150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the USFL, when football was more than a game.
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Skywatcher 120ED Refractor Assorted Zhumell Planetary, Skywatcher and ES eyepieces, a 2x barlow and a few filters. iOptron MiniTower II Sony NEX 3 for astrophotography
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
.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!
Quote:I wonder what the smallest scopes people use to detect these two planets, and if so, what type of darkness conditions were you observing in to detect such tiny dim objects.
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Quote:Quote:I wonder what the smallest scopes people use to detect these two planets, and if so, what type of darkness conditions were you observing in to detect such tiny dim objects.With mag. 6.2 skies (significant suburban light pollution) Uranus & Neptune are both visible with minimal optical aid, like 4x20 binoculars. (Colourless starlike points, obviously!) With slightly better skies Uranus should be a fairly easy naked eye object. I could probably see it from home if it was at the zenith instead of not even halfway up the sky when on the meridian.
Quote:I meant to say "I wonder what the smallest scope people have used to detect these two small moons, on the Planet Uranus, and also how dark are the skies used to see them both.
Quote:It is said that light pollution doesnt matter for looking at the moon, Jupiter, Mars, the bright objects... but would I be right to say that for the dimmer planets it most definitely does affect the view?
18" f/4.2 homebuilt truss 12.5" f/6 hybrid tube dob
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DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
Quote:"David Grey" - Who He Scored 17/99 (0 perfect): perhaps work on your greys Have to wonder about monitor fidelity tho' and Internet similarly.Regards, David (Gray).