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For planet viewing....

July 31, 2020 01:54PM
and the sun and the moon the cheaper telescopes are great. Some even for photography.

the DSO's are the problem. I have a very decent Catadioptric that I used to use until I lost some parts... but, it was just slightly under the recommendation for DSO viewing. What I'm getting at is what you said.... "it all starts to look the same after a while"... and that's true unless you take that step up to the DSO rated telescopes... where things like nebula really start to 'pop' and resemble those astro-photos we see posted.

Of course you 'can' see some Nebula, Binaries, even with the cheaper telescopes... but they do not 'pop' and I think you're right... it would get boring quickly UNLESS you're obsessive like me.

  Tonight's moon shot.. Attachments

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ferragamo7918July 29, 2020 07:38PM

  Thanks '79... getting there.... nm

sstrams9July 30, 2020 04:03AM

  You know what is amazing about that shot....

JamesJM17July 29, 2020 10:11PM

  They are?

sstrams13July 30, 2020 04:02AM

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AlbaNY_Ram21July 30, 2020 04:59AM

  Thanks AlbaNY!

sstrams14July 30, 2020 05:05AM

  Forgot to ask you, Steve... you using a filter?

JamesJM21July 30, 2020 03:40PM

  I generally use..

sstrams12July 30, 2020 04:19PM

  Odd as this is....

JamesJM15July 30, 2020 04:27PM

  So what's the difference in a variable..

sstrams11July 31, 2020 04:19AM


JamesJM14July 31, 2020 04:47AM

  Radial polarizing filter..

sstrams10July 31, 2020 05:59AM

  My bad - Circular polarizing..

sstrams11July 31, 2020 06:05AM

  I don't know, that article gave me a headache...

JamesJM11July 31, 2020 10:57AM

  Probably a combo of..

sstrams7July 31, 2020 11:23AM

  That wouldn't surprise me... but what does surprise me...

JamesJM13July 31, 2020 12:17PM

  For planet viewing....

JamesJM8July 31, 2020 01:54PM

  very cool Albany

ferragamo7910August 01, 2020 03:07PM