Using binoculars to view deep-sky objects Locating deep-sky objects with binoculars will be easier than trying to initially find them with a telescope since they have a wider field of view. Targets like the Pleiades, Melotte 111, Melotte 186, and the Hydras Head are far more suited to binoculars than telescopes.
How do you find deep-sky objects for astrophotography?
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What is not a deep-sky object?
A deep-sky object (DSO) is any astronomical object that is not an individual star or Solar System object (such as Sun, Moon, planet, comet, etc.).
What magnification do I need to see the planets?
Experienced planetary observers use 20x to 30x per inch of aperture to see the most planetary detail. Double-star observers go higher, up to 50x per inch (which corresponds to a ½-mm exit pupil).
What eyepiece is best for Mars?
Having a good high magnification eyepiece or two will definitely help you enjoy Mars at its best, but be sure you arent going to go over the maximum magnification of your telescope, or use too much magnification on a poor night. Remember, in perfect conditions, a 6 or larger telescope can handle 300x magnification.