as of 07/25/2021 11:55 a.m.
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|Size||70 arc min|
|Discovered||1784 William Herschel|
The following form will generate a PDF finder chart suitable for printing using to locate objects in the sky with your telescope!
The Date is only really useful for solar system objects, as deep space objects move measurably only on a galactic timescale.
The larger the F.O.V (field of view), the more "zoomed out" the object will appear. It can be helpful to print several charts of the same object with different field of views.
Limiting the magnitude (remember, lower magnitude means brighter!) of stars and objects can make sure your chart is not cluttered with dim objects that you may not be visible to you anyway. The defaults are good, but try experimenting with raising and lowering the values.
Finally found the Veil! OIII filter made it pop out from the background. Once found I removed the OIII and attempted to view, it is invisible under my suburban skies without either the Ultrablock or OIII. With the Ultrablock it is still difficult to see if you aren't prepared for its size, with a 30mm (1.64 degree FOV) EP it spills out of the view!
OIII makes it obvious in my light pollution, and under dark skies it must be amazing!
Part (7a)of my first light report with the 12" dob: Had to go up early today so I rounded off the session with a peek at the Veil Nebula. This was only the third time I've seen it and obviously the difference from the 6" was, in my opinion, HUGE! I got to bed a happy man. Very glad I decided to get the 12" dob.
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