Thanks for your comments. It's nice to hear a logical explanation for something that looks a bit weird.
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Tonight I was observing in Horsham, West Sussex (51 degrees 3 minutes North, 0 degrees 19 minutes West) and at about 8.15pm I saw two strange lights. I first saw them in the southern part of the sky approximately in line with Procyon and they travelled eastward past Regulus and finally disappeared i...
I know about star-hopping and have been quite successful at finding deep sky objects with a pair of 10x50 binoculars but i have trouble doing the same with a telescope. The problem is that with a 6x30 finder scope I have difficulty identifying the correct star from which to start hopping. This is es...
- Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:22 pm
- Forum: Absolute beginners
- Topic: What Am I Looking For?
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Is there anywhere I can obtain images or information of what exactly deep space objects, such as M31, will look like using a small (130mm) telescope? I'm having difficulty finding M31 and M32, even with a go-to mount, and I suspect that it's just me not recognising what's there. I've see the usual p...