M109, The Box, and Arp269
Posted 15 May 2011 - 04:39 PM
Posted 15 May 2011 - 05:34 PM
Excellent observations of M109, The Box, and Arp 269. You have captured all of these objects very nicely in your fine instrument. Thank you for sharing them with us all.
Posted 15 May 2011 - 05:47 PM
Those are some great sketches that you have made. The box is a great little cluster of galaxies. Do you think I could see it with my 10" dob or the C-11 SCT?
I was wondering what an APM MC1610 is though since I am not familiar with it and do not know what size or type of telescope it is.
Posted 16 May 2011 - 07:43 AM
Very good sketches of M-109, The Box & Arp 269 .
Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:08 AM
Posted 16 May 2011 - 11:30 AM
Buddy, the APM MC1610 is a 16" f/10 Mak-Cass (Intes Micro optics in an APM/Germany tube).
From skies similar to mine (suburban, green zone, NELM about 5.5), your 10" Dob or 11" SCT should pull in at least the two brightest members of The Box. From pristine skies (grey or black zone, NELM 7+), you should get a view pretty similar to what I see in the 16".
Jef, The Box is definitely worth a look, particularly from dark skies.
Posted 16 May 2011 - 12:08 PM
Posted 16 May 2011 - 02:44 PM
I found The Box and Stephan's Quintet quite similar in terms of difficulty, so you should enjoy it.