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johntrob
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Vinayak]
      #5585231 - 12/23/12 08:56 AM

Again, thank you for taking the time to put this info together.

John


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krebs
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: johntrob]
      #5641126 - 01/24/13 05:41 PM

Thanks! Just got the bug a year ago and naturally started "behind" backwards with a little 90mm scope. Kinda got tired of looking at Saturn, Jupiter and the moon... Your instructions will be good and never knew that my Binoculars would be so handy!

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kenrenard
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5641991 - 01/25/13 06:41 AM

Dave,
I want to thank you for you book tips. I bought Star Hopping for Backyard Astronomers used on Amazon. I would have never came across that book had it not been for your post and suggestion.

It really is a great book with loads of information. I've been able to learn quite a bit from 3 days of reading.

Thanks Again


Ken


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jarhead
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: kenrenard]
      #5662411 - 02/04/13 08:12 PM

I just joined recently. I have already shared this in my other beginner area. You need to pay a visit to MESSIER 45 This is a GREAT site, as far as a newbie like me, because it has hotlinks to each object. It has listings of Messier , NGC, IC, Herschel, and separate areas with Most Popular, Popular Galaxies, The 88 Constellations, Open Clusters, and Planetary Nebulae. The link for the site is http://messier45.com/

Edited by jarhead (02/04/13 08:13 PM)


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Terry Dactile
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: jarhead]
      #5662458 - 02/04/13 08:38 PM

Quote:

I just joined recently. I have already shared this in my other beginner area. You need to pay a visit to MESSIER 45 This is a GREAT site, as far as a newbie like me, because it has hotlinks to each object. It has listings of Messier , NGC, IC, Herschel, and separate areas with Most Popular, Popular Galaxies, The 88 Constellations, Open Clusters, and Planetary Nebulae. The link for the site is http://messier45.com/




This looks like a great website but nothing on the page seems to work. Anyone else having problems with it?


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jarhead
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Terry Dactile]
      #5668729 - 02/08/13 11:05 AM

Darn! It works for me and I'm on a Linux box. I have trouble with several sites and have to boot up (Stupid) Windows 7.

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Dave Mitsky
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Terry Dactile]
      #5669209 - 02/08/13 02:46 PM

Messier45.com seems to work for me. What OS are you using?

Dave Mitsky


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WaterMasterAdministrator
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #5669617 - 02/08/13 06:57 PM

I had no problem accessing from either a Windows 7 (Firefox) or my Mac (Safari).

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RocketScientist
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: craytab]
      #5704254 - 02/27/13 08:53 PM

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Thanks Dave! I still have yet to get M101...




I have seen M101 with 80mm from a dark sky site in the Sierra Nevada mountains, but I cannot find it with 250mm from my condo (mag 4.5 skies). Low-surface-brightness galaxies are one class of object where aperture is not a substitute for dark skies.

M104, on the other hand, is visible with 80mm from my home. As noted, it's smaller and has higher surface brightness.


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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Vinayak]
      #5913921 - 06/10/13 08:22 PM

Coming across this thread is such a wonderful surprise.

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99thin
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Bugsi]
      #5940997 - 06/26/13 08:05 AM

very useful information. thanks a lot for this.

thanks
99th


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mattyfatz
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: inept]
      #6001881 - 08/01/13 06:41 PM

Great messier charts for use with a Telrad...

Messier Charts!


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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Vinayak]
      #6057166 - 09/01/13 06:31 AM

This is a fantastic thread with SO much useful (and often free) information. Thanks!

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Starry Jan
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #6131651 - 10/11/13 05:47 PM

Just to let you know, this great post is still being accessed and utilized with joy! Thanks!

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tony275
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Vinayak]
      #6184411 - 11/09/13 10:39 AM

Totally new to Astronomy I can just about find Orion Sirius and Jupiter and Mars on a good day, So I have plenty to learn and this is an amazing place where I can read at my own rate and one day be able to find
1. Star-hop "down 2" stars northeastward from Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae) to Mirach (Beta Andromedae), then head northwestward "up 2" stars to Nu Andromedae. M31 is situated 1.3 degrees to the west of Nu Andromedae.

and I can't wait for that day.

Many thanks for all the amazing info on this site.

Tony


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Kaikul
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Starry Jan]
      #6365569 - 02/09/14 08:24 AM

Quote:

Just to let you know, this great post is still being accessed and utilized with joy! Thanks!




Two years after original posting, definitely heard dat!

How about a nebula version, Dave?


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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Dave Mitsky]
      #6391489 - 02/23/14 12:22 AM

Here is a great resource for terrific maps of Messier and Caldwell Objects. http://www.solarius.net/



I found to have them print properly I had to save them as .pdf files and then print.


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FrankJ
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: Vinayak]
      #6425613 - 03/23/14 11:17 PM

If I ever see a galaxy with my10 X and 20X binoculars it will make my day. I'm going to read all of the above informations and give it a shot on a night with a good dark star. If this ever happens, it would be awesome to me.l I'm going to have a glass of wine to celebrate--maybe two.

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17.5Dob
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Re: How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies new [Re: FrankJ]
      #6425635 - 03/23/14 11:24 PM

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If I ever see a galaxy with my 10 X and 20X binoculars it will make my day.




Funny you should say that, because that's how I'm choosing tonight's targets for my dSLR and a zoom lens on my SkyTracker.

Even in my red, fringing on white zone, I can sweep up M51, M65, M66, M 81, M82, etc in my 11 X 65 binoc's.


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