Anyone for Urban Observing List?

Anyone for Urban Observing List?

Postby rene-gedaly » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:07 am

I guess I could have posted this under the Astroleague Observing Forum but Urban Observing is a natural for backyard observing.

I've been working the Urban Observing List off and on for five years and have decided to jump back in now that I have an 11" Dob. The week is looking pretty poor. Have my alarm set for 4 a.m. That's when the clouds should clear in my neighborhood.
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Re: Anyone for Urban Observing List?

Postby todd-murray » Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:46 pm

I'm all in, I'd love to have a list of objects to shoot for from my backyard.

Would they be sorted by aperture-achievability? lol
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Re: Anyone for Urban Observing List?

Postby edward-fraini » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:48 am

I have done this list and what I found most interesting is how the open clusters appeared in the eyepiece. The brighter stars are smaller and seem dimmer but what caught my eye is that many of the stars in an open cluster like those in Auriga sparkled in and out like a 4th of July sparkler. I am fortunate to have home sky's much better than inside the beltway.

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