9/5/2015 9PM-1AM 9/6/2015 Observing w/ LOA 21's3D (21mm 65 AFOV) w/ Denk II 3x3 powerswitch and Multipurpose A45 OCS and 17.5" f4.1 Discovery Split Tube (no paracorr II, and uncollimated), plus Orion ST80 and 24mm 68AFOV Panoptics finder. Due to the Multipurpose OCS and extender I needed to remove my Astrocrumb filter slide with Denk adapter (being mostly in LL powerswitch mode) so no filters tonight. I'll start with my most favorites and finish with my least favorites (Not in order observed).
*C14 (NGC869/884) Double Cluster this may be the first time I've seen both clusters in same view in binoviewers (due to the wide multipurpose OCS and LL reducer 0.8x barlow effect). The 3D was apparent although clusters were at 1:30 and 7:30 o'clock positions (not left right). Could not see color in stars like I usually do with single 20mm 100 AFOV eyepiece; but it was nice seeing the 3D effect, and I could move the central star between both clusters fore and aft.
*M31/M32 (but not M110) Andromeda Galaxies these were in same view at 11PM and 5PM o'clock positions, but to control the 3D I had to place one at the center (other out of FOV) and I could make the galaxy move from foreground to background.
*C13(NGC457) Owl Cluster looked great in 3D with eye either forward or aft of rest of owl body/wings.
*M27 Dumbell also looked great being either in front of behind background stars. Wished I would have been able to use my filters which were now dewed up from being removed from scope.
*Gamma Cygni region - Excellent 3D effect with numerous milkyway stars very obvious 3D.
*M13 Hercules looked good but I didn't notice 3D effect?
*M92 Looked good but I didn't notice the 3D effect?
*M57 Ring looked OK w/o filters but I did not notice 3D effect?
*M103 could not see 3D effect?
*HT97(CR399) Coathanger - only hook was in FOV but I believe I did get some 3D effect. Able to pan the handle, but could not see the DSO in the hanger.
*C10(NGC663) did not look as impressive in binoviewers as single eyepiece memory. Could not see 3D effect?
*Alcor/Mizar first object looked at split one but not the other, did not notice 3D effect?
*Alberio blue Gold looked good but no 3D effect?
*several other colored double stars no 3D effect?
*Epsilon Lyra (Double Double) - looked Good only in non 3D eyepiece could split . Looked awful in 3D eyepiece could not split into 4 stars - very distorted possibly due to not colimating beforehand. Higher powers witches did not help splitting?
*Things I looked for but did not see included M52, C34(NGC6960), C35(NGC4889), and C20(NGC7000).
When being out of focus on a star I could focus on the enlarged arrays (seeing corners of 3 of them not centered in the view possibly because not collimated. I do not have tracking.
In the ST80 finder I was albe to see the following objects:
*C14 (NGC869/884) Double Cluster .
*M31but not M32/M110) Andromeda
*C13(NGC457) Owl Cluster two eyes only
*M27 Dumbell faint
*Gamma Cygni region
*Could not see M57 Ring
*HT97(CR399) Coathanger - actually looked better in the finder seing all of the coathanger!
*Could not see C10(NGC663)
*Alcor/Mizar just two stars (not 3 nor 4)
*Alberio blue Gold low power but still able to see colors.
*several other double stars but no color
*Epsilon Lyra (Double Double) - just 2 stars not 4.
*Things I looked for but did not see included M52, C34(NGC6960), C35(NGC4889), and C20(NGC7000) - I was hoping.