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Re: "Frosty Leo" new [Re: PeterDob]
      #5727854 - 03/12/13 10:52 AM

Hi Peter,

Really nice deep-sky sketch, thanks for posting it. I have not heard of this object before but it looks like an interesting DSO.

I noticed that you have a binoviewer. Have you used it while observing deep-sky objects? I have tried a binoviewer on some of the brighter DSO's and the veiw can be interesting.

Some year years ago I attended the Texas Star Party and one fellow brought a home-made 20" f/4.5 binocular telescope. The views of the DSO's was amazing, and I felt I was looking at photo's of the DSO's.


Eric Jamison

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Re: "Frosty Leo" new [Re: ericj]
      #5728714 - 03/12/13 06:03 PM

It's a very interesting object indeed, but actually it requires higher mags than the 206x which I'm limited to for the moment.

I use the Siebert 40mm VP Echelon 2" binoviewer and without OCA (so with shortened truss poles). This binoviewer gives near to equal monocular light throughput. But as always it's a kind of compromise. For a detailed review I'd like to refer to the one I recently wrote for the Cloudynights' review section. Sorry but I'm writing this from my mobile and it's too complicated to add a link here. But I'm sure you'll easily find it.


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