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Dobson | CG4 | DwarfStar & Manf 055XDB | Manf 3232 Swivel Tilt & Oben ACM-2400
C Skymaster 8x56 | Z Emerge 7x30 | Bushnell Xtra Wide 5x25
Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois
Quote:I had my first quality visit with Cassiopeia last night. I'm hooked on the OC! But I was only able to find one of the two "bright" galaxies near Andromeda. In my 8" at 75x, NGC 185 appeared as a largish, round, very faint blob of slight gray against black ... but I couldn't for the life of me see 147.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
"Warning: Objects in telescope are farther than they appear"
Orion XT8 SkyQuest, 10x50 Orion Scenix
Amateur astronomer since June 2011
C-11 SCT, XT10i Dob, C-6 SCT, ETX125PE Mak-Cass, TV102, & AT66
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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 19:1
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Quote:I also don't understand 4' versus 4" - I would assume former is minutes, the latter is seconds. But then why is there an object listed as 240"x210"? Wouldn't that be 4'x3.5'?I just don't get it...
DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
WO Megrez 90mm, Manfrotto tripod
SW 200mm, EQ5
Nikon Action EX 8x40, Fujinon Polaris 10x50
Garrett Signature 15x70