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Re: On line star charts

bob414
 

You can try searching for “triatlas”, they have sky charts.  I think in three different resolutions, free in pdf format.  If you can’t get them,  I think I still have them on my computer.

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Bob

 

From: backbayastro@... [mailto:backbayastro@...] On Behalf Of Garry Mitchell
Sent: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 3:56 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] On line star charts

 

 

I used to have a link to star charts that were great I had two sets one was like sky atlas and the other was like urcromica 2000 for can't spell too good! What was the link at and how do I find them again thanks.

Garry Mitchell


Binocular FOV

Nick Anderson
 

When selecting a pair a binoculars, how much does the field of view matter? Why would I want a 7 degree FOV versus 5 degrees? Does the FOV affect light-gathering power? To me, any pair of binoculars is going to seem as a wide field of view since I'm used to only observing through a telescope.

-Nick Anderson


Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

Nick Anderson
 

Would you want to go there sometime? I'd have to okay it with my relatives first, but I could ask when I see them this weekend. I've started to make it a habit to go there on a weekend once a month near the New Moon.

Bland County would be about a 6-hour drive from Virginia Beach. Of course there are darker sites that are closer to Hampton Roads. Coinjock is almost as good as this site.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Garry Mitchell <garry_mitchell74@...> wrote:

Where is the site at? I love to go and see the cave one more time. I have seen it with my H-Beta filter and it was interesting to say the least. When I saw the cave I could only barely make out the top of the cave opening only. That was a 12" LX200. What I want to bag is Centurus A I did saw omega Centuri. Hope this helps.

Garry Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 13, 2012, at 8:25 PM, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?

I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.

-Nick Anderson



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Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

Nick Anderson
 

The site is a relative's farm in Bland County bordering Wythe County, about an hour away from Blacksburg. The entire area is rural so as long as I'm away from any neighbor's lights, then I should be fine. I'm planning to drive up to the top of the nearby mountain to get a clear view of the southern horizon. There's an outlook called "Big Walker Lookout" that I've set up next to before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Walker_Lookout

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Garry Mitchell <garry_mitchell74@...> wrote:

Where is the site at? I love to go and see the cave one more time. I have seen it with my H-Beta filter and it was interesting to say the least. When I saw the cave I could only barely make out the top of the cave opening only. That was a 12" LX200. What I want to bag is Centurus A I did saw omega Centuri. Hope this helps.

Garry Mitchell

Sent from my iPhone

On Jun 13, 2012, at 8:25 PM, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?

I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.

-Nick Anderson



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Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

garry_mitchell74
 

Where is the site at?  I love to go and see the cave one more time.  I have seen it with my H-Beta filter and it was interesting to say the least.  When I saw the cave I could only barely make out the top of the cave opening only.  That was a 12" LX200.  What I want to bag is Centurus A I did saw omega Centuri.  Hope this helps.  

Garry Mitchell


On Jun 13, 2012, at 8:25 PM, Roy Diffrient <mail@...> wrote:

 

Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

> I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?
>
> I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.
>
> -Nick Anderson
>
>
>
> ------------------------------------
>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
>
>
>
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Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

Nick Anderson
 

Have you ever seen the Cocoon Nebula before Mark?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:

Roy, I don't know. Has anybody ever seem that dark lane? Kent or Ted?



________________________________
From: Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
To: "backbayastro@..." <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)


 
I agree with that filter choice, given no UHC. Just to clarify, with my scope & skies, the OIII made IC5146 invisible, it was minimally visible with the H beta, and the UHC provided the best view. The long dark lane leading to the nebula is not visible here, only the very faint ghostly circular patch of the nebula. But if you can see that dark lane you can use it to help you find the nebula. I think the best view was at about 150X.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 14, 2012, at 12:37 AM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

Ok it sounds like I'll have to depend on seeing it either with my broadband filter or *gasp* unfiltered as I don't have a UHC filter. Because the broadband filter doesn't cut out the H-beta emission line, I'm hoping that it will suffice and still increase the contrast. It's worked wonders for several objects, especially the Iris Nebula.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Roy Diffrient <mail@> wrote:

Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@> wrote:

I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?

