My first view of the Milkyway from Cornwall

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My first view of the Milkyway from Cornwall

Postby Roduzz » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:11 am

This week Ive spent down in Cornwall. I was gagging for a clear night so I could get out and see the difference compared to back in the midlands.
Last night (thur) was my chance. The sun was out all day giving me good views through a little st80 of loads of sunspots. I brought with me a canon dslr , st80 and 70x50 binos. Don't think my 300pds would have travelled too well.

I was staying in a barn conversion near to some moor land and was biting my finger nails waiting for the sun to drop enough to go out and play.
I deliberately stayed in the barn until it was dark enough to see a real difference.

And there it was......the milkyway stretched across the sky :shock: Ive never seen it like that before , where I live I see just a slither if I'm lucky.
I was in awe as I just stood with the binos round my neck. I didnt even need them at the moment. :drooling:

At home a good clear night for me I am just able to see the double cluster near Perseus with the naked eye. Well last night it was staring me in the face.

I turned to the st80 with the dslr slapped on the top just for fun and the whole thing was dripping wet with dew. :( To be fair I didnt need it though as the binos were good enough.

Ive never seen the whirlpool with binos before either , m82 m81 m101. And all the open clusters and globs throughout the milkyway.

I get the feeling I will be paying some visits to dark sites more often. :thumbsup:

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