Observation In South East area

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Observation In South East area

Post by haejae » Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:45 pm

Hello, im a beginner and just bought a new scope a week or so ago. I have trouble observing even the brightest objects in the sky like stars and needless to say planets. With a 10x50 celestron bino, i could only make out certain stars. any advice will be appreciated. Thanks! Scope(5 ich newtonian) [smilie=admire2.gif]

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Re: Observation In south east area

Post by antares2063 » Sun Oct 18, 2015 12:44 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum, grats on your new telescope.

I'm not too sure as to what your query is ? We are living in Singapore, if you are trying to observe out from home windows, chances are you wont see much stars in the sky. Now with the haze on and off it makes the matters worse. In order to see more, need to bring scope to relatively darker places like rural parts of Malaysia.

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Re: Observation In south east area

Post by haejae » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:22 pm

Is there any place in the East area that is reputable for "dark Skies?''. Also as i am a novice and just 14 yrs old can i participate in any upcoming obv sessions around the east? Thank you

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Re: Observation In south east area

Post by antares2063 » Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:45 am

Well i stay in the East too, you may try Bedok Reservoir or East Coast Park . FOr East Coast Park there is a big field 100m away from the Hawker Center, the coconut patch of ECP near the ex-Goldkist chalet has been boarded up so that site is out. Try to get away from the jogging path lights if you can. And try aim for the brighter DSOs...galaxies in Singapore are tough. You are using a starchart apps on your mobile phone i guess?

As what greatredspot mentioned in your other thread, the haze is the problem, it kills everything visually even for bright stars. Need too tahan till the fires are gone for good...

As for public sessions, of cos u are welcome to join, age isnt an issue. Not much on now due to the extent of this haze.

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Re: Observation In south east area

Post by bornfree » Wed Oct 21, 2015 6:05 pm

maybe you can try the moon. look at the craters along the terminator (the shadow cutting across the moon) shadows of the craters along this area makes the moon a good object to look at. at least that is the brightest object to look at during this hazy period.
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Re: Observation In south east area

Post by haejae » Wed Oct 21, 2015 7:43 pm

Okay thank you Jun Wei and bornfree. Just one last thing, besides the moon are there any other good objects i can use the 127 eq to look at? Thanks!:)

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Re: Observation In south east area

Post by antares2063 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:02 am

No worries Haejae, actually i would like to ask back some to help with your queries:

1. Do u use your scope from indoors looking out or do u setup outdoors? Any tall buildings blocking? (difficult in sg..haha)

2. Which constellations do u recognise? There are some easier M objects now in the sky..both early part of the night and predawn. But im excluding the predawn sky assuming your parents dont like u to stay up too late. Orion rises around 2am these days. M42 in Orion is bright , so are M7 in Scorpius, M8 in Sagittarius. If you are armed with a star chart dont go for those more than magnitude 4-5 to be sure of what you are looking at.

Venus and jupiter rises just before sun rise timing. Saturn is in the western direction right after nightfall but its getting lower.

Hope this helps?
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Re: Observation In South East area

Post by haejae » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:08 pm

Yes there are buildings around me unfortunately [smilie=crying2.gif]

My field of view from my house is 40-60 degrees facing the west
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Re: Observation In South East area

Post by haejae » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:10 pm

1) i use it primarily indoors as what i have said ^
2) I cant really recognise any constellations these few weeks becos of the sickenong haze which limits me to only recognise stars o magnitudes lower than 0:(

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Re: Observation In South East area

Post by antares2063 » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:03 pm

Dont worry, we all are suffering from clear sky withdrawal symptoms haha...cant do any proper observing with the haze.

Next time if got session will post on forum and pm u. (Once haze is truly gone)

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