GREAT! You're off to a great start!!!!!!! I was out of town for a while
and missed your posts. What did you end up buying?
Tonight, if you can get out, look for the double star Albireo---It's an
amazing double. The color contrast between the true gold and the royal blue
stars is just awesome.----easy to find too. Another easy to find target is
M4---That will help you learn Antares and will also introduce you to another
cool Messier object.
(The Telrad is pretty cool isn't it?!)
"Zarkovic" <zarkovic@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
> HI guys!!!
> Superb night. I found the christmas tree, the M103!!!!!!!!!11 I can't
> belive it, it was crazy. Just insane. After using the telrad charts of off
> this website, starry night pro 5, I finally located at least one Messier
> object. I didn't know what it looked like, but I read on the info that it
> should be like a christmas tree and it was, so cool Then I zoomed in with
> my 10 mm, and it was so beautiful, I can't even describe it. Blue, red,
> orange, even whitish, all there in a nice triangle. I located it two more
> times, and now I have no trouble locating it!!!! Can't belive it! Anyhow,
> I saw Mars again, learned where capella is and instantly recodnize Deneb,
> Vega, Polaris and now Capella too and Arcturus too. And, yea I was looking
> for M31 andromeda there, for like 10 minutes with my 10 mm eyepiece! I was
> so hyped about the M103, I totally forgot I left it in there, haha just
> terrible. Anyhow.....yea...Just insane, I can't belive some people can
> find all 110 of them in one night. I just want to say how GLAD I am that I
> didn't give up with go to systems, I would NOT have LEARNED anything, just
> a shame. Thank you guys. There is so much more, and I am just tripping out
> about the M103 and some of the major stars I learned. By the way, here is
> my brief observation of what I think was the north American nebulae, that
> I posted in cherookee's post #4.
> Just a lil update...I think I saw the N. American nebulae
> I used the telrad circled from the site
> http://www.solarius.com/msas/findercharts/messier_objects.html and there
> a link below, called deep sky objects. There is the north american
> and I think I was able to see it. Here is what I saw: I used my standard
> 25mm sirius plossl from orion (1.25") and it was about "an extra telrad
> circle from deneb" What I mean by this is if there was a 4th circle in
> telrad, right on the edge of it, I think I saw the nebule. Now, I did not
> see the whole thing, but I saw the shape of it by moving my scope a bit
> a bit there. It was not red or anything ( I have no filters yet) but it
> seemed like a bit pale grayish, with lots of white in it...it looked like
> spilled a bit of flour on dark floor, some large bumps (brighter stars)
> mostly just like the lil specs there, just sort of covering the floor.
> it was big, and I think I recodnized the gulf part, and at the edges, I
> could see like these lil "voids" and bigger brighter stars, while little
> specs of flour dissapeared mostly around it. Think that was it? Perhaps
> be able to tell with OIII or sky glow some day.