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17 years 5 months ago #40578 by jeyjey
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Dave hit most of my favorites (another galaxy man here), but I'd also add the "other" Leo triplet (M95/96/105) and the Owl Nebula (M97).

Oh, and if you view under dark skies, M33 and NGC2403 can also be worthwhile (although both wash out horribly under light polluted skies).

-- Jeff

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17 years 5 months ago #40579 by pmgisme
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Just buy the following THREE books from Sky and Telescope:

1. Celestial Sampler by Sue French.

2. Binocular Highlights by Gary Seronik (They are scope highlights as well)

3. Pocket Sky Atlas by Roger Synott.

(Sue French's book gives a lifeime of guidance about what to look at in the sky.)

Peter.

P.S. If you want to specialise there are "deeper" books galore.

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17 years 5 months ago #40580 by TrevorDurity
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Hey Matthew,

From Salthill you can see M81/M82 quite clearly. M82 was visible quite well last night despite the late haze and almost full moon. It's an extraordinary looking galaxy & it's the easiest one to see detail in from our location due to LP.

M34 through M39. M37 in Auriga is a particularly nice open cluster.
M44 Beehive
M45 of course ;-)

Don't forget the Double Cluster in Perseus!

BTW you're welcome to grab the Ultrablock again. Should be far more use in your LX90 than in the previous scope.

Trev

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17 years 5 months ago #40583 by pmgisme
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You cant even see the SKY from the light polluted and casino-polluted holiday resort of Salthill.

Peter

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17 years 5 months ago #40586 by dave_lillis
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Doesn't the LX90 have tours built in, try running them first.
Failing that, do the planets and then the Messier objects, then go through the brighter NGC if you're feeling like a challenge.
That'll keep you busy for a few years. :lol:

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17 years 5 months ago #40588 by ftodonoghue
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Just buy the following THREE books from Sky and Telescope:

1. Celestial Sampler by Sue French.

2. Binocular Highlights by Gary Seronik (They are scope highlights as well)

3. Pocket Sky Atlas by Roger Synott.

(Sue French's book gives a lifeime of guidance about what to look at in the sky.)

Peter.

P.S. If you want to specialise there are "deeper" books galore.


Or you could use the handbooks produced by IFAS members..

If you are beyond beginner, start with the bincular and messier handbooks

www.irishastronomy.org/observers/challenges/index.php

Cheers
Trevor

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