I'm heading to SW New Mexico this weekend for a little over a week. I have the enviable conundrum of deciding what kind of targets to shoot in a finite amount of time in a very dry Bortle 1.5, while reserving other targets for when I return to Bortle 4.5.
I'm hauling my 8" RC and Atlas mount for deep sky, 2 DSLRs, a mini-tracker, and an array of lenses to shoot wider field. My highest priority is to do a Milky Way mosaic, which will take at least two of the nights. I have such a long list of other targets (galaxies, nebulae, clusters) that I'm having a hard time prioritizing.
So my question is what DSO's and wide field targets would you reserve for pristine Bortle 1.5 skies with limited time, and what kind of targets might be nearly as good (if any) under a Bortle 4.5.
Edited by impresently, 22 May 2019 - 04:04 PM.