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stbehastx
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Good Nubula to view
      #5586611 - 12/24/12 02:52 AM

Aloha all, I have some 15x70's and have recently fallen in love with viewing the great nebula in Orion. What are some of your favorite nebula's you may recommend for me to view that appear in binoculars to have features (obvious nebulosity) as opposed to clusters (which I also like, just that I seem to see many more of those and want a few more good ones like Orion nebula.)

Thanks CN


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Man in a Tub
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: stbehastx]
      #5586632 - 12/24/12 04:04 AM

At your latitude in the summer, Messier 8 (the Lagoon Nebula) in Sagittarius should be a wonderful sight with a 15x70.

For just obvious nebulosity, Messier 17 (the Swan Nebula), also in Sagittarius, will show its shape. (Actually, it'll look more like a tiny, upside-down rubber ducky.)

Messier 27 (the Dumbbell Nebula) in Vulpecula should satisfy you.

A good resource for you:

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/publications/starcharts/

Clear skies,


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GlennLeDrew
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: Man in a Tub]
      #5587086 - 12/24/12 11:47 AM

After M42, do realize that just about all others will be pale by comparison, certainly in a binocular. Those Todd pointed out are nice targets for your bino. As long as your expectations are not overly high, these, and a handful of others if your observing location is dark, should satisfy.

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KennyJ
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: GlennLeDrew]
      #5587528 - 12/24/12 05:07 PM

Along with tethered lens caps,Nebulae are amongst the last things I think about when recounting almost half a century's most memorable experiences with binoculars!

Kenny


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SMark
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: KennyJ]
      #5587584 - 12/24/12 06:09 PM

Aw Kenny... You just need a bigger bino!

A few nights ago I happened to be at a dark sky location with a beautiful clear sky and my 16x80 w/tripod. M42 was absolutely grand, and so vivid I doubt I will ever forget it. Kept going back to it again and again...


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Rich V.
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: KennyJ]
      #5587696 - 12/24/12 07:56 PM

Just guessing, but I suppose winter in England isn't the best time for nebulae viewing, anyhow. M42 is beautiful but only if you can see it!

The summer MW must peek out once in a while even in England, though, yes?

Come out here to the arid American West, Kenny, and you can see just how wonderful it and other fuzzy clouds of dust and gas can be in 100mm binos!

Merry Christmas!

Rich


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StarStuff1
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: Rich V.]
      #5587778 - 12/24/12 09:39 PM

An old timey "nebula" like M31 is a very good target. So is M33 and M81 & M82. OK, OK these are galaxies. Not too many other great nebs from your location unless you add filters to your optical train. Hmmm...the North American Nebula, the Helix, and certainly a few more. But they won't knock your sox off like M42.

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PJ Anway
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: stbehastx]
      #5588249 - 12/25/12 09:48 AM

From a dark site, the Veil is very nice. In my 10X50's the entire structure (a broken ring) is apparent.

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ErixAdministrator
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #5589489 - 12/26/12 11:02 AM

PJ, do you use filters with your binoculars?

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daniel_h
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: Erix]
      #5590141 - 12/26/12 07:08 PM

in Hawaii you might catch carina Nebula, it will be low on the Sth horizon abut 130am in the morning

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PJ Anway
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: Erix]
      #5590158 - 12/26/12 07:18 PM Attachment (27 downloads)

Hi Erika,

The binocs are Zeiss West (Oberkochen) 10X50's and I use them with and without a pair of Lumicon 2" UHC's. Here's a pic:


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stbehastx
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #5590429 - 12/26/12 10:37 PM

Thanks all, we're having some cloudy nights recently but once the sky clears, I look forward to trying these all out.

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camvan
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: stbehastx]
      #5590546 - 12/26/12 11:48 PM

this summer I had the opportunity to use my Nikon Premier SE 8x32's at the Merritt Star Quest. skies were so dark that with a trained eye, you could EASILY see the Veil Nebula. I thoroughly enjoyed laying back and just gaze at it for a while.

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daniel_h
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: camvan]
      #5590741 - 12/27/12 05:48 AM

Pj that's an interesting way to attach the filter

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PJ Anway
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: daniel_h]
      #5590794 - 12/27/12 07:52 AM Attachment (21 downloads)

Quote:

Pj that's an interesting way to attach the filter




Hi Daniel,

I made caps from delrin, and then machined some threaded aluminum inserts for the filters. Here's a pic:


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ErixAdministrator
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #5591159 - 12/27/12 12:53 PM

PJ, that's quite a set up with the filters. Thanks for posting that.

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curiosidad
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: Erix]
      #5591503 - 12/27/12 05:24 PM

Hi .
Pj it is a good setup for view nebula?
north america,roseta,and others are good?
Is best in the front position the filters?


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faackanders2
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: PJ Anway]
      #5591515 - 12/27/12 05:30 PM

Quote:

From a dark site, the Veil is very nice. In my 10X50's the entire structure (a broken ring) is apparent.




I never have been able to see the viel in binos (unfiltered).
Unfortunately my 25x100 are straight through and I can't see comfortably above 60-70 deg above horizon. 9x65 & 15x63 on monopod w/ pivot pistol grip don't have sufficient aperture.


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faackanders2
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: curiosidad]
      #5591520 - 12/27/12 05:34 PM

Quote:

Hi .
Pj it is a good setup for view nebula?
north america,roseta,and others are good?
Is best in the front position the filters?




was able to see North American in 2.3x40mm opera glasses (skyglow filter on one barrel). Have only been able to see rosette Nebula in my large dob from a very dark site with filters.


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faackanders2
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Re: Good Nubula to view new [Re: faackanders2]
      #5591524 - 12/27/12 05:37 PM

Truly the best binocula nebulae pan, is panning from Lagoon to Trifid and OC to M24 to Swan and Eagle and up to wild Duck.
I always do enjoy this is the summer with 25x100s mounted on camera tripod. Lagoon and Trifid start out in same view.


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