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Old 02-07-2020, 10:51 AM
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summer time

Hey everyone,

Im relatively new to this so i have only been targeting deep space objects during the winter. My question is during the summer " warmer months " is there good objects to target in the night sky? Is it is a case of winter has more range then summer?
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Old 02-07-2020, 10:58 AM
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Some good advice
Download a copy of the planetarium “Stellarium” on your laptop ( it’s free )and you can see what’s up there any time , every night of the year , year after year
You can also use for Goto functions for your mount ( eg EQMOD for Skywatcher and Orion mounts )
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Hi Jay here's a top 3 of the obvious ones.

1. NGC 3372 - Eta Carinae Nebula, it's big it's bright, it's high and it's probably the easiest to start with.
2. Messier 42 - The Orion Nebula, everyone does it, but there's a reason why. It's a great target.
3. Barnard 33 - The Horsehead and Flame Nebula, it's trickier than the other two but by far more rewarding. It's one of the most attractive things up there.
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Hey Jay, I'm also keen to tune into the seasonality of things.


M78 is something I'm really psyched to have a go at, and also looking forward to the veil nebula and andromeda being up a bit earlier.



I've got to scope out somewhere with a decent north horizon.
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Hi Jay here's a top 3 of the obvious ones.

1. NGC 3372 - Eta Carinae Nebula, it's big it's bright, it's high and it's probably the easiest to start with.
2. Messier 42 - The Orion Nebula, everyone does it, but there's a reason why. It's a great target.
3. Barnard 33 - The Horsehead and Flame Nebula, it's trickier than the other two but by far more rewarding. It's one of the most attractive things up there.

yeah thanks for that.
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