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backwatertech
2012-Sep-27, 02:40 AM
I'm new to the site and have always been interested in astronomy. I am getting an Orion XT8 telescope soon and have a question. This could be a really stupid question but I'm new to this so bare with me. What kind of filter could be used to see the debris ring around Fomalhaut or is that even possible? Any advice will be gladly taken as I'm a little confused about some stuff and just trying to figure it out.

Romanus
2012-Sep-27, 10:18 AM
Fomalhaut's disk is only visible in infrared light, and then only with a coronagraph. I'm sorry to say that I don't think any amateur telescope in existence could pull it off.

Swift
2012-Sep-27, 12:50 PM
By the way, welcome to CQ backwatertech.

backwatertech
2012-Sep-27, 10:33 PM
Thanks for the quick reply Romanus. Thanks Swift. I've still got a lot to learn about astronomy but I'm really enjoying learning all about it.

Romanus
2012-Sep-28, 03:43 AM
No prob. And, welcome. :)