My Oberwerk's continue to impress

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My Oberwerk's continue to impress
Posted by SWA Pilot on Saturday, January 25, 2014 9:55 PM

The skies tonight in my part of North Texas are not ideal for observing.  A lot of whispy clouds and it seems like everyone of my neighbors have their flood, I mean porch, lights on.  Still it is in the upper 50s, so I tried.  I took out my Oberwerk 70mm Binocular Telescope with the 23.9mm (16x) eyepieces.  I found Delta Canis Majoris and the "parachute" of stars to the southeast of it.  I also found Collinder 132.  Conditions less than ideal, the views breathtaking.

Well boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower why we'd need sleigh bells on this thing...

 

Canon 10x30mm Image Stabilized, Celestron Cavalry 15x70mm, Oberwerk BT70, Oberwerk 25x100mm Deluxe, and Steiner 10x50mm binoculars

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:50 PM

It's good to hear that your Oberwerks are being put to good use.

Have you seen M41?

Here's a chart for Canis Major:

http://oneminuteastronomer.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/Canis-Major-2.jpg

Dave Mitsky

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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Posted by SWA Pilot on Sunday, January 26, 2014 2:28 PM

Dave,

  M41 is next on my list.  Hopefully the weather will hold tonight.  Thanks for the link.

Well boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower why we'd need sleigh bells on this thing...

 

Canon 10x30mm Image Stabilized, Celestron Cavalry 15x70mm, Oberwerk BT70, Oberwerk 25x100mm Deluxe, and Steiner 10x50mm binoculars

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

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Posted by SWA Pilot on Sunday, January 26, 2014 9:22 PM

Have you seen M41?

 
I just found M41 and Collinder 140, beautiful sights at 16x, simply beautiful!!Big SmileBig Smile

Well boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower why we'd need sleigh bells on this thing...

 

Canon 10x30mm Image Stabilized, Celestron Cavalry 15x70mm, Oberwerk BT70, Oberwerk 25x100mm Deluxe, and Steiner 10x50mm binoculars

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

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Posted by DaveMitsky on Monday, January 27, 2014 3:57 PM

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

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Posted by leo731 on Monday, January 27, 2014 4:01 PM

Lights and clouds can certainly put a damper on things but as you have found out if one chooses the right type of object to look at you can still get an amazing view.  Staying inside means you won't see a thing anyway.

Any chance you can ask the neighbors to turn out the flood lights?  Most people are happy to do so if you ask.  All my next door neighbors use motion sensor lamps which helps me a great deal.

L

A nebula in the eyepiece is worth two in the Atlas.

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Posted by SWA Pilot on Thursday, January 30, 2014 4:13 PM

I would just like to say thank you to everyone for their inputs and the great links.  Because of you I am having a blast and doing plenty of victory dances all while learning a ton of good info.

Well boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower why we'd need sleigh bells on this thing...

 

Canon 10x30mm Image Stabilized, Celestron Cavalry 15x70mm, Oberwerk BT70, Oberwerk 25x100mm Deluxe, and Steiner 10x50mm binoculars

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

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Posted by Genesis 1:1 on Friday, January 31, 2014 10:49 PM

Only 'snow' dances where I live.

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