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Dean Johnson

    Good! Well done, Luka. I was wondering how you folks were doing at Eagle Bluff on Saturday night. I'm sorry I couldn't be there, even more so now due to the weather forecasts. It sounds like you liked the dark skies a lot and got to see some favorites "in a whole new dark". 😀

    If you don't have an OIII filter yet, I'd get one. They bring out a lot of detail on some objects that you ordinarily don't see. If you can get to a convention or event where they have vendors selling mass quantities, you can save 40% or more on stuff like that. 8)

    Don't worry about not resolving globular clusters in an 8" scope. That's what they make bigger ones for. Globulars really start looking cool in scopes like Duane's 12" Lightbridge, and seeing M3 in Randy's 18" will REALLY blow you away. I bet Randy will quit "sandbagging" when the weather gets warmer and then we'll really have some fun at Eagle Bluff. 😉
    Until then we have to do what we can with the equiptment we have, and it sounds like you are getting the most out of yours.

    Good for you guys for getting out there Saturday night.