Dear Group,

The sky clock from the Area 51 didn't look good around 5:30PM; but looking at the sky conditions we decided to make the trip. Jay, Fred and I. It was a good night, no turbulence, few mosquitoes and no dew. After checked on our neighbors, 2 gators in the canal; we decided to setup. Around 10:00PM I was ready to take pictures. So I started with M61. This one you can see another 2 small galaxies.

M61 (Click on this image to go to the full size version in the SFAAA Gallery):

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I still need to play with the Meade DSI and the guider, around 12:00PM I had it good and I took M83. This is one was a reward of the session. I didn't have this one in my collection, so I decided to take 120s and here are the results

M83 (Click on this image to go to the full size version in the SFAAA Gallery):

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I also took pictures of NGC4535 and NGC4656 the hockey stick. Now these 2 I will try it again in other session.

NGC4535 (Click on this image to go to the full size version in the SFAAA Gallery):

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NGC4656 (Click on this image to go to the full size version in the SFAAA Gallery):

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Regards,

J. Manuel Briseno

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