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Re: (IAAC) Hercules galaxies (was Re: What should I buy?)



Lew,
    I saw it as elongated in a 20" at WSP, but it was really tough.  Tom
Lorenzin and I saw it as elongated in completely opposite directions!  Later
Tom told me he had Stephen O'Meara take a look.  Stephen agreed with me so I
felt vindicated.
    The funny thing about observing it then was that I had just climbed down
from observing Jupiter through Tom Clark's 36" Yard Scope (nicest optics
I've seen in a big scope).  Then Tom L. asks me to have a look at IC 4617.
I said, "You've got to be kidding!"  Looking at Jupiter in Tom's scope was
like looking at the moon in a small scope.  I felt blind!  I was sure I'd
lost all dark adaptation in my observing eye.  Surprisingly, I could pick it
out.
                                                  Clear skies,  Sue
-----Original Message-----
From: Lew Gramer <dedalus@latrade.com>
the little IC galaxy between M13 and NGC6207, and we got the chance to see
it in the Big Eye... It actually appeared elongated in the 36"!

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