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3rd floor balcony, light pollution and a SCT.

Started by 3rd STONE, 12/26/2008 09:41AM
Posted 12/26/2008 09:41AM Opening Post
I was lucky enough to get clear skies Christamas night. Here's a photo of me with my Celestron C8 set up in Alt-Az. Because of the roof behind me, I can only see N, NE, and NW. Lots of light pollution, not an ideal observation location but it's all I got right now for quick viewing. You can see The Sickle of Leo, Leo Minor,and the hind foot of the Great Bear behind me. Good luck and happy viewing.

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Posted 12/26/2008 01:18PM #1
Nice shot Michael! 8)
Clear skies to you!


Ivan

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Posted 12/26/2008 02:34PM #2
Mike,

I know what that's like, I lived in a 3rd floor condo almost 5 years but still managed to get some use out of my old C10, at least my balcony faced the ecliptic, but it had a full overhang roof so I'd always lose objects when they got decent elevation.

I also have an old C8 that for quick looks I'd just place on a tall barstool that I could get closer to the edge than on a tripod. That helped me see a bit higher elevation.

Dave

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