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Eric Ayyagari

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Re: Is it possible to see the North American nebula visually?
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2018, 02:44:30 PM »
Have you tried the Veil nebula yet? That's a hard one to, but can see it in my 10" Dob, low power and nebula filter. I'm in a red zone and I have to wait for Cygnus to get high in the sky. I have not yet seen the NA. Maybe On a super transparent night I'll give it another try?

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Re: Is it possible to see the North American nebula visually?
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2018, 04:05:35 PM »
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Have you tried the Veil nebula yet? That's a hard one to, but can see it in my 10" Dob, low power and nebula filter. I'm in a red zone and I have to wait for Cygnus to get high in the sky. I have not yet seen the NA. Maybe On a super transparent night I'll give it another try?
Yes I was able to see that the first evening out. That one was easier for me to resolve but was still a bit of a challenge.John

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Re: Is it possible to see the North American nebula visually?
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2018, 05:39:30 PM »
Your going to be amazed what that Astronomik OIII does from your skies...

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Re: Is it possible to see the North American nebula visually?
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2018, 10:49:26 AM »
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Have you tried the Veil nebula yet? That's a hard one to, but can see it in my 10" Dob, low power and nebula filter. I'm in a red zone and I have to wait for Cygnus to get high in the sky. I have not yet seen the NA. Maybe On a super transparent night I'll give it another try?

If the veil is very difficult - I doubt you'll see the NA nebula. You need to be someplace darker than a red zone. At least yellow, preferably green or blue.

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Re: Is it possible to see the North American nebula visually?
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2018, 11:31:35 PM »
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Steven Gottlieb lists NGC7000 at 120' x 100' so what you have to do is look for the contrast difference along the edges of your FOV. Or spot the brightest "Gulf of Mexico" part and expand the observation from there. That was successful for me with the same ep and an XT10i the 1st time I saw the object. But I was using a good O-III filter too and was at the club dark site in SE Okla.A good filter reference is behind the RESOURCES tab in the two articles-http://www.prairieastronomyclub.org/#Also see David Knisely's posts on the subject.
Thank youVery helpful and easy to understand.

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Re: Is it possible to see the North American nebula visually?
« Reply #35 on: February 09, 2018, 01:22:20 AM »
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Have you tried the Veil nebula yet? That's a hard one to, but can see it in my 10" Dob, low power and nebula filter. I'm in a red zone and I have to wait for Cygnus to get high in the sky. I have not yet seen the NA. Maybe On a super transparent night I'll give it another try?


Sure. While the Veil is not a subject for the naked eye, it certainly can be seen with hand-held 10x50 binoculars without any difficulty in a good sky. I've done so countless times. Telescopically I've likewise seen it just like presented in photos, an intricate series of intertwined glowing filaments and this totally without need for any filters using a 12.5" Newtonian. A marvelous object indeed!

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