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Ray Teeter 18" f/3.5 Dob D&G 5.375" f/20(?) refractor 天体観測にも威力を発揮する、本格仕様の大口径双眼望遠鏡です。 興和ハイランダー
Quote:My bad-I use a F/5 15" Dob. My backyard is an orange zone-a red lies 5 miles to the west/south-east is a little better.I have tried them in the east and close to the zenith.Seeing has been fair/mediocre on the nights I have been working on these.
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Chuck D. Clawson, MI, USAProud owner of: Orion XT10i w/ Moonlite focuser & ZOC mirror, Celestron Ultima 8 PEC, Celestron C5+, Meade 90mm f/11 achromat (Model #390), and some random accessories (see bio).
16.5 inch f 5.3 Zambuto optics homebuilt Dob
8 inch f 8 homebuilt Dob
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Quote:.....Two nights ago I checked NGC5053 from my backyard in 63mm refractor. I was surprised that there was something suspicious at 53x. But looking at nytecam, I could have been picking up the light from few faint stars superimposed on the cluster (I assume these are not the cluster members).
Quote:These two are tough also for me. I never succeeded with NGC5053 in my former 10" Newton. But I saw that one using my 4" refractor. As others were saying the key is a dark sky as possible. Once I observed it under darker sky and it was much easier to see it at 36x as a large, slightly irregular misty patch. NGC5466 is still a difficult target for 4" refractor from my backyard. But I don't remember struggling with it as with NGC5053. I saw it on the first try (could be just lucky with weather).Two nights ago I checked NGC5053 from my backyard in 63mm refractor. I was surprised that there was something suspicious at 53x. But looking at nytecam, I could have been picking up the light from few faint stars superimposed on the cluster (I assume these are not the cluster members).
Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform