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Binocular Universe: Surfing Serpens

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#1 Olivier Biot

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 03:20 PM

Binocular Universe: Surfing Serpens
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#2 BobinKy

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Posted 01 August 2010 - 05:49 PM

Phil...

Another one of your excellent binocular articles. I particularly the information on Taurus Poniatovii.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:55 AM

Another great article Phil - thanks!
I first "discovered" IC 4665 with my 10x50's a couple of years ago while working on my Messier Binocular award.
To me, it always looks like a small representation of the main stars in Orion. The small arc of stars next to the cluster make up the shield and the rest should be obvious once you orient that set.

#4 PhilH

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 11:31 AM

Thank you, gentlemen! Glad you enjoy these articles. And I'll have to take a second look at IC 4665 this weekend for the hunter.

#5 Mark9473

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Posted 03 August 2010 - 03:28 PM

A favourite region of mine here at 51° North where Scorpius and Sagittarius are often too low in a murky sky.

I much enjoyed looking at the three clusters with my 15x60 when on vacation two weeks ago under mag 6.5 skies. It should have been no surprise given their brightness, but this was the first time I noticed they are also obvious naked-eye objects.

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 10:14 AM

Hi Phil,

Thanks for the great article, I really enjoyed IC 4756 last night with 11x56mm binoculars! Thanks again and clear skies!


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