Jump to content

Stargazers Lounge Uses Cookies

Like most websites, SGL uses cookies in order to deliver a secure, personalised service, to provide social media functions and to analyse our traffic. Continued use of SGL indicates your acceptance of our cookie policy.


Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'deep sky object'.

More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • Welcome
    • Welcome
  • Beginners
    • Getting Started General Help and Advice
    • Getting Started Equipment Help and Advice
    • Getting Started With Observing
    • Getting Started With Imaging
  • Community
    • Official SGL Announcements and Events
    • SGL Challenges and Competitions
    • SGL Star Parties
    • Star Parties & Astro Events
    • Celestial Events Heads Up
    • The Astro Lounge
    • Social Groups & Observatories
  • Retailers
    • Sponsor Announcements and Offers
    • FLO Clearance Offers
    • Supplier Reviews
  • Astro Classifieds
    • For Sale / Swap
    • Wanted
  • Equipment
    • Discussions - Scopes / Whole setups
    • Discussions - Binoculars
    • Discussions - Mounts
    • Discussions - Eyepieces
    • Discussions - Cameras
    • Discussions - Software
    • DIY Astronomer
    • DIY Observatories
    • Member Equipment Reviews
  • Observing
    • Observing - Discussion
    • Observing - Reports
    • Observing - Solar
    • Observing - Lunar
    • Observing - Planetary
    • Observing - Deep Sky
    • Observing - Widefield, Special Events and Comets
    • Observing - with Binoculars
    • Sketching
  • Video Astronomy
    • Video Astronomy
  • Imaging
    • Imaging - Discussion
    • Imaging - Tips, Tricks and Techniques
    • Imaging - Image Processing, Help and Techniques
    • Imaging - Lunar
    • Imaging - Solar
    • Imaging - Planetary
    • Imaging - Deep Sky
    • Imaging - Widefield, Special Events and Comets
    • Imaging - Showcase Threads
  • Science
    • History of Astronomy
    • Observing and Imaging Double and Variable Stars
    • Physics, Space Science and Theories
    • Radio Astronomy and Spectroscopy
  • WADAS's WADAS Discussion Forum


  • Astro TV
  • Celestial Events
  • SGL Calendar
  • Astro Society Events
  • Star Parties
  • WADAS's Events


There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...


  • Start





Website URL







Found 3 results

  1. Clear sky (some LP) but for some reason I forgot to balance the rig so guiding was hard work!! 30 Lights 10 Darks Stacked and processed in DSS and CS3
  2. I have finally gotten through my second round of acquiring equipment to get myself where I'd like to be viewing-wise. At current time I am just viewing and sketching, no photography. I have a new 2" dielectric diagonal for use with my Celestron 8SE. I have 3 new EPs, all are Explore Scientific 82*, I got the 30mm, 18mm and 4.7mm. I have come to realize the 4.7mm may be a bit much zoom for my scope, but that's okay. I love these EPs and will see if I can't find occasion to use it. Anyway, I also got myself a DGM Optics 2" Nebula Filter. I've only been out once with it on a night when I had some other technical difficulties and ended up not getting to mess around with it as much as I would have liked. In the little bit of experimenting I did with it, I didn't have any luck seeing any of the nebulas I looked for. I was under dark skies and viewing conditions were good. I looked for the North America nebula and a couple others I can't remember. I have now been waiting for the skies to clear, and when I go back out I hope to get to see some things that are better through the filter. Does anybody have any suggestions for DSO's that would be good targets with my specific filter? As a follow up question, I've been looking into the possibility of getting an OIII filter, but finding that they are quite expensive. Are there significant benefits in having an OIII filter if I am not taking photos? Thanks everyone and hope you folks across the pond are finally getting some clear skies! I have been hearing a lot of talk of cloudy nights lately!
  3. I currently have a Celestron Powerseeker 127 and am obviously finding it hard to see DSO's (Andromeda and M13 looks like a grey smudge). I was looking at buying a 10inch Dob, but was wondering if Andromeda and M13 would still look like a grey smudge, but just a bigger one. Also, I was worried about nudging a dob at 400x magnification, would the object just shoot out of view? Any advise on this would be great.

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.