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M91 tough in bino's

Started by dsimons, 03/24/2004 12:42AM
Posted 03/24/2004 12:42AM Opening Post
I was scanning through Virgo, past M64, 100,99,88 and on to M91. But the going started to get really tough. I found the guide stars on the chart (Herold Bobruff, nice atlas) and the area I looked at was surrounded by the right stars, but I was barely on the edge of seeing it. Worst case of averted imagination I have ever had. The sky was clear but a little bright. Maybe Mag 5. A good night here in Santa Rosa CA is around 5.5+. Maybe 6" at 25X is not enough aperature or magnification. Everything else was looking great though.

Anybody else stumble with M91 ?

David Simons