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Old 09-11-2018, 07:40 AM
pmrid (Peter)
Ageing badly.

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Well, a brief reality check has persuaded me that this particular object will remain closed to me - with the theoretical resolution (Dawes Limit of 4.56 seconds/aperture in inches) of my longest FL scope is only about .5 seconds and since this object is only 1 second away from an elliptical galaxy - well, you can see the problem. I have a 10" newt with a lovely Suchting conical mirror in it but even that might not be enough to see this but factoring in the usual limits imposed by even the best local seeing would conspire against me. I'll give it a try but I won't be holding my breath.

Peter
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