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The best Sharpless targets for Night Vision (Work in progress...)

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#1 alanjgreen

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 05:53 AM

After reading a post by Jeff regarding how much he enjoyed observing sh2-101 (The Tulip), I thought that I would share my "best of the best Sharpless list".

 

Since June, I have observed 82 (of 313) Sharpless objects. This has been using a 4" refractor and a 20" dobsonian telescopes.

 

Of those 82, I have marked 37 as "worthy of revisiting"

 

Here is my list..

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(The 2nd column contains a reference that you should be able to enter into a GOTO scope to get you straight there!)waytogo.gif

 

Some of these objects will appear tiny in small scopes but become worthy objects in a large dob.

Some of these objects are just too large to be appreciated fully in the dob and a smaller scope comes into play.

 

Hope this is useful to somebody,

Alan

 

p.s. The list is dynamic and will continue to evolve as I work through the 231 remaining objects...


Edited by alanjgreen, 20 September 2018 - 05:55 AM.

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#2 Joko

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Posted 20 September 2018 - 07:02 AM

Thanks for sharing your list wink.gif


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Posted 20 September 2018 - 01:20 PM

Be good to get to 109 ;-)
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Posted 20 September 2018 - 03:01 PM

Be good to get to 109 ;-)
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Sorry Peter, what's the significance of 109 ( I can't think of one) ?



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Posted 20 September 2018 - 10:54 PM

Messier list length?



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Posted 21 September 2018 - 05:18 AM

;-) Some showpiece, some challenging, some for big scopes, some for small... like the Lunar100. Of course if we end up with too many great targets we might have to “do a Herschel!! I am keen that unlike Messier we cover the whole sky... though currently there appear to be few/no NV observers in the Southern Hemisphere, though there are some a good deal more south than some of us who could help.

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