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    Default Re: Messier 78?



    Not to worry, there are fine observing opportunities for every season. Plus, just like a reliable old friend, Orion will be back with you in a few months.
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    Default Re: Messier 78?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomma View Post
    Awww that's sad.. I don't know what I'm gonna do when I can't see Orion anymore ): . It is always the first place I look because I can see so much in it.
    Orion is always a hoot.
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    Orion is what I use to check seeing conditions. Depending on how much I can see in it tells me alot. Passed two night have been great confirmed the red and orange. But on poor seeing everything is blue and isnt as big.
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    Default Re: Messier 78?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomma View Post
    Awww that's sad.. I don't know what I'm gonna do when I can't see Orion anymore ): . It is always the first place I look because I can see so much in it.
    Sagittarius in summer, even better! My first back to hobby summer I spent entirely in Saggittarius/Scorpio region. Few years later I am still coming there for more targets.
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    Sco is nicely placed now at about 4AM.

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    Still a little further down for me. I'm east coast so at about 6am it's breaking the horizon if my skeye is right.
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    M78 is do able under LP skies with 120mm. But you won't be rocked off your feet in amazement. Two very dim lights in an even dimmer small cloud. That's all. Easily overlooked.
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    Finally bagged this one from a Bortle 4 sky in rural Wisconsin. I only had my ST80 clone with me and my shortest EP was a 10mm, so I couldn't go above 40X.

    The nebulosity was quite obvious, but not very large or bright.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcj380 View Post
    Finally bagged this one from a Bortle 4 sky in rural Wisconsin. I only had my ST80 clone with me and my shortest EP was a 10mm, so I couldn't go above 40X.

    The nebulosity was quite obvious, but not very large or bright.
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    Yep.
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