Orion XT10 Classic
Celestron 8-24mm Zoom
"No Name" Plossls, 40mm, 10mm (Ret.)
Orion Sirius Plossls, 25mm, 10mm (Ret.)
Orion DeepView, 35mm, 28mm
Ethos, 21mm, 13mm, 8mm, 4.7mm
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Orion XT10(Original F/5) SkyStopper Equatorial Platform
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer since 1978.
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5
Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10
Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Quote:Really, you bagged it with your SCT and narrow FOV? I was out looking for it in my 8" SCT as low power from a 40mm EP and a nebula filter and could not see it. I panned around 52cyg as I know it was there, but just not visable in my scope.
I'll try it again with a dedicated SCT OIII filter and see if I can see it there. Otherwise have to hunt it down with my 10" Dob at low power....still looking for the NA one too!
BTW, what kind of sky do you have there, I'm in a red zone, so lot's of LP.
Quote:I did see hints of it with the 10" Dob and a filter, but Very faint
Shane in black-zone New Mexico
Quote:I observe from a white zone backyard with no filters. Using my 10" dob, I can find 52 Cygni and see not even a hint of the Veil.Using the same scope/eyepiece at Stellafane, the Veil shines like a neon light! A darker sky really makes a difference.
10 in. Odyssey Dob. f/4.5 26mm Meade Super Plossl 17mm & 13mm TV Plossls 8mm RKE 2.5x TV Barlow Telrad 8x50 RA finder 8x42 Binoculars Uranometria 1 & 2 "Get out of Dodge"...and go scopin'!
DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
Quote:...If I had black skies like in North Korea, I wouldn't need any filters.
C-11 SCT, XT10i Dob, C-6 SCT, ETX125PE Mak-Cass, TV102, & AT66
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Quote:DJ,What? No OIII? That's like a sandwich without Hellamn's.But nebula can shine one night and disappear the next night. So how much does a filter really matter. If I had black skies like in North Korea, I wouldn't need any filters.
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Quote:DJ,What? No OIII? That's like a sandwich without Hellamn's.
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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
Quote:Have you caught your breath yet Philler? The Veil does that to folks.The North America nebula is quite the task. I zero in on NGC-6997, an open cluster as my starting point. I steer southwards to a little knot with three stars in a short line. According to pictures, it's the gulf. Like many, I wish I had much, much, much better skies. [/quoteThe first time I saw the Veil Neb. almost 20 years ago was when my jaw almost dropped. I used my 10 in. at low power with a neb filter. I spent enough time enjoying it that it will always be fixed in my mind, but I probably should have at least drawn a picture of it.I'll keep on working on the NA neb.
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12" Dob, 4" Mak, 3" APO, PST, bunch of green eyepieces & an understanding wife.
Quote:Hi, I live in a red zone. Last night I could just barely make out the constellation Corona which I use as a guide as to how faint I can see. The last star in the "C" is mag.5 and I could just barley see it. It is straight overhead and all of the Hercules keystone. I was looking ay M13 as well last night.
Perhaps I need for it to get a little higher in the sky to try again. I think I will try it again in my 9x63 Bino's and put the filter on the front of one of the lenses? Otherwise I'm going to use my 10" Dob tonight if it stays clear
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