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  1. Deep Sky This Month – November 2015

    by , 11-01-2015 at 01:51 AM
    This is the opening edition of my new series about deep sky object (DSO) observations. The goal here is to highlight a couple of objects each month from both the northern and southern celestial hemispheres. I will also include finder charts (plotted to stellar magnitude 9.0) to provide a frame of reference for locating these objects when using your own atlases, charts and/or software.

    My hope is that those interested will use these objects to supplement their own observing sessions. ...

    Updated 01-13-2016 at 07:36 PM by KT4HX

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    Deep Sky This Month
  2. Brett's Carbon Star Hunt - November 2015

    by , 11-01-2015 at 12:47 AM
    Hi all, and welcome to the November 2015 Edition of "Brett's Carbon Start Hunt". I hope everyone us finding ways to stay warm (at least those of us in the cold climes!). If this November is anything like November 2014 for me, well, it is going to be a long, cold month.

    For the new, and uninitiated, info on Carbon Stars can be found at these locations:

    Carbon Stars

    Carbon Stars Will Make You See Red - Sky & Telescope ...
    Carbon Star Hunt
  3. Refractors - small to largish

    by , 10-27-2015 at 08:21 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by hobbit1066 View Post
    So im going to put this here for beginners , A- because im a beginner, B- as i asked which is best.

    There is no real answer to which is best from Refractor, reflector (dobs inc) , Mak-Cas, astrography and so on.

    Ive seen the usual question asked is "what will i see with what size scope" i know i asked the same thing, and everyone say aperture is king - well maybe now having got three scopes of varying sizes can answer the what can you see question for my 3
  4. Final M33 for season

    by , 10-26-2015 at 01:17 AM
    Steve, the first link doesn't appear to open correctly. I'm not sure what to use to search for it. Could you please re-post it? (There is a link "button" in the composition dialog that may help to keep it workable.)

    Quote Originally Posted by STEVE333 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnP_1 View Post
    Wonderful image Steve! In fact, I am in the process of deciding on my new Triplet and you decided it with this one.
    Thanks John - I saw all the beautiful images from Scott (Hondo) using this telescope along with the Stellarvue
  5. Messier 110 Award - The Final Countdown

    by , 10-06-2015 at 01:21 PM
    Today is 10/6/15 and to my delight it is still nice and dark at 6am. I woke up and went outside to see if I could see the Hunter; there Orion the Hunter sat prominently displayed in all his glory just having crossed the meridian. I figure that I have a two hour window to work with between 4 and 6 am to see what I can do with him.

    Of course there are other fantastic things to image surrounding Orion. It was surreal to behold because I'm used to viewing him in the dead of night ...
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