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Posts Made By: david elosser

June 18, 2013 10:04 AM Forum: Politics

August 9, 2013 12:16 AM Forum: Politics

North Carolina's Republican Tax Plan

Posted By david elosser

Klueless, klueless minds. wink

The libs in NC pitched a hissy and got the YouTube removed so...(in case you missed the YouTube Vid):


David E

November 7, 2013 02:26 PM Forum: Refractors

Seeing m27 and m57

Posted By david elosser

M33 would be a more difficult target than M27 or M57 from a suburban or urban area. I'm wondering if you saw M31, Andromeda galaxy? M33 would appear round in shape and very dim and diffuse, with little detail. M31 is elongated, bright, and with a very bright core. M27 is bright, but much smaller in size than either M31 or M33, so it can be easily overlooked if you have not spotted it before. M57 is a little dimmer than M27 and quite a bit smaller in size, medium powers are usually needed to spot it as at low power it can appear star-like (although M57 will tend to "blink out" when you try to look directly at it). Both these planetaries are visible in suburban skies with a 4" scope, but if you are urban try an O-III or broadband light pollution filter like the Orion Skyglow.

David E