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4/20/03 The Sunflower Galaxy

Another interesting object. Core a little burned out even at 60 second exposures. Still going unguided, thinking about using the SAC7 for guiding and smashing the 201Xt with a hammer. I cut off the end of a big tub of laundry detergent, ran a couple of 1/8 diameter wire through it and made a diffraction grating. Faint diffraction spikes can be seen around the brighter star.