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    Default Observe Dark Nebulae with Binoculars



    The timing for this is not the best due to Moon glare, but when it becomes more manageable, here's a S & T article:

    https://www.skyandtelescope.com/obse...or-binoculars/
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    Default Re: Observe Dark Nebulae with Binoculars

    Hello Jim,

    and thank you for the alert on the Sky&Telescope article!

    The dark nebulae are amazing deep skies objects for the binoculars,
    and the old wisdom says: Train your eyes on the dark nebuale first, before trying the bright nebulae.
    Visibility of the dark nebulae is also an excellent indicator of the quality of night skies.

    Beyond the popular Barnard's dark nebulae, there is a dozen of the Lynd's dark nebulae (LDN),
    and even more when we add the Lynd's ones biting into the IC 1318. All of them are binocular objects.

    Highest recommended,

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    Default Re: Observe Dark Nebulae with Binoculars

    I was ready to try out my Baader OIII filter last week for nebula when I discovered my filter was for CCD and too dark for visual. I had to turn my attention to dark nebula. Cep was in a nice position so I had a look at Le Gentil 3 from the Pocket Atlas. Next opportunity I want to try identifying some more in Cep

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