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Star Hopping - How to find anything from SGL6

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I have prepared some guidelines for those new to the hobby describing how to find objects in the sky using star hoping.

They describe how to find a galaxy NGC 2903 in Leo but also include techniques designed to find fainter objects.

The notes come from my own experience of finding galaxies over the last few years.

I hope they help.

Regards

Mark Stuart

Star hoping.pdf

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Downloaded and saved - thanks very much Mark.

Mike

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Many thanks Mark, I've made this a sticky.

I really enjoyed the session you did at SGL6, and hopefully this guide will inspire many other people to go hunting for themsleves!

Helen

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some very useful information in there, thanks.

I would also add, know the field of view of your widest angle "finder" eyepiece, as some times it's easier to hop using that eyepiece instead of the finder

I always have fun and games trying to remember how my finder and scope flip, reverse and invert images...with mental gymnastics required to determine if i'm seeing the right stars, just the wrong way round!

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That's great - thanks Mark.

Have saved it.

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Mark,

Many thanks - I have saved your guide and printed it out for study - it should be very helpful!

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Thanks for posting, have downloaded a copy and will have a read through.

Thanks

Mcro

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Thanks downloaded and saved!

Chris

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Thanks Mark- looks a great place to start ;)

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Only just found this, but excellent, thanks Mark.

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Thanks Mark - really helpful!

Your title sums up my approach a little to closely, though - point the scope about right and hope!

J

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Very nice document.

One problem, you spelt 'hopping' wrong.

:):D:D:D

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Thanks Mark, Great job, I am pleased with your great explanation of star hopping. it is a real keeper. seeya john:hello2:

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Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments.

The spelling mistakes are just me. You can tell its an original piece of my work!

Mark

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Nice one Mark, was havin a mare with dec & RA

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Thanks Mark! This will be a very useful document for me.

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Thanks for that!! This was a big help with me getting me started :icon_salut:

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Wonderful. Thanks. Save me posting a newbie question. I was trying and failing to star hop last night but could not get my head round up/down east/west in Turn Left At Orion. Trying to navigate while looking throught the eyepiece is confusing me. My sense of direction depends which way I stand to it.

Will try again armed with your article.

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Very nice document.

One problem, you spelt 'hopping' wrong.

:D:D:D:D

maybe a Freudian slip !

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