• SW120ED, 8SE, Z10, ST80 •
• AVX, Porta II (MM) •
• Astrobin •
[August 21st, 2017]
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
Dave in West Michigan Tasco 10te (1959) 76.2x1200mm Tasco 7TE-5 60x1000mm f16.7 Meade 2045 sct Meade 312 80mmx900 (Japan) Polarex 114 60x900 Jason 313 SYW Yamamoto 60x900mm Orion 10 Inteliscope Dob, Nexstar C6, 102, and 80GT, Ultima C8, Coulter 8 dob, Meade ETX80, LXD75 Pentax 12x42 DCF, 16x50 PCF, Swift 8x40 Pentax ist DSLR, Canon sx110
Quote:Woohoo, i'm about 24 hours away from standing in a blue/gray zone.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
12" ScopeScavenger Truss Prototype 1.0 http://scopescavengerastronomy.blogspot.com ETX90 with goto--currenltly on loan to an aspiring young astronomer Z12 Zhumell Dob with setting circles and digital inclinometer--currently dissected for parts EPs (Agena 24-8mm zoom, 30mm 2" zhumell, 28mm super plossl, Celestron basic kit 15mm and 9mm) 10x42 Alpen binos 20x80 binos
Quote:At the top of my list is M31, this is a must for me. This will be my first view of a non-light polluted galaxy, as all i've seen thus far have been from the middle of a white zone.
Orlando, Florida, 81° W, 28.5° N, Joined: 8/27/11
CGEM, C8, C11, AT72ED, NexStar 5SE
Orion Starshoot Pro V2 Color, NexImage 5 / ASI120MC Planetary imagers
My photos: http://astrobin.com/users/Steve/
Quote:Quote:At the top of my list is M31, this is a must for me. This will be my first view of a non-light polluted galaxy, as all i've seen thus far have been from the middle of a white zone.Your dark site might not be dark enough to see M31 like you might be expecting. M31 as seen in the pictures is 3° wide or 6 full moons wide. The animation shows M31 as seen in a light polluted place and a really dark site. Actually I doubt anyone can see the full galaxy like you see in the pictures. It is too dim. What you will see is probably something in-between these two images. I look forward to your dark site report when you get back.