I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.

-Nick Anderson



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Blacksburg Thursday night (spiral structure in M101)

Nick Anderson
 

I spent another hour observing tonight before the dew took over. I logged three more Herschel galaxies in Leo: NGC 3377, NGC 3412, and NGC 3489. After losing Leo to the skyglow, I panned over to M101 to give its spiral structure a serious attempt. Transparency was an 8/10 at the time. After spending several minutes observing it at 48x and 96x, I believe I was able to detect subtle hints of spiral structure for the first time! Hints of the arms were seen to the north and WNW with averted vision and concentration. I also tried for M51's spiral structure, but the dew compromised my observation.

A note about two NGC's I observed last week (and again today), M105's neighbor's have an alias NGC designation: NGC 3384/NGC 3371 and NGC 3389/NGC 3373 (the former is the one you should use). I just caught this today, which gives me another Herschel object I wasn't aware of.


Herschel 400 objects seen so far: 91

-Nick Anderson


Nightwatch at Chippokes, 6/16/2012, 6:00 pm

backbayastro@...
 

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Re: Local astronomy shops?

jimcoble2000
 

I think Internet is the only real practical way of getting this as no one will stock an expensive eyepiece like that anywhere I know of for practical purpose. The type 4 17 is a fine piece of glass.


From: William McLean
To: "backbayastro@..."
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:56 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Local astronomy shops?

 
That's a killer eyepiece. The one I usually leave in my scope. I got it used on astromart. Besides MRO in Chesapeake there's one in Gloucester, I think. You can check with them.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

From: Greg Doughty
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:02 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Local astronomy shops?

 
Hi all,
 
Are there any local shops that stock eyepieces?  "Local" can be used loosely here.  I am hoping to find a Nagler 17mm.
 
Thanks,
 
Greg
ki4bbl





Re: Perfect transparency = stupendous Milky Way!

Nick Anderson
 

I think the reason I was so exhilarated was that this view is just a quarter mile away from where I live. How many observers today live where they can actually see the Milky Way from their house? (Ted, you need not answer)

I'm going to look up some facts on the Bortle classification system because I'm leaning towards believing that my morning site is a yellow zone in the summer. Half of Blacksburg's population is college students, so I've noticed in the summer that the skyglow from Blacksburg is significantly less.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., William McLean <preciousmyprecious@...> wrote:

It is worth shedding a tear over! I get choked up all the time with the beauty of our heavens.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


________________________________
From: nranderson_deepskyobserver <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 3:11 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Perfect transparency = stupendous Milky Way!


 
Not to spam you guys with another observing report...but THE MILKY WAY LOOKS ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING RIGHT NOW!!! I just took a study break to go outside and check on the stars and I think it's the best I've ever seen it here! After realizing I could faintly make it out from the front of my apartment, I biked to one of my observing sites and the view was almost worth shedding tears over! Even with the skyglow from nearby Christiansburg, it was easily visible from Cassiopeia to almost-Scorpius with a mottled appearance. The Great Rift was undeniable. This is probably also the best unaided eye view I've had of M8. With averted vision I could actually detect its oblong shape for the first time!

Just thought I'd share. It's a shame I couldn't be out all night observing like I usually would have.

-Nick Anderson


Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

Nick Anderson
 

Haha...you would be right in saying that I've considered it. I've got my plate full with the 3 that I'm actively working on. Add the PN and DS Programs to that this month and I think I'll be kept busy this year! Once I get astronomy binoculars, add the Lunar, Binocular Messier, and Binocular DS Programs. Then I'll probably go for the Urban Observing Program once I'm about finished with those. Oh wait, I forgot about the Sunspotters Program once I get a solar filter too!

