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newtoskies
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Reged: 07/15/12

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Re: My first Globular Cluster - M13 new [Re: lamplight]
      #5838809 - 05/03/13 05:37 PM

Matt, yep got to cook tonight, like every Friday night. Will be way too tired and sore back when I get home at 1am so no scope time for me tonight.

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Haas
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Reged: 11/22/12

Loc: Wis., USA
Re: My first Globular Cluster - M13 new [Re: newtoskies]
      #5838916 - 05/03/13 07:06 PM

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And I too spend about an hour on an object. One misses much if they get into the 'marathon' mode.




I have to learn to remember that tip.
As a beginner, I want to see everything, and try to fit too much into my short time period of viewing.


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newtoskies
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Reged: 07/15/12

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Re: My first Globular Cluster - M13 new [Re: Haas]
      #5839889 - 05/04/13 10:57 AM

Haas I think you get more out of just taking in what is in the sky and not trying to view as much as possible. Depending on the amount of time I have I usually plan for one object only. I then like to go back and find other(s) that I have viewed the time before. This for makes it easier to find objects again without the use of a chart or similar. The last couple times out with the scope I went back to view Saturn and M51. Saturn is easy but always a joy to view, but M51 for me is dim but now I find it easier and faster each time. next time out I will view M13 and then try for one other Cluster. Then after some time viewing those I will just slowly scan the sky looking at doubles or anything else. I also on occasion take my binos out and just spend 30 min viewing the constellations and seeing if I spot faint fuzzies. I actually plan for my next session to take the lawn chair with me and spend even more time with the binos, especially in the up coming months when the Galactic plane is higher, millions of stars can be seen and it wow's me every time.

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kraberus
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Reged: 04/27/13

Loc: Spokane, WA
Re: My first Globular Cluster - M13 new [Re: newtoskies]
      #5843544 - 05/06/13 01:05 PM

I saw M13 this weekend for the first time as well, both thru a large aperture Dob (not mine, was at the local astro society star party) and my 15x70 binocs. Very different views, beautiful in their own way.

Hopefully I can see it tonight thru my new ST80...arrives today!


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Brett Carlson
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Reged: 12/12/11

Loc: Rochester, NY
Re: My first Globular Cluster - M13 new [Re: kraberus]
      #5843570 - 05/06/13 01:17 PM

Globular clusters are a favorite of mine. I think it's because they look just as impressive through an eyepiece as they do in photographs!

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Reged: 10/20/10

Loc: NC
Re: My first Globular Cluster - M13 new [Re: kraberus]
      #5843643 - 05/06/13 01:45 PM

Hopefully you will have clear skies! Crank up the power in that scope.

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