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rodelaet
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Reged: 04/28/06

Loc: 50°56' N - 4°58' E (Belgium)
Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters
      #5375730 - 08/19/12 10:27 AM Attachment (187 downloads)

Hi Folks,

Last month, I spend some time with my binoculars to see how they perform with a pair of UHC-filters. These binoculars accept regular eyepieces, which is an advantage when it comes to using filters. Don't worry if your binoculars have fixed eyepieces. You can still insert the filters in the eyecups. If they don't fit immediately, cut some rings of foam to keep the filters at place. It is not the ideal solution but it works!
Here is my impression of Messier 17. The lower power of a pair of binoculars give room for observing the subtle extensions of M17. The Milky way background west of M17 also displayed a subtle pattern of mottling. The small cluster south of M17 is Messier 18. I hope that my sketch inspires you to grab you binoculars and go observing.

Site : Bisschofshofen, Austria
Date : July 18, 2012
Time : around 21.30UT
Binoculars : Teleskop Service 90 70mm binoculars
Magnification : 21.6x
FOV: 3.2
Filters : UHC
Seeing : 4/5
Transp. : 5/5
Sky brightness : 20.8 magnitudes per square arc second near zenith (SQM reading).
Nelm: 6
Sketch Orientation: N up, W right.
Digital sketch made with Corel Paint Shop Pro X2, based on a raw pencil sketch.


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Jef De Wit
Carpal Tunnel


Reged: 03/06/09

Loc: Hove, Belgium
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: rodelaet]
      #5375949 - 08/19/12 01:20 PM

Beautiful sketch! I admire always observers who take te time to sketch all the background stars. I don't

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niteskystargazer
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Reged: 10/05/09

Loc: 41-43'-28" N 87-42'-39" W
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: rodelaet]
      #5376099 - 08/19/12 03:09 PM

Rony,

Very nice sketch of M-17 ,

CS,KLU,

,

Tom


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JeanB
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 07/11/11

Loc: Montreal, Canada
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: rodelaet]
      #5376180 - 08/19/12 04:04 PM

Quote:

I hope that my sketch inspires you to grab you binoculars and go observing.




You can be sure it inspires me!

Jean


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Hubert
sage


Reged: 09/26/06

Loc: Belgium
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: JeanB]
      #5376232 - 08/19/12 04:30 PM

Amazing!

Hubert


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frank5817
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Reged: 06/13/06

Loc: Illinois
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: Hubert]
      #5376483 - 08/19/12 07:47 PM

Rony,

Great to see you here again. You continue to capture masterful wide field sketches of wonderful deep sky targets.
Your nights are getting darker and longer now.
Happy hunting.

Frank


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Andrev
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Loc: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: frank5817]
      #5376519 - 08/19/12 08:09 PM

Rony

This is truly impressive. Really its like looking through your binos, the effect is simply stunning. And these stars all around.. WOW. I'm impressed. I like it very much. Same comments about M16. More real than that it's the real view at the eyepiece.

Andre.


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rodelaet
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Loc: 50°56' N - 4°58' E (Belgium)
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: Andrev]
      #5390044 - 08/27/12 04:18 PM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

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Michael11
sage


Reged: 06/24/06

Loc: Israel
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: rodelaet]
      #5390084 - 08/27/12 04:49 PM

Very nice! Just the way it looked through my 80mm refractor, under dark skies.

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maroubra_boy
Vendor - Gondwana Telescopes


Reged: 09/08/09

Loc: Sydney, Australia
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: Michael11]
      #5390245 - 08/27/12 06:46 PM

Fabulous wide field sketch! I like the way you've 'illuminated' the FOV and left the black portal hole. It gives the sketch real life.

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phily
sage


Reged: 12/18/04

Loc: Kent, UK
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: maroubra_boy]
      #5397933 - 09/01/12 11:19 AM

That's just brilliant - very atmospheric and just what you see through an eyepiece (or two in this case!)
Phil


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gregory93
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Reged: 07/03/12

Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: phily]
      #5401518 - 09/03/12 05:31 PM

Excellent sketch!!

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ErixAdministrator
Toad Lily
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Reged: 12/25/04

Loc: Texas, USA
Re: Messier 17 with 70mm binoculars and UHC-filters new [Re: gregory93]
      #5403342 - 09/04/12 04:02 PM

Rony, it's great to see you again! Wonderful sketch!

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