Telescope viewing question?

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Skyhydra

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<p>I have a 4.5in reflecting telescope and from my house I can see M13 with the telescope and with binos as a fuzzy round object.&nbsp; Like a unfocused cottenball.&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>If I was to go to a dark site or a place where I can see the milkyway, will I be able to see more detail or a brightter M13 with the same telescope? </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>I have a 4.5in reflecting telescope and from my house I can see M13 with the telescope and with binos as a fuzzy round object.&nbsp; Like a unfocused cottenball.&nbsp; &nbsp;If I was to go to a dark site or a place where I can see the milkyway, will I be able to see more detail or a brightter M13 with the same telescope? <br />Posted by Skyhydra</DIV><br /><br />The darkness will make it much easier to see. But what you really need is&nbsp;a BIGGER telescope! <img src="http://sitelife.space.com/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-wink.gif" border="0" alt="Wink" title="Wink" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><strong><font color="#ff0000">Techies: We do it in the dark. </font></strong></p><p><font color="#0000ff"><strong>"Put your hand on a stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with that special girl for an hour and it seems like a minute. That's relativity.</strong><strong>" -Albert Einstein </strong></font></p> </div>
 
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<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>I have a 4.5in reflecting telescope and from my house I can see M13 with the telescope and with binos as a fuzzy round object.&nbsp; Like a unfocused cottenball.&nbsp; &nbsp;If I was to go to a dark site or a place where I can see the milkyway, will I be able to see more detail or a brightter M13 with the same telescope? <br /> Posted by Skyhydra</DIV></p><p>You'll need a reflector with at least 6 or 8 inches of aperture to see M13 as anything other than a fuzzy ball.&nbsp;</p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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