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Canis Major

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Observer
Grant Privett
Time of observation
06/10/2015 - 00:19
Object
Canis Major
Observing location
Crete
Equipment
Starlight 694
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Nikon 20mm lens
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Exposure
3s
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Up in the predawn hours for the planetary conjunction and with Canis Major higher in the sky than at home, I sat in a beach side deckchair while the camera banged off some images for me. There was a bit of sky gradient to remove (the Med atmosphere is usually humid) but that went away pretty well. The open cluster M41 stands out extremely well.

I like any imaging you can do while lying down and happily sweeping the sky with binoculars. Watched conjunction, packed up, went back to accommodation, had full English breakfastt. A good start to the day.

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