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#1 Dobs O Fun

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:24 PM

I have Stellarium App on my phone.  I have not yet paid and using the free part of it.

 

While searching for the North American Nebula there are three stars in a curve...one of the being 199098.  I found it by going to deneb last night and moving up a bit.  I do have a digital torpedo level on the scope, it seems to be off about a half of a degree.

 

I can see what I believe are those three using a 25mm but there are more stars in the view than what I see in Stellarium.

 

Does the paid version have the lower mag stars that is not viable in the free app?  Maybe it's me still learning the sky but this is where I started getting lost.

 

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:28 PM

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#3 DJL

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Posted 18 September 2021 - 09:54 PM

If you have a computer it's free and a lot better.

 

I just looked at the paid iPhone version and it has a lot more stars. 


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Posted 20 September 2021 - 09:57 AM

There just might even be a few more stars than what you are seeing...

 

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In Stellarium if you finger motion to expand out and magnify the image, it states Upgrade to get stars up to 22nd magnitude.

You will get a bunch more, but most will be way to dim to see with your 8" dob.

You might give Sky Safari a try.

 

Programmers make a decision on the reasonable visual limiting magnitude to display to keep screen clutter down and reduce the size of the databases. It's usually around 7th or 8th magnitude.  Theoretically a 8" DOB can see down to 14th mag. Depending on your skies it will probably be somewhat less.


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#5 Dobs O Fun

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Posted 25 September 2021 - 12:59 AM

Well I now have the paid version and I have to say what a huge difference.

Well it's back to the books and perhaps tomorrow night won't be so hazy...


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