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vanc0051

Order placed. I rationalized it!...The 1.25" & 2" DGM NPB will make a nice additions.
Aug 25 2019 10:04 PM
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vanc0051

With the camera still in the shop, I brought my 12" dob to CGO and I'm so glad I did. Instead of muddling with imaging, this time I mostly hung out with Brandon using the club's 16" SCT. I got to try out some awesome gear..
Aug 25 2019 08:19 PM
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    I'm sure I'll want to get a BV in the future but it's not a high priority right now, I still need a tracking mount for my dob first! Brandon and I compared multiple filters on M8 to which we both really like the DGM NPB as well on the Veil (we compared against the lumincon 0III & UHC). I may get this filter as it passes red to which my TV Bandmate-IIs do not.
    Aug 25 2019 08:37 PM
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    I learned a vest with a hoodie up truly helps dark eye adaption at the eyepiece! Finally, I was so lucky to try out Brandon's pair of 16x35 image-stabilizing binos! Crazy expensive, but no more shaky stars!..The image just kinda 'floats' there. I would need at least 50mm in aperture before I would consider paying the amount of money that these cost. Great night. Best view was pf M8's nebulosity using the 16" SCT (4K FL) w/ 35Pan and DGM NPB filter.
    Aug 25 2019 08:47 PM
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    Aside from viewing some common targets, I also found the Helix Nebula for the first time in my Dob. Didn't know it was one of the closest planetary nebulas to the solar system.
    Aug 26 2019 09:38 PM
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