nebulae (with an O III filter) down to Sagittarius, including my best ever view of M16, the Eagle Nebula. We also had a  steady stream of Perseids, mainly seen by Simon, as his eyes were not glued to the telescopes. The ISS flew over mid evening, and I just about manged to catch it in my 12"Dob at low power as a speeding, gleaming oblong shape.