Lyra , summer targets.

Endless twilight and little Astronomical darkness, nil desperandum !

The Summer Triangle, led by the very bright Vega is soon up to observe. This is packed with full star fields with multiple stars and easy binaries. The seeing and transparency recently have been stunning. Both faint companions and close splits have been teased out using 4″ aperture. Drop down to Cygnus and we have lots of planetary nebulae and open clusters to enjoy all summer long.

To my surprise my £30 Helios 102mm f10 punched out results comparable to my Vixen 102. These early long refractors are worth seeking out, quality control is all there ! Here are just a few of the classic views in this area, under clear skies ! Nick.

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