I've got 313 Herschel objects to go and I'm still targeting December as my finish date. I've planned it out so I can do it, but it will take a lot of time and effort. I'm working on the Herschel galaxies in Leo and Virgo right now, but I think I'll bypass the heart of the Virgo Cluster until November. That's something I'd rather spend an entire 3-hour observation on than just the small time window I have in the evening right now. Plus that gives me more time to plan how I want to hunt it down.

I actually may get 70 Caldwells ahead of schedule this weekend. I only need 13 more and there are coincidentally 13 that I'm willing to observe this weekend. Plus there are 2 bonus clusters in Ara if I want to try them. We'll see what happens!

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., William McLean <preciousmyprecious@...> wrote:

Oh, oh, do I detect another AL program you are working on? 
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


________________________________
From: nranderson_deepskyobserver <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...>
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:57 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)


 
For reference, the dark lane is also known as B168. It happens to be one of the required items for the AL's Dark Nebulae Program. It looks like it's a newer observing program though; no BBAA members (not even Ted) have completed this one yet.

I wonder which will be easier: the Cocoon or the dark nebula around it?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@> wrote:

Roy, I don't know. Has anybody ever seem that dark lane? Kent or Ted?



________________________________
From: Roy Diffrient <mail@>
To: "backbayastro@..." <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)


 
I agree with that filter choice, given no UHC. Just to clarify, with my scope & skies, the OIII made IC5146 invisible, it was minimally visible with the H beta, and the UHC provided the best view. The long dark lane leading to the nebula is not visible here, only the very faint ghostly circular patch of the nebula. But if you can see that dark lane you can use it to help you find the nebula. I think the best view was at about 150X.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 14, 2012, at 12:37 AM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@> wrote:

Ok it sounds like I'll have to depend on seeing it either with my broadband filter or *gasp* unfiltered as I don't have a UHC filter. Because the broadband filter doesn't cut out the H-beta emission line, I'm hoping that it will suffice and still increase the contrast. It's worked wonders for several objects, especially the Iris Nebula.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Roy Diffrient <mail@> wrote:

Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@> wrote:

I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?

I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.

-Nick Anderson



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Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

Roy Diffrient
 

That's a great target for Ted.  My other friend in AZ tells me that the dark lane is as obvious as the moon out there!

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 14, 2012, at 6:54 AM, Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:

Roy, I don't know. Has anybody ever seem that dark lane? Kent or Ted?


From: Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
To: "backbayastro@..." <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

 
I agree with that filter choice, given no UHC. Just to clarify, with my scope & skies, the OIII made IC5146 invisible, it was minimally visible with the H beta, and the UHC provided the best view. The long dark lane leading to the nebula is not visible here, only the very faint ghostly circular patch of the nebula. But if you can see that dark lane you can use it to help you find the nebula. I think the best view was at about 150X.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 14, 2012, at 12:37 AM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

> Ok it sounds like I'll have to depend on seeing it either with my broadband filter or *gasp* unfiltered as I don't have a UHC filter. Because the broadband filter doesn't cut out the H-beta emission line, I'm hoping that it will suffice and still increase the contrast. It's worked wonders for several objects, especially the Iris Nebula.
>
> -Nick Anderson
>
> --- In backbayastro@..., Roy Diffrient wrote:
>>
>> Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.
>>
>> Roy
>>
>> Sent from my iPod
>>
>> On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" wrote:
>>
>>> I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?
>>>
>>> I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.
>>>
>>> -Nick Anderson
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------
>>>
>>> Yahoo! Groups Links
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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>
>
>
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>
> Yahoo! Groups Links
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Re: Local astronomy shops?

preciousmyprecious
 

That's a killer eyepiece. The one I usually leave in my scope. I got it used on astromart. Besides MRO in Chesapeake there's one in Gloucester, I think. You can check with them.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean

From: Greg Doughty
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:02 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Local astronomy shops?

