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  1. Jan interesting snaps

    Nice shot - the four Jovian moons are around Jupiter and nu Librae and SAO159030 to the left of Mars . Here are a couple more similar shots in this recent thread
  2. Jupiter and Mars

    Yep , exactly like that - very nice shot !
  3. Jupiter and Mars

    Did anyone see Jupiter and Mars close together late last night / early this morning ? The Jovian moons were especially impressive as they were bunched up together like cat's eyes on both sides - reminded me a bit of Sigma Orionis
  4. Sirius A/B (an attempt!)

    From that sketch I think I seen it too tonight but didn`t realize it as I was looking for something bigger and closer - almost piggybacking Sirius A
  5. Really confused

    Same here - we must have less LP or something
  6. Newbie Needing Help

    A SkyWatcher Dobsonian 150 or 200mm would be best choice for the money
  7. Skywatcher 150 PL

    Maybe the telescope just needs to adjust to the temperature outside for 20-30 minutes ? Then start with the lowest power lens , usually 25mm kit lens .
  8. Jupiter flash

    Maybe sunlight briefly reflecting from a satellite ?
  9. orion

    Two brightest stars of four in the Tapezium and two stars of three in Orion`s Mini Belt .
  10. Both were hard for me to find to begin with , but once found they became instant favourite targets - M27 stands out much better with an OIII or UHC filter
  11. will I see these nebula?

    Update on North America and Veil - I had a quick try earlier tonight with the ED80 and UHC filter on 32mm lens and could see the best nebulosity at the Gulf of Mexico region ( when I say best , I mean only - but at least it`s a start ) ... did try a few times to move upwards to see more of the nebula but that brightest region was the only part visible ... It was the same case with the Veil in the small frac , the upper part had the most nebulosity , the lower part less so and that bit in the middle nowhere to be found ... if the clouds hold off , as they are forecast to do , I will try again tonight with the 130P
  12. will I see these nebula?

    Do you hold a OIII filter or similar over one of the binocular eyepieces to see the nebula ? It's just I've read that the concentration of stars in the nebula are visible to the naked eye in good conditions but to see the nebula you need the appropriate filter - is this your experience as well ? What about low power scopes with low magnification for the NAN - I'm going to try ( for the umpteenth time ) the NAN and Witch's Broom in a 130P Goto tonight with an OIII - and UHC filter if no luck ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ‘€
  13. Field Flattener for ST80

    Good luck with all of this , Tareq I'm just glad I only do visual astronomy ๐Ÿ”ญ๐Ÿ‘€
  14. Warm beanie hat is best ๐Ÿ’‚
  15. Star Walk app ( the first version is free ) is a great guide for your phone and you can adjust the slider on the left to a red screen for night vision ๐Ÿ‘‡