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16 years 6 months ago #57778 by Tonybwf
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Hi all,

Im wondering is tuttle visible with binos i read it is easily visible and i got its position off heavens above but i couldnt find it the last night i was out..im using Celestron 15x70 skymaster binos...would it look like a star rather then what holmes looks like??

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16 years 6 months ago #57779 by jeyjey
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Tony --

Yes, 8P/Tuttle is much smaller (and dimmer) than 17P/Holmes, so I imagine it would appear stellar at 15x.

Too cloudy from Louth to know for sure, though....

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16 years 6 months ago #57780 by DaveGrennan
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Saturn,

I've written an article that includes finder charts for 8P.

See here;

www.astronomy.ie/tuttle.html

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16 years 6 months ago #57785 by Tonybwf
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Hi chaps,
thanks for that dave..jeff im probably going to sound stupid whats stellar @ 15x??

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16 years 6 months ago #57789 by jeyjey
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Dave --

Great article. Looks like it's diving toward the horizon pretty fast... hopefully these clouds will clear soon.

Tony --

Sorry for the shorthand. It will likely appear like a star (stellar) at a magnification of 15 (@ 15x). At higher magnifications (say, 100x or more) you would likely see a fuzzy ball.

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16 years 6 months ago #57797 by Tonybwf
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Sound jeff thanks!

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