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Does anyone know of a spotting list or care to share some beginning targets for a binocular user?
I'd appreciate some idea and it looks like it may just be a clear night tonight :)
I did an article recently listing both telescope & binocular targets of some nice, bright, easy to get, showstopper objects in our sky at the moment. :thumbsup:
Highlights of the Winter Sky. (http://www.iceinspace.com.au/63-691-0-0-1-0.html)
11-06-2012, 02:58 PM
Good list Suzy,
It's funny, where I live in the moment, is brilliant for the night sky. But in the park right behind our back yard is a light, shining right where I want to sit!
In a couple of months we move down to Tassie and our new place will be hopefully just as good if not better - 450m high with only two neighbours within 1km and surrounded by crown land.
Kinda spoilt really. But Im holding back abit untill we get to Tassie before I start ticking off any spotting lists. Maybe this will give me a push...just gotta find time to finish reading Bob Bee's 'Heavens Above'.
Actually to be honest I have just started slow...in Bob's book Im up to where he describes the planets and sorta stopped around Venus. Waiting till later in the month to get a look at that little Planet of Love/Hell. Was still too low on the horizon this morning but Jupiter was great and I reckon I saw 3 flashes of a satelite! Very cool!
Thanks Suzy- that's perfect!
I'm hoping the replacement binos arrive this week and hopefully these clear skies will continue.
11-06-2012, 07:12 PM
If you goto skymaps.com ey have a monthly observing list, can can download the sth hemisphere chart, bino targets are on the 2nd page
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