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Ships and Stars

Struggling with visual - Cocoon and Wizard Nebulae.

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58 minutes ago, John said:

I've managed (just !) to see the Horsehead Nebula a couple of times from my back garden which is on the fringes of a large town. I used my 12 inch dob and the Astronomik H-Beta filter to catch it. The target took a fair amount of practice runs and preparation before I managed to actually see it for the first time. Probably one of the least spectacular targets that I've observed in terms of what you see but I still feel that it's well worth "the chase" :icon_biggrin:

Here is the report I posted when I managed to see it, if it's of any interest:


Your 20 inch under dark scottish skies should be made for such challenges !

That's excellent John! I'm bound to catch it this season. Just need a break in this blasted weather we're having this way!

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