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Quote:Among extended objects, only the pretty bright stuff would seen to be accessible. Perhaps the eye can better see the fainter parts through an eyepiece on the same scope. If so, from this standpoint this is a step backward, at least for so-called 'live' viewing.
Quote:Well, on my screen only the very brightest parts of the nebulosity is seen. 50mm binos readily show the full spherical bubble of the outer parts of M42. My comment was not concerned with the detail revealed in the brighter parts, but the absence of the fainter bits which are readily seen in small apertures.
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