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RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: Need Advice On First Telescope

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Posted by Brett Wood on October 27, 2000 23:15:44 UTC

Hey, M31 was my first deep sky object, too. Nothing wrong with that. It's amazing that you're looking at another galaxy. Probably someone on a planet in that galaxy is looking back at you for the first time.

A fantastic cluster for this time of year is the double cluster which hangs between Perseus and Cassiopeia. If your observing site is fairly dark, you can make at a smudge between the two constellations with the naked eye. If you can see M31 at all with the naked eye, the double cluster will be no problem.

Auriga, which rises a little later in the evening, has several very nice clusters as does Cassiopeia.

Have fun!!

best wishes

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