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    Default Pleiades



    Man I really enjoy looking at the Pleiades I've got to see it twice so far with my Celestron Powerseeker 80eq The only EP that appears to look the best is my 20mm GSO Superview Wide view EP none of my other EP make it look that good I mean I got a 15mm GSO Superview EP but doesn't look as good as the 20mm does.

    I also have a 25mm that came with my 8'' inch dob it makes the Pleiades a bit more spread out but not as bright as the 20mm.

    I tried to look at M42 this morning around 3 AM couldn't see much of anything but then again the Moon was pretty bright which over powered these Messiers.

    Honestly I'm surprised that a 80EQ can see this kinda stuff I mean it's only a $120 telescope with about $100 in needed upgrades and I can't believe I can see some of these Messiers with a telescope like that.

    I honestly feel bad for people who bought the Celestron Powerseeker 80EQ and felt disappointed with it because they didn't search online for a site like astronomyforum.net to find out what I found out about my 80EQ I possibly would've got raid of mine to.

    Now granted for the money I put into my 80eq I'm sure I could've got maybe a better telescope honestly I have the hots for the Explore Scientific AR 102 man what i'd do to get my hands on one of them to have it's a real master piece.
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    Default Re: Pleiades

    Sounds great, Matt!

    Both M45 and M42 are readily viewable with 10x50 binoculars, so it's no surprise your 80mm can offer a great view. Once the Moon is out of the way, you should get an impressive view of M42.

    When you get a chance to lay your 8" dob on M42, you'll be chasing your socks across the yard.
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    Default Re: Pleiades

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    When you get a chance to lay your 8" dob on M42, you'll be chasing your socks across the yard.
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    Default Re: Pleiades

    The moon, the moon. aaahhhh!!.
    We have clear skies here again, but the moon is killing the viewing of most things apart from the moon itself lol.
    I keep trying to image M45 but now the moon is full I think I will leave it until next week when the moon is rising long after Pleiades has risen. But then the cloud god will return laughing!! aaahhhh
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    Default Re: Pleiades

    The OTA of the Powerseeker 80EQ is actually pretty good. I have the same scope on an AZ3 mount and with an upgraded diagonal and good quality eyepieces it is a great scope for planetary/lunar observation and splitting double stars. My favorite view of M45 is with my ST80A and a 32mm Plossl eyepiece, which fits the entire Pleiades in the FOV.

    Once the moon retreats try M42 again with your scope - you will be amazed and should easily resolve the Trapezium, two of which are binaries. Lots of double stars to split in Orion's belt too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    When you get a chance to lay your 8" dob on M42, you'll be chasing your socks across the yard.
    I could not have put it better myself sir.
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    Default Re: Pleiades

    M45 and M42! Waiting for them to move up in the sky is like waiting for some sweet astrostuff to finally land on the porch!
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    Default Re: Pleiades

    M42 is a beauty, you should be able to see some green color with your 8" when the Moon isn't out.
    M45 is massive.. I think it looks better in binoculars and finderscope than in my xt8, just because it won't fit otherwise.
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    I like the Pleiades best through my 15x70 binos, just a bunch of jewels overlaid on a black, velvety background. And M42 through an 8" Dob will take your breath away. You have a lot to look forward to this fall/winter.
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    I agree, The Pleiades are huge. One does not need a high powered scope to see their glory. Definitely something to look forward to this autumn.
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