Yesterday I had a pretty good night of viewing with my 6" newtonian telescope. I managed to see many galaxies including M51 (the Whirlpool Galaxy), M101, M106, M31 (the Andromeda Galaxy) and a cool look at the pair of M81 and M82.
New objects that I saw two nights ago with my 6" reflector…
NGC 6960, Veil Nebula
M101, Pinwheel Galaxy
M11, Wild Duck Cluster
Last night I ventured out to a secret site for viewing the night sky. Okay, I don’t know if it’s an actual secret, but it’s certainly out of the way.
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.
So I carried my telescope down the porch and into the park a little while ago. Despite being in a light polluted city, the fact that we live 15’ from a park means that I can get fairly unobstructed views facing south and east.
Just prior to leaving on a vacation to the interior, I bought a new telescope. I’ve wanted one for years and now seemed like a good time to get one since the star gazing in the interior is so much better than in Vancouver.