Happy 4th July!!!!

This night was one of the best, we were again Joel and I at Area 51, with no clouds and no dew until 12:30Am, the transparency was very good for a summer night. We started with the Tempel comet on Joel’s telescope. We could see a bright dot, but we could not see the comma, then a big meteorite passed that bright part of the sky. After I read the post from Charlie H. about the super nova in M51 I tried with this exposition

Then here comes the challenge I tried to see NGC 6946 or Caldwell 12, and we couldn’t find the galaxy this is a magnitude 9.66 close to Cepheus. We tried with the 14’ and the 8’ and nothing. This could be a good challenge for the group.

My next two objects M16 and M17. These are the results of the session.

M16



M17



And for the end of the session M27


Best Regards

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