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How to Locate Some of the Major Messier Galaxies and Helpful Advice for Novice Amateur Astronomers

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#126 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 12:39 AM

IMHO this should be pinned.

It was originally and as two separate posts.  They were combined without first asking me and then added to the Best of the Beginners' Forum & How-Tos section.



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Posted 20 June 2018 - 10:23 AM

I've added some more links to the daily, weekly, and monthly astronomy updates section of post #22.



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 10:15 AM

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Posted 15 August 2018 - 12:40 PM

great post thank you!



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Posted 17 August 2018 - 11:11 AM

You're welcome, Pbinder.



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Posted 05 September 2018 - 03:14 PM

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:25 AM

I've updated part of post #22.



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Posted 19 December 2018 - 03:21 PM

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:00 PM

Dave, you did all of us a great service to compile such a list.  Thanks and happy new year.  


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Posted 07 January 2019 - 04:12 PM

You're welcome, manusfish!



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Posted 23 April 2019 - 09:00 AM

The skies were cloudy for about two weeks, and we've had nothing but cold, rainy weather. So much for a sunny Easter weekend. On Saturday, April 20th, the clouds started to break up. My daughter was in bed, and I said, to hell with it, lets see if I can see anything at all from my balcony. So I lugged my 10" dob out onto the balcony, plugged in the primary mirror fan and started scanning the skies to the north between clouds. At this point I've become well seasoned at finding M81 and M82, and there they were. Even from my light-polluted suburbia class 6 Bortle sky, this dazzling pair come through very easily. Just a little fix, until I can get out to my semi-dark sky site, hopefully later this week.

 

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 08:44 PM

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