Jump to content

stargazine_ep34_banner.thumb.jpg.28dd32d9305c7de9b6591e6bf6600b27.jpg

What Can I Expect to See....?


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 319
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

What Can I Expect to See? By Way of Introduction It’s a very easy mistake to make. You see those spectacular images of colour and shape which show the beauty of the Universe and just how fortunate you

The inspiration of the post came from noting that there is sometimes a disappointment for many beginners when they set out to observe. Perhaps they expected to see planets the size of golf balls or Hu

Thank you for your kind words, Mrsmith I'm so glad you stumbled across the post. If a neighbour stumbles across my nocturnal pursuit and I happen to share a view with them of some night sky wonder, y

Posted Images

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

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

  • Like 6
  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

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:  

  • Like 3
Link to post
Share on other sites

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!!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

  • Like 4
Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.