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Article: Finding the Messier Objects with Binoculars - Successes and Failures

Hi all

Faith Jordan has written a great article outline her experiences Finding the Messier Objects with Binoculars - Successes and Failures.

You can read the article on the IceInSpace Projects and Articles page, or directly by clicking the link below:

Finding the Messier Objects with Binoculars - Successes and Failures

Thanks to Faith for contributing to IceInSpace. We'd love to have your contributions - get in touch via the Write for IceInSpace page to submit your articles or reviews.

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I have been observing with binos but have never recorded what I saw or didn't
Your project has inspired me. I am going to start keeping a record..but I am going with my 10x 30 IS...wonder how many I will see?
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A 30mm objective is a little small (although you could say that about my 42mm objective) but you've got IS on your binos which will help you loads.
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A 30mm objective is a little small (although you could say that about my 42mm objective) but you've , got IS on your binos which will help you loads.
Yes its meant to add a magnitude, at least; I also have 7x 50s (more than one actually), 11x60s and 20 x 80s so I guess you could say I like binos;
but I really like these Canon IS and find them incredibly handy to use and take with me when I travel.

also I always keep in mind Phil Harrington's report of having observed the horsehead(!) with 10 or 12 x 30s -not IS either!- who knows what is possible on a clear dark night

of course I personally have not been able to see the HH in 24 inch dob with a h beta filter, so I dont think I am going to be setting any records visually-but it is fun to try
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I posted a link to TUMOL for those interested in chasing down Messier objects with binos.
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=80309
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I posted a link to TUMOL for those interested in chasing down Messier objects with binos.
http://www.iceinspace.com.au/forum/s...ad.php?t=80309

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