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Kronos831

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About Kronos831

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    Skywatcher Skyliner 200p,Celestron Firstscope,8mm BST Starguider Eyepiece,2X BST Starguider Barlow lens,Panaview 32mm 2" Eyepiece
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  1. No Problem jetstream! I completely agree and i love to see how such threads can develop into something completely new! -Kronos
  2. So, a week ago, just after the new moon, I went observing with my friends . We found a pretty nice bortle 5 sky and decided to set up my SkyWatcher heritage 130p. I could just make out andromeda with the naked eye.Through the scope I could see m32 and m110 in the same view with just a little more if not only andromeda s core. I used a 25mm eyepiece at 26x. Is what i saw normal? Or is the view underwhelming because andromeda is low on the horizon? What does it take to see all of andromeda ? -Kronos
  3. Sorry louis , but I cant view the image you sent fore some reason. Are you talking about this nut right here? also the scope is new , how do I tighten in , what screwdriver do I need?
  4. Kronos831

    M42 sketch

    The sky was clear tonight, so I hopped out to my backyard with my 8”dob. Sketch wasn’t really that good but is about accurate . I need to get a red torch smh... too bad I have to order one online as I can’t find any near me. sketch was made in my light polluted back yard.
  5. Whoops! I Have definetly seen m92 and seem to have forgotten to put it in my observed list! Thanks for pointing that out, a 70mm scope?(i suppose its a refractor) Holy molly, it must be way harder to get nice views with an instrument of such aperature. My back yards light pollution is pretty bad, so bad in fact i can rarely split any stars in globular clusters such as m13 and andromeda appears as just the core all with my 8". I spotted m51 at a star party i went to and i didnt try to tease out any detail at all, just appeared as 2 fuzzy spots. Tried many times in my backyard but constantly failed.They recently added new LED street lamps too now...so even worse.I can say some of my best views were as follows: M42:when you have a clear night and the neighbors finally decide to close their lights and the sky becomes just a tiny bit better , orion comes to life.After observing m42 for days on end i could just make out the outline of its 2 wings with my 8" dob(that was last year). After getting a lot better at observing, as my heritage 130p arrived(2 weeks ago) , i decided i could go to a darker sky. There i could make out almost all the nebulosity in the left wing and some on the right with the 5". It looked almost like this(sent a sketch). Dark skies do wonders... Another fantastic observation had to be Plotemy's cluster, M7: I went to my fathers home island, Symi, JUST 2000 Residents!! an island with very small levels of light pollution. We drove 30 minutes into a mountain top with a small house there. I believe it was a bortle 2-3. It was amazing. The milky way looked just like the pictures, i couldnt believe my eyes. i could see M6,M7,M8,M24,M17,M31 naked eye easily. There, i had my cheap 20$ 8x50 binos and i turned my eye to M7 and what i saw was amazing. A huge star cluster filled with endless stars filled my field of view. it was like a huge globular cluster you could split into stars. with m6 in the view , it was spectacular. There are a lot of honorable mentions like the time i saw a bright glob through a bortle 3 with an 8" but thats a story for another day. if you want to talk about observations i m all ears. i am curious to see what an eager observer can do with such a small instrument. Sencirely, Kronos
  6. Here will be all the messier objects i have observed. Everytime i observe an object i will include it in the list.: Blue will stand for observed Grey will stand for not yet observed These observations will be with either 20$ 8x50 binos, A skywatcher heritage 130p from a Bortle 5-4 or a Skywatcher Skyliner 200p From a bortle 7. First Observation of any deep sky objects in this list is on Feb 18 2019 M1 M2 M3 M4 M5 M6 M7 M8 M9 M10 M11 M12 M13 M14 M15 M16 M17 M18 M19 M20 M21 M22 M23 M24 M25 M26 M27 M28 M29 M30 M31 M32 M32 M34 M35 M36 M37 M38 M39 M40 M41 M42 M43 M44 M45 M46 M47 M48 M49 M50 M51 M52 M53 M54 M55 M56 M57 M58 M59 M60 M61 M62 M63 M64 M65 M66 M67 M68 M69 M70 M71 M72 M73 M74 M75 M76 M77 M78 M79 M80 M81 M82 M83 M84 M85 M86 M87 M88 M89 M90 M91 M92 M93 M94 M95 M96 M97 M98 M99 M100 M101 M102 M103 M104 M105 M106 M107 M108 M109 M110
  7. upThank you joe aguiar! but i found the source of the problem, the secondary mirror seems to be moving side to side too easily,like the mirror moves so easily yesterday, the wind moved my mirror out of place and it needed collimation again.so i believe the problem is its hanging too loose? I am talking about this thing right here(Telescope in pic is the Celestron Firstscope 76), i tried losening the screw that holds it in place and it behaves exactly as my heritage scope. However , the heritage doesnt have a screw i can screw so i can tighten it, any other ways i can do so? P.S i am showing you the image of my Celestron Firstscope because i left my heritage at my friends house as today we will be going on a trip to the mountains close to his place so it will be easier for me to carry the scope.
  8. Hey guys, last night I went out to a sub urb location with my scope. It was way better than my back yard.I could see more of the Orion nebula in my 5" dob than I could in my backyard with my 8" dob(focus was kind of weird with the manual focuser) but after a little bit things started to get weird, I noticed that the views started to get way worse, after I checked on the scope I saw this little ring of (dirt??? I don't how I live in an island close to the sea so it might be dew causing this?)only visible when using a flashlight In the center of the secondary mirror. Not only that but the secondary also somehow moved a lot and the scope had become uncollimated. I suppose I accidentally nudged it over , for some reason the secondary Is really loose. Another thing I noticed is that there was a lot of excess light in my view. I realised then that I am in need of a light shroud. Questions: Should I clean the secondary mirror? What is this ring ! How can I make the secondary mirror more still? Like can I tighten some screws or something? I want it to move only when im using a screwdriver. How could I make a light shroud? I have seen multiple threads but none really helped me. Is there any tutorial available? Thanks Kronos.
  9. Also, when I say it blinked , I mean this:It was already bright, but just before it disappeared it became extra bright and sended “a shockwave of light throughout the sky” if that makes sense? Appeared near the Sagittarius patch of the sky.
  10. I don’t think that’s the case guys. The object was traveling only slightly slower than all the other meteors in the summer. Definitely faster than the iridium flares I saw in videos
  11. Back in the beginning of August, I went to a Bortle 2sky in Symi, Greece with my dad, I remember catching something in my peripheral vision as I was talking to my him. After that, I turned to see what it was. It was an incredibly bright(around -3 mag) meteorcrossing the sky. After about a second it disappeared right after blinking so brightly, that even my dad who was facing the opposite direction got scared and asked me, “what the heck was that?” can anybody describe what I saw?
  12. Hey! I know this isn’t exactly sketching but anyway, I got a little bored and decided to draw some space objects. Dont expect anything good, as I have never been good at drawing or at shading, I just did it for fun! so here they are: First comes a wide FOV view of m31.I didnt sketch it by looking at an image, I was just bored at school Next is the owl. Not the best, but still a fun one to draw The next drawing was of a globular cluster. Not sure which just wanted to draw one. Up next is m51. Like andromeda, I was bored at school and just drew this to pass the time. I didnt look at an image so the spiral arms may not be in the correct way or shape. Here is m42, the Orion Nebula, it was quite difficult to get the shading right(which I didn’t ) because the nebula is so complex overall very fun to drawAnd last but not least, the Bug nebula, this one was my favourite!
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