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AAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH

Postby ralfy900 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:36 pm

AGGGGHHHHHHHHHH can't see any stars!!![&o]
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RE: AAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH

Postby les » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:20 pm

HI Ralfy,
You give no indication of where your from,let us know there may be someone in your area who knows of a dark site close to you.My early observation years in the early 70's was less than a mile from the centre of Edinburgh but because my site was away from direct streetlighting I could see a remarkable amount.I first observed the Ring Nebula from Edinburgh through a sub standard 60mm refractor and I even got some reasonable starfield photos using exposures of up to 10 minutes.A big problem was the restricted veiw as seen with the attached image.Though I could see the Orion Nebula with binoculars if I stood on a wall!
Good luck Les.


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RE: AAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH

Postby les » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:20 pm

Sorry wrong image[&:],

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RE: AAGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHH

Postby ralfy900 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:10 pm


[quote]ORIGINAL: Les

HI Ralfy,
You give no indication of where your from,let us know there may be someone in your area who knows of a dark site close to you.My early observation years in the early 70's was less than a mile from the centre of Edinburgh but because my site was away from direct streetlighting I could see a remarkable amount.I first observed the Ring Nebula from Edinburgh through a sub standard 60mm refractor and I even got some reasonable starfield photos using exposures of up to 10 minutes.A big problem was the restricted veiw as seen with the attached  image.Though I could see the Orion Nebula with binoculars if I stood on a wall!
Good luck Les.


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Thanks. I'm from Ipswich and i live right next to street lamps. They are all around. I do binocular astronomy but i don't have a tripod so everytime i look at some stars my arm swings and gets in the light - it's very annoying.
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