18" f/4.2 homebuilt truss 12.5" f/6 hybrid tube dob
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Quote:So...was I seeing down to the limit for my scope and my 54-year-old eyes? Thing is, conditions were only so-so compared to darker sites I've been to, and I think I could go a good bit deeper at a darker location. Just wondering, because I'm not quite sure how detailed I need to make my maps for this region!-geo.
Quote:Heh - looks like the 16" is iced for now. How fleeting are budgets. I also learned the AGENA 16" mirrors can often be horrendous. Between the money redirect and the poor QC on *cheap* big glass its shelved for now.It's not as sad as it sounds but I was starting to like the idea of detail in ngc galaxies. I was going to try for Copelands Septet in Leo with the 8" at one time, how's that rate compared to the Perseus group?Pete