 
Hi all,
 
Are there any local shops that stock eyepieces?  "Local" can be used loosely here.  I am hoping to find a Nagler 17mm.
 
Thanks,
 
Greg
ki4bbl



Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

preciousmyprecious
 

Oh, oh, do I detect another AL program you are working on? 
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


From: nranderson_deepskyobserver
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 7:57 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

 
For reference, the dark lane is also known as B168. It happens to be one of the required items for the AL's Dark Nebulae Program. It looks like it's a newer observing program though; no BBAA members (not even Ted) have completed this one yet.

I wonder which will be easier: the Cocoon or the dark nebula around it?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Mark Ost wrote:
>
> Roy, I don't know. Has anybody ever seem that dark lane? Kent or Ted?
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: Roy Diffrient
> To: "backbayastro@..." <backbayastro@...>
> Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:57 AM
> Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)
>
>
>  
> I agree with that filter choice, given no UHC. Just to clarify, with my scope & skies, the OIII made IC5146 invisible, it was minimally visible with the H beta, and the UHC provided the best view. The long dark lane leading to the nebula is not visible here, only the very faint ghostly circular patch of the nebula. But if you can see that dark lane you can use it to help you find the nebula. I think the best view was at about 150X.
>
> Roy
>
> Sent from my iPod
>
> On Jun 14, 2012, at 12:37 AM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" wrote:
>
> > Ok it sounds like I'll have to depend on seeing it either with my broadband filter or *gasp* unfiltered as I don't have a UHC filter. Because the broadband filter doesn't cut out the H-beta emission line, I'm hoping that it will suffice and still increase the contrast. It's worked wonders for several objects, especially the Iris Nebula.
> >
> > -Nick Anderson
> >
> > --- In backbayastro@..., Roy Diffrient wrote:
> >>
> >> Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.
> >>
> >> Roy
> >>
> >> Sent from my iPod
> >>
> >> On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" wrote:
> >>
> >>> I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?
> >>>
> >>> I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.
> >>>
> >>> -Nick Anderson
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> ------------------------------------
> >>>
> >>> Yahoo! Groups Links
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>
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Re: Perfect transparency = stupendous Milky Way!

preciousmyprecious
 

It is worth shedding a tear over! I get choked up all the time with the beauty of our heavens.
 
Carpe Noctem
Bill McLean


From: nranderson_deepskyobserver
To: backbayastro@...
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 3:11 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Perfect transparency = stupendous Milky Way!

 
Not to spam you guys with another observing report...but THE MILKY WAY LOOKS ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING RIGHT NOW!!! I just took a study break to go outside and check on the stars and I think it's the best I've ever seen it here! After realizing I could faintly make it out from the front of my apartment, I biked to one of my observing sites and the view was almost worth shedding tears over! Even with the skyglow from nearby Christiansburg, it was easily visible from Cassiopeia to almost-Scorpius with a mottled appearance. The Great Rift was undeniable. This is probably also the best unaided eye view I've had of M8. With averted vision I could actually detect its oblong shape for the first time!

Just thought I'd share. It's a shame I couldn't be out all night observing like I usually would have.

-Nick Anderson




Re: Local astronomy shops?

Dale Carey
 

yeah, it's called "Astromart". - nothing local that I would buy from.
Dale Carey
 
 
 
 

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 8:02 AM
Subject: [backbayastro] Local astronomy shops?

 

Hi all,
 
Are there any local shops that stock eyepieces?  "Local" can be used loosely here.  I am hoping to find a Nagler 17mm.
 
Thanks,
 
Greg
ki4bbl


Re: Local astronomy shops?

charles jagow
 

MRO in Chesapeake at the corner of Dominion Blvd and Cedar Road.

v/r
Chuck Jagow
Rott?n Paws Observatory
36:46:23N / 76:13:31W

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg Doughty [mailto:ki4bbl@...]
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 08:02 AM
To: backbayastro@...
Subject: [backbayastro] Local astronomy shops?

