David Moody, FRAS 17.5" f/5 dob 10" f/10 SCT 5" f/8 refractor 80mm f/6 refractor 66mm f/6 refractor Plus a few others out of the rotation
Quote: Stephan's Quintet is pretty much south (and just slightly west) of 7331 about 29-30 arc minutes (i.e., half a degree). This is where knowing your eyepiece TFOV is handy. When I use my 26T5 on my 17.5" dob, for instance, I know it has nearly a degree FOV (~.95 degree), so when I move a bit over half an eyepiece FOV to the south, I should be able to see the faint mess that is Stephan's Quintet. At that point, I add the appropriate magnification and, Voila! Galaxies!
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Quote:SkywardEyes has a website with this very subject discussed, with a picture of these galaxies, and describes the task of 'hopping' to Stephan's Quintet from 7331.
(about halfway down the page)
This taught me something as I thought those faint companions of 7331 WERE the quintet!
Visual deep sky 18" f4.3 David Lukehurst dob 8" f/6 Dark Star dob 8x42 binos 100% visual observing...
Quote:Last night I nailed the star hop from Eta Pegasi (I'm sure that's a weight off all your minds), still think it's an awkward one but useful what with Stephan's Quintet handy.
14" f/4.5 dob. 6" f/8 dob.
Can someone tell me if NGC 7318A and 7318B are counted as one, or two objects? If they're one, then I only saw four.
Quote:Whilst I was at 7331 the other night I tried Stephan's Qunintet in our 8 inch but like Cygnusx1 feel it may be beyond that aperture. They may be just too distant. I am cautiously optimistic that the Pegasus I cluster may be achievable in the 8 inch from my back yard (would be my first galaxies outside of our Local Supercluster).
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Quote:As for Pegasus-1, it actually isn't that hard from a dark sky site, although only about two of the galaxies stand out to any degree (NGC's 7619 and 7626).
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.