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Seeing and Transparency Table

Seeing - Atmospheric Stability

  1. Severely disturbed - Low power unsteady
  2. Poor - Medium power unsteady
  3. Good - High power unsteady
  4. Excellent - High power soft
  5. Superb - All powers steady

Transparency - Clarity

  1. Mostly cloudy
  2. 1 or 2 Little Dipper stars visible
  3. 3 or 4 LD stars visible
  4. 5 or 6 LD stars visible
  5. 6 LD stars. Milky way in averted vision
  6. Milky Way and M31. 7 LD stars
  7. M33 and or M81