Small Summer Planetaries
Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:09 AM
Thank you for putting together a fine list...I just love observing lists! Some of these will be new for me which is always a good thing.
And thanks J.C.F. for the spreadsheet. I always enjoy comparing the descriptions of prolific observers with what I myself see. Nice work!
Posted 09 July 2013 - 09:20 PM
I want a nice long respite full restoring evening with these.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:01 AM
Posted 10 July 2013 - 01:47 AM
I just can't seriously consider making a go of this with the lit parking lot and ghastly 5v sky.
I can understand your contempt of the brightly lit parking lot, but a NELM 5 sky isn't bad at all. I can see most of these planetaries in a 4" under a NELM 2.5 summer sky, with the Sun less than 12° below the horizon. The trick is to use high magnification, which you're going to anyway, since they're small.
Posted 10 July 2013 - 05:42 PM
A few nights ago, I imaged NGC 7139 in Cepheus from a slightly less dark site. Here's a clickable thumbnail below. I love imaging PNs as much as observing them. The diversity in colors and shapes is amazing.
Posted 11 July 2013 - 02:46 AM
Your observing site sounds awesome.
Posted 13 July 2013 - 01:30 PM
Posted 15 July 2013 - 08:22 PM