Even is outer suburb Moab, UT skies (near Arches NP) where the Mily Way is highly visible; I still could not see the Viel with 2.3x40, 50mm Vixen Ascot, 9x63 nor 15x63 Orion Mini giants all w/o filters. But I could see the North American.
Veil Nebula in binoculars?
Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:28 PM
Posted 14 September 2014 - 01:27 AM
Posted 14 September 2014 - 04:31 PM
If you can see the Milky Way and you know where to look and what to expect, then the east side is straightforward but not impressive in a 10x42 without a filter. George
Probably don't know what to expect w/o a filter since I have only seen viel in large telescopes (w & w/o filters).
Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:55 PM
I've seen both Veil arcs on a superb night from my backyard, which is about 7200 feet
elevation. I used a pair of Fuji 10x70's with no filters. I've looked for it since that night
with smaller pairs (7x35, 8x40, 15x60) but never saw it again.
I am sure LP is the determining factor here, my 8x40s might be capable if the sky is