Re: (IAAC) Obj: M1 - Inst: MEADE ETX 3.5" MAK

I beg to differ on your binocular take of M1. You should try it some time!
I find M1 to be much much better in bino views than scope views. This must
be due to it's low surface brightness, which is spread out over a large
area.  As with some fainter objects, such at the Helix Nebula, sometimes
less is more :)
Happy observing!
-----Original Message-----
From: Lew Gramer <dedalus@latrade.com>
To: Internet Amateur Astronomers Catalog - Discussion
Cc: Lew Gramer (me) <dedalus@latrade.com>
Date: Monday, March 30, 1998 12:09 PM
Subject: Re: (IAAC) Obj: M1 - Inst: MEADE ETX 3.5" MAK
>You did pick some tricky objects for the ETX, Brad - thanks for sharing the
>logs! I've heard of people seeing M1 in particular with binoculars under
>dark skies. I've never managed that, though I can see it quite nicely in
>little AstroScan (4.25") from exurban skies in Westford, MA.
>Clear skies!