June 2007 Archives

NGC 3372, Eta Carinae, and NGC 3293

Move mouse over sketch to see labels. Click image for larger version. Observation Notes The observing highlight of the evening atop Haleakala was gazing through my binoculars at the rich starscape in the vicinity of Eta Carinae. I had not done any homework on the area beforehand, so I...

Mu Crucis (DUN 126)

Observation Notes: While enjoying the view from the summit of Haleakala on Maui, I was able to make a binocular observation of the wide double, Mu Crucis. This wide double was a nice binocular target and was only difficult to split when the wind was shaking my lightweight tripod....


Move mouse over sketch to see labels. Observation Notes: I just got back from an amazing trip to Maui a few days ago. Toward the end of our stay, we drove to the 10,000 ft. summit of Haleakala and watched the sun set. Toward the southwest, on the big...

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