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C4-R Limiting Magnitude

Started by Sean Cunneen, 11/16/2007 08:27AM
Posted 11/16/2007 08:27AM | Edited 11/16/2007 08:30AM Opening Post
Last night I split my first"real double", actually the triple of Zeta in Orion. I saw(with Averted Vision) the 10th mag third star, even better, I did not know it was there until I kept looking and looking. 10th magnitude isn't bad considering I live 3 blocks outside of Chicago! So I'm asking, what's the dimmest magnitude you've seen in your scopes compared to what they were rated for? According to Celestron, this scope is limited to 12mag, but what do those mathematicians know anyways!

Sean Cunneen
8" f/8 homebuilt on CG-5 GEM
22 Pan
12 T4
TMB 7mm
TMB 5mm
TMB 3.2mm