Went up on the roof after midnight Sunday night: crystal clear skies. Looked around with a pair of 7×35 binoculars. Could count nine stars in the Pleiades. With my voyager (f4.4, 114mm aperture, 500mm focal length. ball mount), more than forty stars. Tried to find M31, scanning around, no luck. I always start at Cassiopeia, and after giving up, scanned down from there. Bang! the double cluster! It looks great at 19 power, with a 2 degree field. Moved still lower, ran into M34. A very good night.
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