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#26 Dave Mitsky

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 10:53 AM

NGC 2420 is on the Herschel 400 list.  I observe it frequently when I'm touring through Gemini.

 

https://www.noao.edu...tml/im0726.html

 

https://in-the-sky.o....php?id=NGC2420

 

http://www.kopernik....chive/n2420.htm


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Posted 23 March 2020 - 11:13 AM

Clusters, open and globular. Double stars and planets. I know a lot of people use them on the moon, but I never look at it myself. Some of the brighter galaxies and nebula.

 

In 2005 I took a trip with about a dozen others from the US to Australia. We spent a week observing through many telescopes up to a 30" dob under dark skies. One night I set up my TV 102i on a Gibraltar mount with Argo Navis DSCs. I set the Argo to show me globular clusters brighter than 8th magnitude. I spent several hours doing that. It was one of the best refractor nights I've ever had.



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Posted 23 March 2020 - 06:52 PM

Unfortunately, Celestial Sampler is out of print. Sue's Deep-Sky Wonders is still out there. The latter is more in depth but I miss the concise approach of the former. Without thinking, I gave my copy of the Sampler to a friend. When I went looking to replace it... nada.

"Celestial Sampler is out of print."     Yes, but if you can't find a copy (Amazon,  etc.), you're not really looking. 



#29 klausW

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Posted 24 March 2020 - 05:23 PM

Who has experiences with a ES (Explore Scientific) 127mm Achromat refractor. I am reading a lot astronomy since some years, have a 90mm ORION refractor on a equatorial mount, which gave me a hard time while observing. Since then I don't use it. Would like starhopping on a alt-azimuth mount.

thanks for your help!

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