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How good is your observing site?

Found this useful link on another forum to help people gague their limiting visual magnitude.

Check it out & then post your magnitude.

On a good night I can reach ~4. However, on most nights it's ~3-4.

Not the best you can get by any means.
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Having just purchased a Coronado PST does anyone use the Cemax eyepieces which I understand are for Ha viewing - are they any better than ordinary eyepieces ? Currently I'm using a Celestron X-CEL 10mm eyepiece.

Best Wishes

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Barlow Lens - whats the differnce

I'm trying to obtain some images of the sun throught my Coronado PST but I understand this can be a problem when using a DSLR one option I've been told is to use s Shorty Barlow lens - Is there any diffenence between that and an ordinary Barlow ? The other option I've been informed is to physically remove the extension piece between the PST's blocking filter and body - an unnoficial modification that may ...
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The Moon tonight

I took this photo at 20:43 UTC tonight. There are annotations on the original link.
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How do you 'observe' the night sky?

This probably seems like an odd question so I'd better explain what I mean. I was just curious to see what sort of split we had here amongst telescope owners as to how many observe the traditional way - i.e. by putting their eye to the eyepiece.........and how many use an 'electronic' method of viewing an image on a laptop.

I'm most definitely a 'traditionalist' (especially as I don't own a laptop) and enjoy looking ...
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What a difference!

Hi Gang,
My 8-24mm zoom eyepiece came yestereday and last night was my first night of observation with it. Fantastic. This eyepiece takes the place of every plossyl eyepiece from 8mm to 24mm. Very smooth running and no problems with the optics whatsoever. I would recommend one of these to everyone, if nothing else it saves a lot of time swapping the eyepieces.
Brilliant views of a beautiful cresent moon, saturn and plenty of deep ...
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Orion Wide field

Put the 350D on a tripod last night and took a little wide field shot, still learning but can see orion through the LP. ISO 800 for 20 seconds at about 20.00 hrs.


Can't delete this thread?? I will repost when I have the link to the picture sorted out.
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Moon with Earthshine

Reasonably clear sky tonight and the most beautiful Moon with Earthshine! This image taken at 19:30 this evening sadly does not do it justice but is was an amazing sight!

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Comet Pojmanski

Has anyone seen Comet Pojmanski yet?I realise that it's presently only visible in the UK for a short period just before dawn,but spotting it with binoculars shouldn't be too difficult,as it's presently only about 7 degrees left of Venus.
Maybe someone has been on holiday south of the equator and seen it then.
I've read that it's currently at magnitude 5.5,I don't know how bright it's going to get,but I think it will be readily ...
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Favourite Deep sky object!

Hi Gang,
I hope this is the right area to post this thread in.
I guess my favourite deep sky object was the first object I found by myself, namely M57 The Ring Nebula in Lyra. After that I guess it's M42 The great Orion nebula and The Andromeda spiral.
What is your favourite?
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