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
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
Meade 12.5" F/6 Research Grade
1971 Criterion RV-6
Orion Observer 70mm Refractor
Homemade 4" f/12 reflector (being rebuilt)
I want to do more then just look.
Quote:Looks like I am going to have to get a 24"......
Astronomer for the People. "Taking Chaos out of the Cosmos" "There's an amazing universe all around us...EXPLORE IT!!!" So many galaxies, so little time!
Quote:I observed NGC 40 last night for the first time, and it appears as a near circular, misty cloud around the central star, between two magnitude 10 stars. Kind of reminds me of M13. No color was observed in my 12 inch reflector. Why not?I can't believe I forgot to use the Baader UHC filter. Still, a very nice object.-Stephen
Yes, the darned Moon does get in the way sometimes.
Is the NPB similar to the UHC filter? Same kind of narrowband filtering? If I remember it is from Europe.
Quote:David;Thanks for the info, I think I may give the NPB a try. There aren't enough targets for the H Beta, I just don't have the money to experiment right now.Glad to see that it is from the USA.Clear skies;Steve Coe