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RE: (IAAC) Obj: M39, Epsilon Lyrae, Delta Lyrae, M57(unsuccessful), the Coathanger, Deneb, NGC 7000 (North American Nebula) (unsuccessful) - Inst: 10x50 binoculars



At 06:09 AM 9/14/99 -0400, you wrote:
>I've seen both M27 and M57 using unfiltered 10 X 50's. The trick is, as Dave
>says, you need nice and dark skies. The other trick is that your eyes  need
>to be completely dark-adapted.
Penny and Jens
I have also observed M57 unfiltered with 10x50 binoculars. It wasn't easy 
and I think you need more that dark skies you need very clear skies. I 
wasn't searching for it the first time I saw it, I just noticed that it was 
obviously non stellar (I would compare it to seeing one of Jupiters moons 
through a larger telescope, no stellar but no detail).
Scott
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