M57 Ring Nebula

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M57 Ring Nebula

Postby Cosmic » 14 Oct 2008, 10:32

I Managed to get a couple of hours last night in comfort I might add as I
managed to get a very comfortable hydraulic bar stool with back and footrest from Kinross Market on Sunday. Black and Chrome £20 but I haggled and got it for £15 (no more tired legs and works a treat).

Anyway I digress I spent most of the night tying to get my bearings with all the zillions of stars the 12" now shows. The inverted image takes a lot of getting used to. Managed to get Ring Neb and the improvement was spectacular. Elongated shape and center easy to distinguish and had the moon not been up I might have been able to see central star (I wish).

Can't wait to get this scope to a dark site with no moon.

Meade 8inch  SCT. Observatory mounted on an HEQ5 Pro using EQMOD Canon 1000D modified DSLR,200mm Dobsonian, 200mm Celestron C8, 15x70 Astro Binoculars. 2x Mintron ccd cameras, lots of other stuff.

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Postby seabay » 14 Oct 2008, 13:23

Am well-jealous, Cosmic - keep us up to date when you manage to get some viewing in at a moonless dark site.
Emma H

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