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Posted by dlnevins/">dlnevins on September 24, 1999 17:31:57 UTC

Rich:

I strongly recommend the book "Turn Left at Orion"; it lists many deep sky objects that would be easily found in your telescope, and gives good instructions on how to find them. My favorite objects at this time of year (September) include the Double Cluster in Perseus, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the Ring Nebula (M57), and the Dumbell Nebula (M27) in Vulpecula. Get a good set of star maps and have fun tracking these down. Happy observing!

: I'm a new "astronomer" (I don't know if it aplies to me or not since I just started). : I just bought a 4.5 Tasco reflector (Not the greatist scope in the world, I know, but it was cheap and I didn't know if I was gonna stick with it or not) : and I would like to know what some of the more "beatiful" stellar objects are. I have looked at the Moon and Saturn so far, and that was the most awesome thing I have ever seen! : Also, the scope has a very unstable equatorial mount(wind moves it around greatly), is there a way to make it more stable short of a new stand? : Thanks for the help.

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