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M31 Andromeda Galaxy

PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:17 pm
by Pullock
I've had my telescope less than a week and I'm pretty sure I just saw Andromeda, I can't quite believe I managed to see it, even if it is a blur with a red accent, I find it so thrilling to know I can see these things.

I originally went out to look at the ISS which I saw with the naked eye but didn't manage to get in my scope for more than a second before I lost it.

I've just ordered a couple more eyepieces, some filters and a barlow, I'm enjoying it much more than I expected and look forward to many more beautiful nights looking into the night sky.

Re: M31 Andromeda Galaxy

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:00 pm
by jjb2011
Pullock
Great to see that you are enjoying your scope, and I am sure that you will get to see lots of interesting targets this autumn.
What scope do you have ? - Oh and welcome to the Shed !

JJB

Re: M31 Andromeda Galaxy

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:03 pm
by carastro
Welcome to the Shed and the Wow of Astronomy.

Carole

Re: M31 Andromeda Galaxy

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:14 pm
by Pullock
jjb2011 wrote:Pullock
Great to see that you are enjoying your scope, and I am sure that you will get to see lots of interesting targets this autumn.
What scope do you have ? - Oh and welcome to the Shed !

JJB


I have the Orion Skyscanner 100mm it was my second choice to the Skywatcher heritage 130p but at the time the budget didn't quite stretch to it. Plus the skyscanner went on sale and that kind of sealed the deal but I am thoroughly impressed with it.

Last night I went out looked up and saw a star and I thought, Hmm, is that Altair? And sure enough it was, I'm already starting to learn positions by the time and positions in the sky.

Re: M31 Andromeda Galaxy

PostPosted: Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:07 pm
by Pullock
jjb2011 wrote:Pullock
Great to see that you are enjoying your scope, and I am sure that you will get to see lots of interesting targets this autumn.
What scope do you have ? - Oh and welcome to the Shed !

JJB


I've wrote this once but for some reason it didn't post so I'll try again.

I have the Orion Skyscanner 100mm, it was my second choice to the Skywatcher heritage 130p but my budget wouldn't quite stretch, plus I spotted the skyscanner on sale and that sealed the deal. I am thoroughly impressed with it, I just need to work on keeping myself warm now the nights are getting colder but I'm not going to let that stop me.

Re: M31 Andromeda Galaxy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:13 am
by Twisted Carrot
Nothing beats the thrill of seeing something for the first time and repeatedly time after time. It always amazes.
Welcome to the forum and enjoy astronomy.

Re: M31 Andromeda Galaxy

PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:21 pm
by galileo
Can I recommend one of these industrial freezer suits for keeping the cold out.
I feel the cold quickly but with one of these I'm still toasty even after several hours in freezing temperatures.

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