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#1 vroog

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 11:15 AM

HAVING DIFFICULTY LIVE VIEWING THE HEART NEBULA IC 1805.  I HAVE A CELESTRON 8 INCH EDGE . MALLINCAM JRPRO CCD , MALLINCAM REDUCER AND A DGM NPB FILTER.  ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.  BY THE WAY I LIVE IN YUMA AZ SO MY SKIES ARE RELATIVELY DARK.

 

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:20 PM

It is 2.5° wide.  The maximum field of your scope is around a degree.

Maybe 1.3° with the reducer.

Wrong target for the scope.

Excellent in an 80-100mm short focal length refractor, photographically.


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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:21 PM

The Heart nebula is a quite large object, at something like 1.5 degrees in extent. Your best bet is to point at the sparse cluster at its <ahem> heart ;) , where some of the brighter parts of the nebulosity lies. Big stuff like this benefits from a smaller telescope which can provide an FoV of more like 2 degrees. Why, a 50mm finder would be better here than a C-8 with focal reducer.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 08:37 AM

Gentlemen,

                   Thanks for your input.  I'll just cross this off my list until I obtain the proper scope.  There are plenty of  breathtaking objects out  for me.


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Posted 25 June 2017 - 10:27 AM

You need a wide field... my 80mm jumbo finder and NV shows it well with space around it, good for the other big nebs in the area.
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Posted 13 July 2017 - 05:24 PM

Gentlemen,
                   Thanks for your input.  I'll just cross this off my list until I obtain the proper scope.  There are plenty of  breathtaking objects out  for me.


I just imaged it the other night with my 80mm. Unfortunately I was only able to grab 15 subs due to clouds rolling in. You can see how it filled the entire frame.

http://astrob.in/302813/E/

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 04:50 AM

I always have trouble seeing the Heart Nebula in my 4.5 inch reflector.  Now I look for the open cluster Melotte 15 instead.  Sometimes I can make out the heart shape, but I've never been able to see nebulosity.  I'll have to try again this fall with my 6 inch.




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