Re: (IAAC) New
There is lots to see from anywhere. The first thing you need to (
if you haven't done it already ) is get a good star chart or
software like Redshift3. This will give you the locations to many
As far as eye pieces go I would suggest that you only need one
more, to go with the scope that you currently have, to bring you
up to about 120x to 150x any thing higher than that and the
quality of your image will start to degrade.
> Hey Gang,
> Being new to the list I've been encouraged by the postings and
> have had my appetite whetted to do some DS observing. I've got some
> questions however.
> #1 I only have a 4.5" celestron reflector and it seems that most
> of what you guys see is done on at least 6" scopes. What can I possibly
> hope to see with my 4.5"er? Specifically I once saw a globular star
> cluster on somebodyelse's big Dobsonian and wonder if I could locate one
> on my scope. Where would one be for me living in Philadelphia area, 40
> degrees lat? I know the Pleides is an open cluster, right?, but I want
> to observe those closed ones.
> #2 I presently have 2 eyepieces that came with the scope that are
> 36 and 91 times magnification. How high can I actually go in
> magnification on my 4.5" scope before I am exceeding it's ability to
> accurately depict DS objects. The reason i ask is partly because most of
> the postings I read have you guys reporting magnifications of mid 100's to
> 200's plus.
> Thanks for your help,
> Bill from Philly
> William M. Free
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