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Grand nebulae tour from a dark site!


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A couple of months ago, I made a post about an observing tour of big nebulae from London. I haven’t managed to get out to a dark site this winter so far so was really itching to get to better skies soon.

Despite torrential rain in London today, the forecast was for clear skies tonight. I had an opportunity to visit a dark site and decided to go for it. The instrument of choice was my AP130GTX given it was quite windy.

I was keen to see the dark site views of my latest nv kit setup after some good sessions in London recently. Using my favourite setup for taking phone photo records of my observing, ie a 41mm panoptic with 3nm ha filter, I swept across the sky from Orion on one side to Cepheus on the other. Some stunning views. 😀
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How much does SQM at observing site effect speed you need to run scope at? i.e. For example in Wimbledon presume you can only use a 41 mm, panoptic for photography whereas in IOW you could use the 41 mm afocally for visual?

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13 minutes ago, Deadlake said:

How much does SQM at observing site effect speed you need to run scope at? i.e. For example in Wimbledon presume you can only use a 41 mm, panoptic for photography whereas in IOW you could use the 41 mm afocally for visual?

It’s doesn’t really. I’m quite happy with the visual views of the 41mm both in London and at a dark site. Just in London there is less contrast. 

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1 hour ago, PeterW said:

Almost too bright on the Monkeyhead!

Peter

Night vision works so well on this object - I’d never heard of it until I started using nv and it’s one of the easiest and brightest things to see and pick out detail in.

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10 hours ago, RobertI said:

Really wonderful views. Don't recognise them all, but stunning nevetheless.

Thanks Robert. Yes I should have labelled the pics. 
In order they are

Barnard’s Loop

Seagull 

Horsehead 

California 

Monkeyhead 

Rosette 

Jellyfish 

Pac-Man 

Soul 

Tadpole 

Heart 

Flaming star

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