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What will it look like in my telescope?

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What will it look like in my telescope?

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Post by russmax » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:32 am

Many beginners wonder what that celestial thingy will look like in their telescope. Maybe they’ve looked at something, and they think it’s the thing but they’re not sure.

I recall on Astronomy Forum, someone linked to a website with a telescope simulator at astronomy.tools. You tell it your scope, eyepiece, Barlow or reducer, and the object, and it shows you what you might expect.

I’m linking that one and another one, Stelvision, I found. Stelvision doesn’t have very many objects, but it does a good job with realistic views.

http://astronomy.tools/calculators/field_of_view/
https://www.stelvision.com/en/telescope-simulator/

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