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StarFiveSky

How bad is my situation (to get inton astronomy)?

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Welcome..

Well its dilemma situation here!.. Humm you maybe best looking at a strong photo tripod, that clearly folds down well. Hunt Ebay for a good deal. Once you have that options could be big bino's or a mak. This would mean the back pack could cope!. You will need a few eyepieces and a barlow also.

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On 13/07/2018 at 15:13, Rob said:

Welcome..

Well its dilemma situation here!.. Humm you maybe best looking at a strong photo tripod, that clearly folds down well. Hunt Ebay for a good deal. Once you have that options could be big bino's or a mak. This would mean the back pack could cope!. You will need a few eyepieces and a barlow also.

What about my location? Light pollution etc?

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On 13/07/2018 at 11:19, StarFiveSky said:

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??)

<-- Correct loc: Ennepetal, 58256 

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3 hours ago, StarFiveSky said:

What about my location? Light pollution etc?

If you go to this light pollution map for your area, you'll see you're in red/yellow area which means you won't be able to see the Milky Way, but you should be able to see many brighter stars and use them to locate star clusters and brighter nebula via star hopping.  You'll probably need a UHC or OIII nebula filter to bring out more detail in them once centered.  Notice that if you go south and east just a little ways, your sky conditions will improve quite a bit.

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