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#1 archer1960

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 08:44 AM

Last Friday night, a friend of mine talked me through a star hop to the "-3" asterism with my 4" on a camera tripod, and it looked great at about 50x. Now I want to be able to goto that with my good mount so I can take a picture of it, so I need the coordinates. Can somebody point me to them? I tried googling, but couldn't come up with search terms that worked.

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:10 AM

There is an asterism known as Pakan's 3 in Monoceros not too far from M50.

06h52m30.0s -10°10'00"

It's listed in the Saguaro Astronomy Club's asterism download:

http://www.saguaroas...t/downloads.htm

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 09:18 AM

That sounds like it's probably the one, since the star hop was northeast from Sirius. I'll take a look to confirm.

Edit - Yep, that's it; thanks for the quick response!







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