After long, I thought I would take out my 8' dob out to my patio and point it northwards, to see if I could locate the M81 and 82 nebulae. Was pretty hopeful and excited, knowing that these should be easy targets with the telescope.
I did a star hop using Phecda and Dubhe as described in the directions, earlier. Then moved the telescope slightly ( about a degree or so) towards Polaris hoping to find the objects somewhere in the vicinity.
Nothing is showin up really, even when I used the 40mm, 25 mm and even the zoom 8-24mm EP's. I had no problems locating the double and other galactic clusters, or even the Great Orion nebula. I guess I really need to learn how to see Galaxies :-(
Is there any other thing that I might be missing? I thought I was hopping in the right direction. Still the jiggling wiggling the telescope did not help.
Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated.
Televue 102 on Gibraltar Mount
203 mm F/6 Celestron Starhopper
10X50 Celestron UpClose Porro Binoculars
8X56 Oberwerk Binoculars
Philips TouCam SPC 900NC Webcam