December 17th, 2023: Honsem revisited

At last after months of patience, the skies opened up for what possible was an all-night clear weather. The observation site @ Honsem could welcome again – after one year of road works – observers.

A few larger Dobsonians and smaller scopes, including binoculars and image intensifiers were put to good use by observers from the Antwerp region, from Tienen and Meldert.

Up to six agricultural monster machines were spraying their LED lights all over the fields and into the scope and eyes of Bram also.
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Observation ambiance in Honsem, Boutersem.

A few observers joined a party yesterday at the Honsem observation site.

The views through the OmniVision electronic night vision devices was astonishing.

Under a picture taken with a Samsung galaxy S22+, 30s, 3200ISO 2mm lens focal equivalent to 13mm DSLR. Mikhael is the model 🙂 with a TAL 11cm where we could view M27, Saturn and M57.

The Honsem site can be found on Google maps as “Honsem oorlogssite

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