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Hardcopy OITHv6

I printed out my digital copy of Objects In The Heavens, sixth edition. Got it in the mail a few days ago. Especially the section on the Moon and what to see during it’s...

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Perseid Aug 13, bino session and ATM

This year’s Perseids were not visible in The Netherlands due to lots of clouds. I had better luck because I was in the Belgian Ardennes region on a pretty dark campsite. It’s on a...

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Some binoculars August 3rd

Quick session in a field near Renkum through a 10×50 which I brought along on a 3-day bikepack trip: M13 – easily found. Big! M3 – hard to find because it was in the...

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Lunar eclipse July 28th

On the 28th of July I visited the Lunar eclipse meeting the public observatory Sterrenwacht Midden-Nederland organised in a field near Leusden, South of Amersfoort. I am a member of the board there but...

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Werner’s X op 24 april

Zet je met wat tegenzin de telescoop op in de tuin, struikel je over Werner’s X! Nooit gelukt sinds in die 2009 ‘ontdekte’ op het Internet. Maar daar istie dan. Meteen een foto gemaakt...

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3 uur in -5 bij Uddel

The markers of September 2017 were still in the TriAtlas so it had been a while… Technically, October 13. was the last time I was out in the field but that one kind off...

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IC1365 and NGC 7606

The COAST telescope of the Open University on Tenerife has supplied me with new stuff to process! One really dim galaxy, but an interesting one: IC 1365. It’s an interacting galaxy in a compact...