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#1 Waterobert

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:11 PM

Thanksgiving long weekend is coming up and finally I will have time to travel to the dark sky!

With my 80mm scope and full frame DSLR I have been playing around with M31 galaxy lately, however since I will be definitely spending at least one whole night collecting data, what other target would you guys recommend to a newbie like me? 


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#2 2ghouls

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 03:35 PM

I suggest M45, The Pleiades. 



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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:15 PM

California nebula would fit in that field of view very nicely.
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Posted 17 November 2019 - 04:31 PM

Thanksgiving long weekend is coming up and finally I will have time to travel to the dark sky!

With my 80mm scope and full frame DSLR I have been playing around with M31 galaxy lately, however since I will be definitely spending at least one whole night collecting data, what other target would you guys recommend to a newbie like me? 

All good targets listed after your post.

The 10-Day weather forecast for here (Arizona) does NOT quite go out to there... but the weather preceding (between now and then) has us pretty much clouded out !  

 

We can always hope for a clearing trend !!



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Posted 17 November 2019 - 08:30 PM

Thanksgiving long weekend is coming up and finally I will have time to travel to the dark sky!

With my 80mm scope and full frame DSLR I have been playing around with M31 galaxy lately, however since I will be definitely spending at least one whole night collecting data, what other target would you guys recommend to a newbie like me? 

IC1805- The Heart Nebula


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Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:05 PM

All good targets listed after your post.

The 10-Day weather forecast for here (Arizona) does NOT quite go out to there... but the weather preceding (between now and then) has us pretty much clouded out !  

 

We can always hope for a clearing trend !!

 

I know, I'm sort of bummed.

I was going to set up tonight but once I'm all set up I like to leave my rig set up for three or so nights.

But it looks like the next three days are going to be a bust with rain up here... frown.gif


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#7 dmdouglass

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Posted 17 November 2019 - 10:20 PM

I know, I'm sort of bummed.

I was going to set up tonight but once I'm all set up I like to leave my rig set up for three or so nights.

But it looks like the next three days are going to be a bust with rain up here... frown.gif

 

Ahhhhh, the advantages of a backyard ops !!!

I am "out in it" tonight.  Will probably go until mid-night or so.

Skies are clear, and the temps are mild (73 as i type here at 8:20 PM).




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