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Discussion in 'Astronomy & Astrophotography' started by Britchick, Jan 21, 2009.

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    You can do that but its a pretty minimal difference to picking london from the list - As you are only using solar system align ( if you can see venus at the moment) it really matters very little - get out there girl!
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    i forgot, i have to take the boy to cadets- jon will set it up while i'm taking him
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    It will have set by the time you get back

    I'll have a think about what else you can look at - might be a good idea to do it properly then and do a 3 star align.

    not sure how long you will have cloudless skies for but the objects I'd get it to look for are

    M31 - andromeda galaxy ( will look like a milky smudge)

    M45 The Pliedes

    M42 if you can see orion but not if you cant

    NGC884 one of the double cluster in perseus
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    okay back about 18 45 local :yes:
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    you might be lucky venus would be a good sight

    solid cloud here
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    waaaaaaahhhhhhhh it's now cloudy!! i saw a bunch of stars

    when i got back the telescope wasn't on the drive, apparently nothing could be seen because of the light, so we trapsed to the field.............still couldn't see anything- i hadn't even had a look in..........i said ' have you got the eyepiece in there?' doh so off trapsed jon to get the eyepiece :slap: i just wanted to look at venus but no we had to set it up properly, by the time it got to looking at venus it had clouded over that part of the sky:thumbsdown:

    i need to read the instruction manual i think!
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    the first thing to look at is venus - dont bother witha full align just do a solar system align - very easy on a celestron - and you can see venus from your back garden as it is soooooooooooo bright - but dont expect too much too soon - how many eyepieces have you got?
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    there is a 25 - we used that one

    a 10
    4mm ?
    2x barlow
    collimation
    and an eyepiece filter set
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    ok the least high magnification is the 25 and the highest is the 4 adding the barlow doubles the magification of ech so you have 6 different magnifications to play with start with the lowest - the 25 first

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