Re: (IAAC) Hercules galaxies (was Re: What should I buy?)
I saw it as elongated in a 20" at WSP, but it was really tough. Tom
Lorenzin and I saw it as elongated in completely opposite directions! Later
Tom told me he had Stephen O'Meara take a look. Stephen agreed with me so I
The funny thing about observing it then was that I had just climbed down
from observing Jupiter through Tom Clark's 36" Yard Scope (nicest optics
I've seen in a big scope). Then Tom L. asks me to have a look at IC 4617.
I said, "You've got to be kidding!" Looking at Jupiter in Tom's scope was
like looking at the moon in a small scope. I felt blind! I was sure I'd
lost all dark adaptation in my observing eye. Surprisingly, I could pick it
Clear skies, Sue
From: Lew Gramer <email@example.com>
the little IC galaxy between M13 and NGC6207, and we got the chance to see
it in the Big Eye... It actually appeared elongated in the 36"!