Hi all,

Are there any local shops that stock eyepieces? "Local" can be used
loosely here. I am hoping to find a Nagler 17mm.

Thanks,

Greg
ki4bbl


Local astronomy shops?

Greg Doughty <ki4bbl@...>
 

Hi all,
 
Are there any local shops that stock eyepieces?  "Local" can be used loosely here.  I am hoping to find a Nagler 17mm.
 
Thanks,
 
Greg
ki4bbl


Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

Nick Anderson
 

For reference, the dark lane is also known as B168. It happens to be one of the required items for the AL's Dark Nebulae Program. It looks like it's a newer observing program though; no BBAA members (not even Ted) have completed this one yet.

I wonder which will be easier: the Cocoon or the dark nebula around it?

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Mark Ost <jimcoble2000@...> wrote:

Roy, I don't know. Has anybody ever seem that dark lane? Kent or Ted?



________________________________
From: Roy Diffrient <mail@...>
To: "backbayastro@..." <backbayastro@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)


 
I agree with that filter choice, given no UHC. Just to clarify, with my scope & skies, the OIII made IC5146 invisible, it was minimally visible with the H beta, and the UHC provided the best view. The long dark lane leading to the nebula is not visible here, only the very faint ghostly circular patch of the nebula. But if you can see that dark lane you can use it to help you find the nebula. I think the best view was at about 150X.

Roy

Sent from my iPod

On Jun 14, 2012, at 12:37 AM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

Ok it sounds like I'll have to depend on seeing it either with my broadband filter or *gasp* unfiltered as I don't have a UHC filter. Because the broadband filter doesn't cut out the H-beta emission line, I'm hoping that it will suffice and still increase the contrast. It's worked wonders for several objects, especially the Iris Nebula.

-Nick Anderson

--- In backbayastro@..., Roy Diffrient <mail@> wrote:

Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.

Roy

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On Jun 13, 2012, at 4:37 PM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@> wrote:

I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?

I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.

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Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

jimcoble2000
 

Roy, I don't know. Has anybody ever seem that dark lane? Kent or Ted?


From: Roy Diffrient
To: "backbayastro@..."
Sent: Thursday, June 14, 2012 1:57 AM
Subject: Re: [backbayastro] Re: IC 5146 (Cocoon Nebula)

 
I agree with that filter choice, given no UHC. Just to clarify, with my scope & skies, the OIII made IC5146 invisible, it was minimally visible with the H beta, and the UHC provided the best view. The long dark lane leading to the nebula is not visible here, only the very faint ghostly circular patch of the nebula. But if you can see that dark lane you can use it to help you find the nebula. I think the best view was at about 150X.

Roy

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On Jun 14, 2012, at 12:37 AM, "nranderson_deepskyobserver" <nranderson.deepskyobserver@...> wrote:

> Ok it sounds like I'll have to depend on seeing it either with my broadband filter or *gasp* unfiltered as I don't have a UHC filter. Because the broadband filter doesn't cut out the H-beta emission line, I'm hoping that it will suffice and still increase the contrast. It's worked wonders for several objects, especially the Iris Nebula.
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>> Yes, I've seen it without an H-beta filter, but just barely, in my 18" f/4.5 with a UHC filter and good conditions in my mag 5 sky (SQM 20.0). My OIII filter did not help at all, and the H-beta didn't help much either. This is a real toughie for an 8". Good luck, and let us know your results.
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>> Roy
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>>> I'm planning to go on another trip to my 6.7-7.0 limiting mag site in Bland/Wythe County this weekend. Has anyone seen this nebula without a H-beta filter? In an 8-inch scope?
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>>> I'm hoping to also re-observe NGC 7635 (Bubble Nebula) and NGC 7023 (Iris Nebula) in addition to attempting the ever-elusive Cave Nebula (Sh2-155). The Cave is often considered the most difficult object on the Caldwell list...even more challenging than the Bubble Nebula.
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