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bunyon
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Re: New here, what to look at (visual not ap) new [Re: Ed D]
      #5636703 - 01/22/13 11:36 AM

There is an open cluster coming (M46) that is one of my favorites. A really nice open cluster that contains a little treat (I'll let you read/discover it on your own).

But, as others say, if you don't expect astrophoto like images, there is a lot to look at. Start with the brighter stuff and don't get in a hurry. And don't get frustrated when you inevitably fail to find/see something.


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richard hoyt
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Re: New here, what to look at (visual not ap) new [Re: bunyon]
      #5637834 - 01/22/13 09:45 PM

Awesome thanks guys. I think this weekend will be fun. I will give you a report once I get some free time.

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Re: New here, what to look at (visual not ap) new [Re: richard hoyt]
      #5638163 - 01/23/13 01:27 AM

I highly recommend that you get a copy of the Sky & Telescope Pocket Sky Atlas. It's probably the best value in astronomy (about $14!). It breaks the sky down into very user-friendly chunks and shows the variety of objects available. I found it to be the most logically organized charts around. The indexes in the back also help you keep track of the Messier, NGC, and Caldwell objects that you find.

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ensign
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Re: New here, what to look at (visual not ap) new [Re: kfiscus]
      #5638583 - 01/23/13 10:18 AM

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I highly recommend that you get a copy of the Sky & Telescope Pocket Sky Atlas. It's probably the best value in astronomy (about $14!). It breaks the sky down into very user-friendly chunks and shows the variety of objects available. I found it to be the most logically organized charts around. The indexes in the back also help you keep track of the Messier, NGC, and Caldwell objects that you find.




+1

Initially I found that I was intimidated by the complexity of star charts. The simplified ones in "Nightwatch" by Terence Dickinson helped me a great deal.


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GeneT
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Re: New here, what to look at (visual not ap) new [Re: richard hoyt]
      #5643183 - 01/25/13 07:11 PM

All planets, the moon, globular clusters, double stars, nebula, carbon stars--everything!

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