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August 28, 2010 September 2, 2010

Posted by orionrising in Observing.
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The Celestial Arrow of Sagitta

Object: Stars

Site: Front Yard

Seeing: 5

Transparency: Excellent

Type: Deep-Sky

Size: 5.3 Degrees

Constellation: Sagitta

Magnification: 10x

FOV: 4.8 Degrees

Observing Time: 9:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Notes: Examined tonight the beautiful constellation Sagitta, the Arrow.  The constellation fit well within my binocular field, yet by calculation it shouldn’t fit within my binocular FOV! Maybe a recalculation is in order… regardless, this is the first time I have seen this constellation (very excited!).  It isn’t visible from my front yard with only the naked eye.  1st impressions: all dull whitish-blue stars, the five stars that make up this constellation are arranged in a pattern very representative of an ancient arrow.  Quite amazing.

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1. Telescopes - September 13, 2010

Nice Post and very good information about the binocular and telescope. You are doing good job.

orionrising - September 13, 2010

Thanks!


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