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M13 with a 24" Dob

Started by Joplin Motisher-Chittenden, 07/07/2002 02:33PM
Posted 07/07/2002 02:33PM Opening Post
I had the pleasure of viewing through a 24" Dobsonian last night. Although the sky was filled with thin clouds, making good viewing of galaxies hard, M13 was amazing. It was resolved into hundreds of stars and had a fantastic three-dimensional look. I've got an 80mm refractor that will resolve a few stars under good condtions, but this made the view through the refractor look downright pitiful. Rats, now I have no choice but to get a big Dob - I'm hopelessly addicted :-)

Posted 07/10/2002 02:15PM #1
Joplin-I find it hard to believe that the 24" gave a better view than the 80mm(just joking!). I'll never forget the view got of M13 and M27 through a 17" Dob up at Stellafane. Three dimensional is a good description.