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Old 12-05-2017, 06:34 AM
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Atmos (Colin)
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I agree with Wavytone, a 5" is not overly DSO friendly. Under dark skies I have found some planetary Nebula and galaxies with a 5" but it just doesn't have the aperture to show anything more than a slight fuzz, you cannot push the magnification.

99% of my observing is done with a 4" in short sessions looking at the moon, planets and sometimes some double stars. A few months ago I was quite excited to be able to see the E&F stars in the trapezium (Orion Nebula) while binoviewing.

In short, it's about accepting your aperture and just looking at what it shows well.
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