First Night Observing

Last night was the first time in ages which I’ve had my telescope out and looking at the night sky. The conditions were pretty good for Vancouver and I had my dob set up on the back deck. From the deck I have a north-south corridor to view, and can point a little east as well. Without too much trouble I had a look at:
M13 (Hercules Cluster, a nice globular cluster)

M27 (Dumbell Nebula, a planetary nebula)

and M57 (Ring Nebula, another planetary nebula)
I also tried to find some clusters around Cassiopeia but didn’t have much luck. Things lower on the horizon get washed out in the light polluted skies.

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