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Re: (IAAC) Obj: Southern sky tour (Oph, Ser, Sgr, Sct) - Inst: Astroscan 4,1" f/4,2 Widefield



Martin,

I enjoyed reading your log on the Summer Milky Way. I live in the
Netherlands even more to the North than your location so I can totally
understand your enthusiasm. For me it is extremely rare to get a good nights
observing from mid May to early August and I have never observed the
wonderful objects in Sagittarius and Scorpius. On top of the twilight
conditions it
is more often than not very hazy this time of year in central Netherlands.

Clear (and dark) skies to all, and a happy 4th to all US readers.

Michael Geldorp

----- Original Message -----
From: anonymous NFS user <nobody@web.tiac.net>
To: Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog <netastrocatalog@jovian.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 01, 2000 9:36 PM
Subject: (IAAC) Obj: Southern sky tour (Oph, Ser, Sgr, Sct) - Inst:
Astroscan 4,1" f/4,2 Widefield


> ----
>
> Observer: Martin Baur
> Your skills: Intermediate (some years)
> Date/time of observation: 30.06.00 23:45 to 01.07.00 02:30 CET
> Location of site: Clearing near Hofgeismar, Germany (Lat 820 ft, Elev
+51)

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> Description:
> Last night I had the rare chance of touring the central region of our
Milky Way.
> And it became a delightful observation.
>
> To understand my enthusiasm you should know: I live at an latitude of +51
and
> the region around Sagittarius is only in the months from June till August
above
> horizon. Unfortunately in this season the sky doesn't get completely dark
and
> observations are only possible for about two hours from dusk till dawn.
And it's
> always a windfall to have a clear sky in this two hours.
>



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