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Dean Johnson

    Hello astronomy fans! I got out there tonight for 3 and a half hours. The sky was beautiful, but the dewpoints weren't. I got NGC 6905 in Delphinus (planetary nebula), it is very tiny, but very cool at 200X. NGC 1027  in Casseopia is a wonderful open star cluster. It has a 7th mag. star surrounded by other stars in an oval. NGC 6217 a spiral galaxy in Ursa Minor made my Herschel 400 list too. It's a nice object.

    Then the dew settled in. The Twins battled the Oakland Athletics, but like my telescope, they succumbed to the adverse conditions. I used my van heater to clear my Celestron G8 and then scored my second observations on the positions of Neptune and Uranus.

    It was a short, but AGNFA!