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Thread: Second night out with the Oberwerks

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    Default Second night out with the Oberwerks



    I got out Sunday night for an imaging session at Catherine Creek Trailhead. I took the Oberwerk 25X100 out to view while Imaging.

    After setting up the mount and scope for the night's imaging session, I pointed the binocular to the double cluster. The moon was still up, so I went for a bright object. The double cluster came through quite nice. We had nice pin point stars, no flicking of any kind indicating good seeing conditions.

    After the moon set, I started the imaging session. Just as I began setting my preliminary images, a car pulled into the parking area, turned their headlight at me, and hit the brights. That pretty much killed my night vision.
    I went over to them to ask them if they would point their car in another direction if they wanted to leave their lights on. I didn't want to appear overly demanding. They said that they just wanted to see what I was doing at the trailhead. The area is wide open, I think that it was quite obvious what I was up to. Anyhoo, they drove way, so I went back to setting my camera.

    After my eyes readjusted to the night sky, I pointed my binoculars toward M31. Andromeda came through very clear. The core showed up very bright. The outer regions faded the further away that it was from the core. The galaxy was bright enough to fill most of the view in the binoculars. I could barely make out M110. It was much fainter.

    I tried to move over to M101. I couldn't find it. I know that I was in the right area. But it was very low on the horizon. I think the light may have to travel through too much atmosphere to be visible.

    Next I moved to the Pleiades. The Pleiades showed up very bright compared to the surrounding stars. The entire cluster was amazing to look at. I could make out colors in the stars. Blue hues came out strong with some amber present. I wasn't sure if my mind played with me a little. I'm not used to seeing colors in stars. But they were very bright and pronounced. I kind of expected to see some CA with this bright of an object. But it wasn't evident.

    I swung over to the Cooling Tower cluster. The Cooling Tower appeared somewhat faint. However, it was still very distinct.

    I checked out the Orion nebula once it climbed high enough get a good view. The nebula popped out quite nice. It appeared as a bright fuzzy object. I couldn't make out a great deal of detail in the core region.
    The Running Man was negligible. I could make out the stars in the Running Man. But that was about it. I probably need to start using filters.

    The battery in my camera began to give up the ghost. It was cold and I decided to call it a night. Overall, it was a very productive night. The binoculars work great. The parallel mount makes the viewing effortless.
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    Default Re: Second night out with the Oberwerks

    Hello Caddman,

    and congratulations onyou first stars seen through the 25x100 binoculars.
    You will love these binoculars, I tell you.

    Clear skies,

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    Default Re: Second night out with the Oberwerks

    Congrats on the new binos Caddman! You are in for some great views.
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    Default Re: Second night out with the Oberwerks

    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Hello Caddman,

    and congratulations onyou first stars seen through the 25x100 binoculars.
    You will love these binoculars, I tell you.

    Clear skies,

    JG
    Yep, I'm finding that out. They are much more convenient to use than my dob.
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    A friend of mine in Winnipeg bought a set of these a couple of months ago and constantly raves about the views with them.
    Enjoy the views
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    Default Re: Second night out with the Oberwerks

    Sounds like a fun evening, Glenn!

    Man, I've got to get a parallel mount!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Sounds like a fun evening, Glenn!

    Man, I've got to get a parallel mount!
    Yep, the parallel mount is fantastic. I pulled out a lawn chair and just kicked back.
    Of course, it got damn cold. We dropped to 39 d. F. by time the battery started dying in my camera.
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    Default Re: Second night out with the Oberwerks

    Thank you Glenn for the share of this satisfying view with the Obies.

    My first view of Pleiades was with this kit and I was in awe!
    It was a perfect night and colors and lovely nebulosity were on proud display.
    In fact most of my views since then have not met that first view. Of course the sky played a great part, but the effect of two eye viewing was a first for me then.

    Thanks again for your post. It reminded me of my view from last year.
    Cheers!
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    Default Re: Second night out with the Oberwerks

    How is Catherine Creek Trailhead - Restrictions? If you've been to Stub Stewart in Oregon how does it compare?
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    Thanks for sharing this. Great to hear you like them. I just got a tracking number on mine, and I can't wait
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