George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association
Celestron C6 on CGE5 mount 25mm Celestron Plossl 8-24mm Televue zoom Bushnell 10x50 binocs
Quote:I found lots of pictures on the ‘net, but only one visual description , with a 20-inch Dob and no filters.Last night I could see it as a little triangle of haze using a 26mm Nagler in my 5-inch ES127ED triplet, using a UHC filter. However, I discovered a little later that the lens was starting to frost up.There are several nice open clusters in the same area, plus the “not a planetary” PK 151+2.1, which seems to be another HII knot. I need to take a look at that one too!
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24" f/3.7 Starstructure
Adventures In Deep Space
7500+ NGC/IC Visual Descriptions
Quote:Using a 6" f/5 in 1993:"bright, looks like miniature LMC, slightly triangular shape, large"Not particularly detailed, but hey, it was a 6". From a Blue LP Zone.