We have been wanting a bigger set of binos.
One of our sporting goods store had a sale on Barska 15×70 binoculars.
And of course as soon as we bought them the astor weather bug hit and RAIN so we have not really had much of a chance to get out and use them.
But the little bit we have used them WOW what a view.
If you are just starting out or even an old hand at astronomy Left Turn At Orion is a good all around book. You will not find the wazoo pictures you get from Hubble.
What you WILL find are very good drawings that look more like what you will see in the eyepiece.
Left Turn At Orion will walk you right to the object, very will done!
This is M29
It is a small 8 star cluster in Cygnus
One of Charles Messier discoveries who cataloged it on July 29, 1764.
This is my first drawings!
M29 is not hard to see just hard to find.
I passed it by a couple of times then it hit me, that small group of stars must be it.
Observing Location: Back Yard
Man what a night.
I was not planing on going out last night.
But right before I went to be I peeked out the door and what a glorious site.
Sagittarius was there in view, a rare thing from my light polluted back yard.
So I packed up the scope and headed out to my dark spot.
I am gald I did
TAGED and BAGED
M54, M70, M69, M55, M7, M6, M4, M80, M11, M26, M16, M9
M31 M32 M110
This was the first time I could SEE Andromeda Galaxy with the naked eye.
I left just as Mars was coming up.
What a night