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aa6ww
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M104, Jaws and Stargate in one field of view new
      #5649664 - 01/29/13 03:13 AM

Have many noticed this trio in their eyepiece in the same field of view? With Corvus coming up now just before midnight here in Calif, this trio is always one of my favorites to capture in the same field of view.
What scope and eyepiece to you use to capture all three at once? Are you able to see all 6 stars in the Stargate if you are using a smaller scope, in addition to also seeing M104 and the asterism Jaws?
More often than not, I find myself using my 6" F5 Celestron Omni for observing this with a 26 Nagler, probably because I find myself using this scope more at this time of the year on my patio, which faces the south where I find Corvus.

http://www.astro-pat.com/latest/M104-Jaws-Stargate-032409.htm


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Re: M104, Jaws and Stargate in one field of view new [Re: aa6ww]
      #5650004 - 01/29/13 10:30 AM

Beautiful image, thanks for the views of three different and interesting objects.

Rich (RLTYS)


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Re: M104, Jaws and Stargate in one field of view new [Re: Rich (RLTYS)]
      #5650284 - 01/29/13 01:06 PM

I've seen all three simultaneously many times through a 101mm Tele Vue refractor, which produces a 4.4 degree TFOV view with a 35mm Tele Vue Panoptic, and other rich-field and short-to-medium-focal-length telescopes.

I don't recall whether I could see the six stars of the Stargate asterism through the 101mm refractor.

Dave Mitsky


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Re: M104, Jaws and Stargate in one field of view [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5650434 - 01/29/13 02:20 PM

All six stars are visible in the Stargate (Struve 1659) in my TV102 refractor, but from a dark sky site and at a much higher magnification than the low power wide field-of-view required to see them all in the same FOV.

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