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  1. I used an app and found out that the star I mentioned before is located in the middle /mid-bottom part of boötes: According to wikipedia, boöetis is full of binary (dual?) stars which strengthens my assumption even more.
  2. This is most likely what I saw, a binary star and a mixture of binoculars being misused ;). I had the theory that shining a strong flashlight through the binoculars would extend the range of the flashlight. Could this possibly damage the binoculars ? (Just wanna experiment around with optics )
  3. Cygnus Rift = Great Rift. Can you show exactly how it looks like for you? I'd love to see it
  4. This thread is mostly completed though I have a question: I always see a star (blue-ish through my binoculars) at around 12am - 01am, ascending from left and descending to right. (I know without any coordinates and positioning etc its pretty much impossible to find it... but that's not the point atm). 2 Days ago I looked up at the sky, as usual, from my window (worst view, 2 houses/buildings block my view 80%, though high up in the sky a few stars are visible) and saw that same star but it was blinking ?! Imagine seeing a blue shiny dot in the sky, everyday going the same route, but all of a sudden in the middle of night you see it blinking / getting brighter and then darker for a few times (really fast) and then it gets pretty faint / dark. The next night I saw a yellow-ish star in that same spot (exaxt same position) the blue one was in 2 days ago! I have seen yellow stars in the night sky (i think) but this one feels weirder,I don't know. Its pretty bright, like you can't miss it when you look up (from my view/pos.)
  5. Have you been to Southburningtem (I have no clue how to spell the city's name) ? Btw your Webseite (Astronomy subsite) is awesome but I found a few typos: just before the moon picture you wrote: Perhaps cost? And 2ndly after the image: "A Conjunction of Moon and Venus" there's a small text field (one character fits in), why?
  6. Too many schnakes in the outback. ----------------------------------------------- (Too hot and too far away sry but one day we'll be playing on that Didjeridu oi mate.
  7. I read that even if you are in a dark area and look south + clear sky, moonless with no clouds, you could see a bunch of stars and perhaps other objects but you won't be able see the Great Rift of the milky way (Also read that: ) The rods in our eyes are not strong enough to collect the colors so we would just see it in gray tone colors. But why, we can see fainter and further object with binoculars anyway so the great rift shouldn't be that much harder to see and wouldn't it be possible to just buy a pair of "correction" glasses which make the colors more apparent to the human eye? PS: The 5" dob seems much more portable and it even fits into any classical backpack (the price dif. of 100€/$ is also interesting).
  8. I see which area you mean, it's not far away and I could get there pretty easily. Though in which area (light pollution color) do I need to be in order to watch the milky way or most of the sky?
  9. <-- Correct loc: Ennepetal, 58256
  10. What about my location? Light pollution etc?
  11. EDIT: How do people watch the night sky with their binoculars? Mine (20x50) don't seem to do much, (magnification is not that great). Maybe its my location, where's the nearest "dark spot" / best place to view the night sky? Location (with a bit of privacy ofc ;), who would post their exact pos. online??)
  12. Looks amazing, though I highly doubt that I will do something with wooodworking here especially because of my little to non-existing knowledge of woodworking etc.
  13. according to the website it was built in 1955.
  14. Thanks for all the links and info, you seem very wise in terms of astronomy any optics. Though I'm not sure which telescope you're referring to. This one? https://www.teleskop-express.de/shop/product_info.php/info/p7222_GSO-Dobsonian-Telescope-150C---6-inch-aperture-with-fine-Crayford-focuser.html. The issue is that I'll most likely carry the entire telescope to an observatory nearby (15mins walking time, won't be able to drive there with the motorcycle yet). Maybe I should visit the observatory at night just to determine whether anything is visible there... (I mean they place the observatory specifically there for some reason right?).
  15. Those recommendations are really good, especially the second one! (And the price is perfect for me as well (incl. shipment)) Ouch. Those tri / pods are just as expensive as the telescope itself. And something seems weird about the weight that they can withstand / carry <-- while the telescope weights 17kg() , the tripod can only carry ~9 kg.

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