T Lyrae

Last night was good... although the seeing was too bad for double stars, the transparency was perfect. Observed some globulars (M5, M10, M12, M13) and some beautiful carbon stars. T Lyrae was a gem as always. Here's a sketch of T Lyrae I made a few years ago with a 4 inch refractor, also from my backyard.

Tal 100 mm refractor f/10, Panoptic 35mm, magn. 28x. North is up, West is to the left.

Carbon star observing!

Getting ready to observe one or two carbon stars tonight!


Melotte 111: the Coma Berenice Star Cluster

A few weeks ago I observed the Melotte 111 in Coma Berenice. This huge star cluster with a diameter of at least 5 degrees is actually too big for most of my instruments. I used the skywindow and my 8x42 binoculars with an 8 degree field of view for the sketch. It is a truly great object for binoculars.

South is up, East is to the left.



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