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    Well right now i have almost nothing, i have 20x50 binos and that pretty much sums it up. I am 15 then again and i also live in one of the poorest countries in Europe.. Microscopes are a big thing for me.. I do have a park (well more of a tourist attraction) that is usually empty and non lit..it is also outside the city. Also could winter affect the skies?

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    Default Re: Beginner (a young beginner :D )

    Depending on where you are, winters can be cloudy. Saving up for a telescope would be a good idea as you can get one for about $150. You may want to try an Orion tabletop Dobsonian. It seems like you need something portable to take to the nearby park, where the skies may be a bit darker. A small refractor like the Celestron First Scope also might fit the bill. In the meantime, get a tripod for your binoculars.
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    See if you can find a local astronomy club. I've found that astronomers tend to be a very friendly bunch, and are often very happy to show a newbie the ropes on their telescopes, reducing the need to buy one yourself right away.

    According to the 2009 global astronomy survey (page 4), there were 17 active amateur astronomical societies in Serbia in 2009. That's not too long ago. Since you're in a city, I suspect there's at least one still operating near you.

    Astronomers Without Borders is another good resource. Their regional coordinator for Serbia may be able to help you find a local organization or direct you to some local events.
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    I checked there no clubs in my city.. Well guess im doing this solo with the help of books and my pair of eyes ,also i don't know if this is the right place to ask but yesterday i think it was south east (might be wrong) around 10 pm i saw three lined up stars with star below the three stars i found a picture but i don't know how to upload it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vexyls View Post
    I checked there no clubs in my city.. Well guess im doing this solo with the help of books and my pair of eyes ,also i don't know if this is the right place to ask but yesterday i think it was south east (might be wrong) around 10 pm i saw three lined up stars with star below the three stars i found a picture but i don't know how to upload it lol
    Hi Vexyls, a belated welcome from me.

    Well, you're not doing it solo. I cannot speak for everyone as I'm relatively new myself but I am sure the community on here is behind you one hundred percent.

    The constellation you are referring to sounds a lot like Orion's Belt, or individually known as Alnitak, Alnilam and Mintaka.

    Without an image to look at I cannot say for sure, though.

    Did it look something like this: https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/f...image/dori.jpg

    Keep in mind that I am using this to reference the three stars in a line. You may not be able to see the others illustrated in this picture.

    If this is indeed Orion's Belt and the skies are clear enough. You may be able to see The Great Nebula in Orion with your binoculars. (Coincidentally, this is the first DSO I have viewed and it was only two nights ago).
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    Woah...That got me pretty pumped up..That's what i saw i knew it was no coincidence! Thank you so much for pointing that out for me! I saw the Orion's Belt without my binos. Could i see the The Great Nebula without binoculars?

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    Depending on how bad your light pollution is, maybe or maybe not. Do you know about using averted vision? That is, instead of looking directly at the object you are trying to see, look instead slightly to the side of it. That places the object on more sensitive black and white sensors in your eyes, and helps you to see it. At any rate, you should be able to make out the faint fuzziness with the binoculars.

    I hope I explained averted vision well enough. If not, hopefully someone else can help out with the explanation.

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    "Hyperspace" is a fascinating book. I highly recommend reading it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vexyls View Post
    Woah...That got me pretty pumped up..That's what i saw i knew it was no coincidence! Thank you so much for pointing that out for me! I saw the Orion's Belt without my binos. Could i see the The Great Nebula without binoculars?
    As spereira kindly pointed out, it depends on a few important factors. One being the light pollution, another obviously being how good your eyes are, as each person has different eyes, each with different capabilities.

    If you can hold them steady enough, I would personally recommend using the binoculars. However, a good tripod wouldn't go amiss if using them. Someone on here kindly pointed out to me that a parallelogram mount would be a good purchase, or for that greater sense of achievement, you should build one yourself. From what I can gather, the materials are relatively cheap and it doesn't take much time.

    If the skies are clear enough for you tonight, I suggest you take another look and try to spot the Nebula! Don't be disheartened if you cannot, it took me a few nights to locate and spot it.

    Best of luck, clear skies!

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