A Visual Astronomer's Photographic Guide to the Deep Sky: A by Stefan Rumistrzewicz

By Stefan Rumistrzewicz

How again and again have you ever ‘found’ a deep sky item (DSO), ticked it off the checklist, and moved on, or used the ‘Tour’ functionality in your GO-TO ‘scope and acknowledged, ‘Oh that’s a only a smudge’ or ‘Can’t see it – I’ll circulation directly to the subsequent one.’ If this has occurred to you, then this booklet is for you. it is going to problem you to return to the ‘smudge’ and very glance. are you able to see the faint wisp or the element within the southeastern nook? are you able to see the small cluster in the cluster? attempt to classify the open cluster for your self. examine it to the ‘accepted’ Trumpler category. no matter if you have got a GO-TO ‘scope or now not, this booklet will get you to rediscover one of many good stuff that received you into this pastime within the first position – searching through the eyepiece of a telescope. So pack away the DSLR, CCD digicam, the advisor ‘scope, and computing device and open your pencil case! You’re in for a few fun!

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Can you see its small, faint neighbor (NGC 770) approximately 5’ to the east?

For further reading and a more in depth explanation of galaxy classification systems refer to Steinicke and Jakiel’s excellent book Galaxies and How to Observe Them (see Recommended Texts), available from this publisher. Have fun and see what you can see! 9 13 M 31 This is our famous galactic neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy. Classified as an SAb galaxy, it is visible to the naked eye under dark skies. It requires large fields of view due to its angular size. Can you see NGC 206 (about 1° south west of the core), a cluster in the galaxy itself?

Unfortunately this object was invisible from the author’s location without filtration, as it was lost in the ‘murk,’ but it is included here, as you should be able to locate it even with a small telescope. With an UHC or an OIII filter, it should resemble a much larger version of the Ring Nebula, M 57, in Lyra. 6’ 114” 66” SB* NGC 6709 This is quite irregular as OCs go, with no obvious center, but it contains around 40 stars with a moderate range of brightness. NGC 6709 11” SCT Constellation Observing Lists and Photos 39 NGC 6709 72mm Refractor Trumpler Classification: IV 2 m NGC 6738 This ‘open cluster’ has few stars and is not well detached from the field.

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