About to make an assault on the Horsehead
Posted 16 November 2011 - 06:10 PM
Rain and clouds should be out of Middle GA and the moon old enough to allow a shot at it this weekend.
Wish me luck, I am going in!
Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:27 PM
Posted 16 November 2011 - 08:38 PM
I had my doubts before looking as it was my first visual but it was done with certainty. Very rewarding view. Intrusion seemed more thumblike than horse but the view was had while standing in a line. Im confident with more time and some otger oculars the horses nose woulve popped.
I envy your upcoming observations.
Posted 16 November 2011 - 09:05 PM
I saw it Halloween night with my new 16" from a green dark site. A 24Pan gave the best view as the exit pupil was larger than with a 13E.
Posted 16 November 2011 - 11:14 PM
I hope that helps;
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Posted 20 November 2011 - 10:47 PM
Go for it guy! After missing the SNs, you must feel a need to get some serious challenges done.
And oh, an 8 inch? I wasn't going to even attempt it. Of course, it is out of the question from home. Ft. Davis? Maybe. Some where in South West Texas, anyway.
Clear skies & dark!
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:30 PM
Which scope did you use for your view? I'm thinking you used the 16 inch, but given what was said up there, I'm not entirely sure..
Posted 21 November 2011 - 03:04 PM
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 05:31 PM
Good luck! Finally got it myself last February... it's not much to look at but it's a milestone observation.
Check out Carol's link to her sketch. That's EXACTLY what I've seen with my 16" and an H-Beta filter. Great job on the sketch Carol.
To see the horsey's nose always seemed to take a larger scope. A friend's 28" showed the nose pretty well.
Posted 21 November 2011 - 11:23 PM
I've been predominately using my 16 inch. About ten years ago I was up above a foggy inversion layer with my 8 inch and saw the Flame like I've never seen it since. Tried so hard for the HH but didn't have any filter. Still waiting for those conditions with the 16 but winter observing on the Wet Coast is rare.