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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Second night out

Alright. Everything is tightened down, now. No rotating. No tension on any of the wired connections. No motion sickness tonight.

3-star alignment went well. Zeroed in precisely on Antares right afterward, centered in the crosshairs. Focusing proceeded quickly, 2 minutes this time. I also took the time to align the new 60mm piggybacked refractor. What an excellent short scope, the view was crystal clear with excellent contrast. I viewed M57 with both a 25mm high quality Plossl and one of my wide-view 5mm eyepieces. Fantastic.

I'm pursuing M14 tonight. Waiting for a few clouds to dissipate. Hope they stay away.

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