Last updated: 8 August 2005
Subject: Observations Summer Triangle Region Sent: Monday, August 8, 2005 07:15:45 From: Charles and Carol (firstname.lastname@example.org) Hi Mike ( Charles from Boston ) just dropping a quick note on some observations I made last night. I decided to just play tourist and scan the summer triangle. I used my ETX 90 EC with a 32 mm Tele Vue Pl at 39x non auto mode manually driven . I started with Vega which was absolutely stunning a brilliant white diamond on a black velvet background. then I observed M-57 a distinct little smoke ring and on this the optical excellence of the TV really becomes apparent I can't say enough about this EP then onto Altair which had a slight reddish tint brilliant and from there to the Coat ( Collinder 399 or Brocchi's cluster ) almost fit group into FOV at 39x a great grouping of stars. Next up was Alberio again a perennial favorite the color difference is startling tonight it was a brilliant light copper and topaz companion At approximately 0315 UT I observed a dazzling shooting star estimated mag 0.0 between Vega and Arcturus trail probably spanned 15-20 degrees moving NE to SW right direction for an early Perseid Also observed were several small clusters between Alberio and E cygni not identified will have to look up on Orion deep map 600 as well as a small double star both components light copper colored again unidentified.....like I said just playing tourist tonight. The summer triangle region is well worth attention the Cygnus star fields and surrounding area is just an explosion of stars that is stunning beyond description. With the house and kids I don't get or make enough time for just looking around glad I did. CLEAR SKIES TO ALL Charles
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