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John Savage

Interested in astronomy from an early age - read Patrick Moore avidly. First telescope, a 2.5" refractor, about age 12; like many awed by Saturn. Much more seriously involved since early 2000s. 2016 relocated from Bedfordshire to Dorset for the quiet life and darker skies. Main telescope a Celestron C14 Edge on a 10 micron mount in Pulsar observatory - IAU Z42.

Local society membership: Wessex Astronomical Society, Sturminster Newton Astronomy Group

2018 Jul 10

21:21 UTC

I and some friends have been tracking Vesta in binoculars recently. Saturday and Sunday nights were stunning so I thought I would take some pictures of the region including Sagittarius “teapot” asterism  extending west to cover Vesta. Here is a single image taken around 00:30UT on Monday morning.  Mild processing in Photoshop. There’s plenty to see besides Vesta (near the top right and circled in yellow) including Saturn, M8, M20m M21 M22, the teapot asterism itself and the bowl of the “teaspoon”.

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