Quote: Just getting back into stargazing after a few years off. I have an 8 inch dob and a 5 inch mak. Trying to find M-13 with the dob and I'm having no luck. I've seen M-57 and a few double stars while waiting for M 13. I've viewed it many times from this location before. For some reason I can't seem to find it anymore, I think it's still there. I can't make out the fourth star any where,so I don't really know if I'm looking in the right place. Someone please tell where to look,besides up Thanks .
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Quote:+1 on David Knisely's recommendation of the Pocket Sky Atlas, but his reference to a rhombus could cause some confusion if you expect to find M13 in one. The keystone is a trapezoid.Note that the PSA has a list of Messier objects on the last page.
Quote: Still haven't been able to find it. I can't make out the four stars.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
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