Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
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Present gear: 16-inch f/4.5 Dobsonian 50mm straight through-finder Green laser pointer 26mm, 32mm, and 38mm 70 degree field EPs 4.7mm, 14mm and 18mm 82 degree field EPs 8mm, 17mm, 21mm 68 degree field EPs 2X 2" Barlow Tirion star atlas (white stars, black background) hand-laminated Megastar Editor & co-founder Las Vegas Astronomical Society Observer's Challenge To nudge or not to nudge, that is the question www.fredrayworth.com
Quote:I saw it as a nice blue round ball. I didn't note any distinctive features at the time (2004) and my O-III filter didn't help either. Magnification was 70X through a 16-inch f/6.4. Wasn't the best seeing conditions. I'll have to revisit it for a closer look.
Celestron C6 on CGE5 mount 25mm Celestron Plossl 8-24mm Televue zoom Bushnell 10x50 binocs
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
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