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Nebula night!

Discussion in 'Observing Celestial Objects' started by Pleiades, Sep 2, 2018.

Nebula night!

Started by Pleiades on Sep 2, 2018 at 9:46 PM

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  1. Pleiades

    Pleiades Well-Known Member

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    I used my 12x60 Binos, and never even thought to grab the scope that was 6 feet from me. I used the XT6 on Mars, and the double-double, the remainder of the night was all with my binos. I find I do that a lot. Just less hassle, I guess and my boys and I can view all at the same time. Out from 9PM - 11PM. Nebula hunting. Omega M-17, Eagle M-16, Lagoon M-8, Trifid M-20, Some nebulosity around Cassi. (Maybe Heart and Soul, it was very faint).

    The remainder of the night was on doubles and M13. Then Mars with the XT6, and trying out my new Celestron, X-Cel 18mm, again. This is an amazing EP. I will be replacing my 6mm Omni with a 7mm X-Cel.
     
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    Beautiful nebula spot you looked at Pleiades, the Lagoon is one of my favorite objects, perhaps my second favorite nebula after the great nebula in Orion. Do you have some stand for the binoculars?

    Congratulation for your 18mm Xcel LX too I like mine very much, it's very sharp and comfortable. To check if they have debris inside, I look in the EP facing a bright white computer screen, I am pretty sure this problem was corrected now.

    My 18mm, 5mm and 25mm were all similar with a metallic eye cup but my newest 9mm, the eyecup is made of plastic and it's easier to unscrew then the metallic version of my 18mm. I sold the 25mm and returned the 5mm because of debris inside, I returned the Celestron 24-8 zoom also for a debris issue. The 18 and 9mm, they are a keeper. IF I don't have the 7mm it's because I already have a 7mm orthoscopic (and no more space to carry anymore eyepieces in my tool box)

    Although, I think the 18mm is not very good with my Xcel LX 2x Barlow...eye relief too long and lateral alignment too severe that's why I have a 9mm. :D

    Congratulations anyways.
     
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    I've been lucky with debris. I've got a 40 mm SvBony & a 25mm Sirius with a little dust inside. Both annoying by principal, but no noticeable difference. The 25 mm came with the scope and I have a 25 mm BST that I like pretty well. I'll keep an eye out for that. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    I like my gear very much too.. and i can't wait to go outside and use it again...
     

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