Chuck D. Clawson, MI, USAProud owner of: Orion XT10i w/ Moonlite focuser & ZOC mirror, Celestron Ultima 8 PEC, Celestron C5+, Meade 90mm f/11 achromat (Model #390), and some random accessories (see bio).
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
Quote:NGC 6939 and NGC 6946 comes to mind.
Quote:M84, M86, and some or all of Markarian's Chain
Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform
Quote: Also the Coathanger has a gorgeous cluster at its tip that no one talks about.
Losmandy G8, Alt-Az AZ5 and Voyager, Telementor, AS80/1200, AS110/1650, Atik314L Pan 27-19; Delos 10; BGO 18-12.5-9; Pentax XF12-8.5 XO5.1-2.5; Siebert 36, TV Plossl 55; TMB SMC 16-7; Zeiss H-40-25-16, O-40-25-16-12.5-10-6-4; ATC 40K-20K-15E-8E; ATC Barlows 2x and 1.5x My astro page
David W. Knisely . . . . . . "If you aren't having fun in this hobby, you aren't doing it right." Hyde Memorial Observatory http://www.hydeobservatory.info Prairie Astronomy Club http://www.prairieastronomyclub.org
The Darker the Better! ======================= Obsession 18" f4.5 Classic #1934 Takahashi FS102 Refractor on EM10 Telescope Service 152 f5.9 SkyWatcher ED80 Pro Parks 60mm f11 Refractor Televue Ethos 21mm, 13mm, 6mm Televue Nagler 31mm, 7mm Televue Panoptic 27mm, 19mm Televue 2X, 3X Barlows Lumicon UHC, OIII, and H-beta filters Takahashi "Astronomer" 22x60 binos Vixen Ultima 9X63 binos Celestron 15X70 Skymaster binos
Quote:NGC6712 + IC1295
Tom Polakis Tempe, AZ Visual observing, DSLR photography, lunar & planetary imaging http://www.pbase.com/polakis/
Ross WorkmanDawson Springs, KYWest Kentucky Amateur Astronomers www.wkaa.net18" f/4.5 Frontier Dob with a Galaxy primary - Argo Navis - ServoCat 12.5" f/4.8 Frontier Dob with Sky CommanderTasco 38T 8" f/6 NewtonianCelestron Ultima 8 SCT
Quote:I like the "whale" galaxy, NGC 4631, and the "hockey stick" galaxy NGC 4656...
C-11 SCT, XT10i Dob, C-6 SCT, ETX125PE Mak-Cass, TV102, & AT66
"We the People are the rightful master of both congress and the courts - not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the constitution." Abraham Lincoln"
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 19:1
My Blog http://buddybarbee.wordpress.com
Quote:Kemble's Cascade + NGC1502
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Another asterism/open cluster pair, albeit a bit more difficult to see simultaneously, is Collinder 399 and NGC 6802.
DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
- Mike ------------ If you make something idiot proof, someone will just make a better idiot. ------------ Mallincam VSS+ iOptron Minitower Celestron 9.25 Edge HD WO EZ Touch mount Skywatcher 150/750 Newt Equinox 80 refractor Equinox 120 refractor Stellarvue M1 mount Nagler Type 4 - 12,17 and 22 and 3-6 zoom Pentax XW 7,10,30 and 40 XL Delos 14 ---
Quote:with galaxies, you can get almost infinite list.
Quote:Quote:with galaxies, you can get almost infinite list. +1A lot of cuties have already been mentioned.How about Ngc 663, 659 and 654 or M103 and Trumpler 1 or even all five in the same wide field of view in Cassiopeia?