#21  
Old 16-05-2020, 06:47 PM
mental4astro's Avatar
mental4astro (Alexander)
kids+wife+scopes=happyman

mental4astro is offline
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: sydney, australia
Posts: 4,869
Excellent Evan!

That is a very capable instrument

My first "real" scope was a 5" SCT. It showed me not only the Cassini Division in Saturn's rings for the first time, but also the Martian polar ice caps and angle's-breath-like clouds on Mars (an 80A filter helps), and the Great Red Spot on Jupiter (an 80A also helps). It is also able to show a shadow transit on Jupiter

And no slouch with DSO's, Omega Cent. resolved, Eta Carina (ramp up the magnification on the Homunculus Neb - it's the bipolar neb that surrounds the star Eta Carina itself), M20 & M8. From a dark site Centaurus A, M104, even Markarian's Chain is worth a shot!

Heck, from home even have a crack at some of the brighter planetary nebulae - Ghost of Jupiter, Saturn Nebula, Blue Planetary and a bunch of others. A 12mm to 14mm eyepiece is a good focal length with that scope for these and globular clusters. The exit pupil it provides is a good contrast sweet spot with that scope

Alex.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 18-05-2020, 03:39 PM
ecsaow (Evan)
Registered User

ecsaow is offline
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 8
Agreed, its my first "real" scope now. My next adventure is looking for some DSOs, have just been reveling in the planets and Moon. I feel like I saw Saturn and Jupiter for the first time with this little scope. Thanks for the reminder I forgot about my Blue filter the other night, was just so excited with what I was seeing. I have a 13mm SW UW70 ep thats been helping things along. Its just such a heavy bugger, think will be upgrading my mount pretty soon.

Cheers
Evan
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +10. The time is now 12:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.8.7 | Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertisement
Bintel
Advertisement
Testar
Advertisement
Limpet Controller
Advertisement
NexDome Observatories
Advertisement
Astronomy and Electronics Centre
Advertisement