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What Can I Expect to See....?

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nightfisher    6,296

superb thread qualia, this will be so helpful to people joining this wonderful hobby, thank you for taking the time to put this together

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Uplooker    1,217

Yes, well done. this is a very well thought out and informative article / thread. It takes me back to when i started observing.

Congratulaions again Qualia on a fine bit of writing.

Ian

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arrayschism    45

Again, an excellent post Qualia - definitely should be required reading for those at the beginning of this fantastic pursuit.

Likewise, looking forward to your next instalment.

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spaceboy    1,474

Excellent!! This will save beginners from the belief everything they see in the glossy astro mags is what they will see through their first telescope. While I found the first views of Saturn through my 200K mind blowing I have to admit I fell for the whole magnification is everything trap and often wasted many a nights observing looking at mush through a 6.5mm eyepiece expecting to see masses of detail.

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cotterless45    8,276

Excellent, really looking forward to the next part. Mrs.C thinks I'm mad spending hours looking at bits of fluff, but you never know what you might find ( even under the sofa !)

Old Nick.

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bambuko    231

Every aspiring newb should be made to read this before he parts with the money  :evil5:

Excellent! and I am looking forward to part II

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Moonshane    9,472

Excellent, really looking forward to the next part. Mrs.C thinks I'm mad spending hours looking at bits of fluff, but you never know what you might find ( even under the sofa !)

Old Nick.

many people spend hours on the internet looking at bits of fluff.

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Moonshane    9,472

superb bit of writing Rob and truly helpful. it made me realise one thing. I am sending back that Brad Pitt after shave.

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AlexB67    730

many people spend hours on the internet looking at bits of fluff.

One reason for the bigger scope and upgrades, not to expect to see more hubble type images, but to find more and smaller fluff under the sofa that is fainter  :smiley:  

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Astro Imp    2,552

Well done, another excellent well written and thought out post.

Hurry up I'm waiting for part two  :p

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HIP3802    264

A very clear and well thought out article. This should certainly be a 'sticky'.

Looking at the other comments you now have an audience - many of them  very experienced observers - eagerly awaiting part 2!!

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NGC 1502    685

Nice one :smiley:    At my last club meeting (Castle Point AC), eyepiece expectations were discussed. We talked about Stephens Quintet. Someone said that we observe with our eyes and mind together. I said - when you look at these galaxies, the light you are seeing left them when Earth had but a single continent........with that in mind, those little fuzzy patches at the limit of visual observation in our club's 16" Dob are awesome..........

Regards, Ed.

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