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#26 faackanders2

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 11:51 AM

Even is outer suburb Moab, UT skies (near Arches NP) where the Mily Way is highly visible; I still could not see the Viel with 2.3x40, 50mm Vixen Ascot, 9x63 nor 15x63 Orion Mini giants all w/o filters.  But I could see the North American.


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#27 Mark9473

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Posted 13 September 2014 - 12:28 PM

Either you're looking at the wrong spot or else you're expecting a much higher contrast than what it really has.

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 01:27 AM

If you can see the Milky Way and you know where to look and what to expect, then the east side is straightforward but not impressive in a 10x42 without a filter. George

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Posted 14 September 2014 - 04:31 PM

If you can see the Milky Way and you know where to look and what to expect, then the east side is straightforward but not impressive in a 10x42 without a filter. George

Probably don't know what to expect w/o a filter since I have only seen viel in large telescopes (w & w/o filters).



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Posted 14 September 2014 - 04:36 PM

This sketch shows very well how difficult it can be in binoculars:

http://rodelaet.xtre...c6992_bino.html

You may actually have to change your monitor settings to see anything at all! :lol:



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:45 PM

This sketch shows very well how difficult it can be in binoculars:

http://rodelaet.xtre...c6992_bino.html

You may actually have to change your monitor settings to see anything at all! :lol:

I had to scroll up & down.



#32 Loren Toole

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 07:55 PM

I've seen both Veil arcs on a superb night from my backyard, which is about 7200 feet

elevation. I used a pair of Fuji 10x70's with no filters. I've looked for it since that night

with smaller pairs (7x35, 8x40, 15x60) but never saw it again.

 

I am sure LP is the determining factor here, my 8x40s might be capable if the sky is

relatively dark.




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