Quote: I used my dimmest red light and tried my best to observe with the left eye, and shut it to sketch with the right.
Quote:However, a good view through a big scope can be enough to spark aperture fever all by itself so be careful...
"Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame." --John Hurt, as The War Doctor12" f/4.9 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian8" f/4.9 Orion Newtonian on alt-az mountOberwerk 15x70 BinocularsMinimalist Eyepiece Collection: 30mm ES-82, 22mm Vixen LVW, 14mm Delos, 10mm Delos, 7mm Pentax XW, 2X GSO 2" ED Barlow, 3X Explore Scientific Focal Extender, 4X Powermate
Cheers and Clear Skies! Larry If blocks are blue tonight, I'm probably not online Celestar C8,Celestron G5 40mm and 7.5mm Celestron Plossls, 25mm Celestron SMA 12.5mm, 9mm and 6mm Astro-Tech LR 24mm, 20mm and 16mm Explore Scientific 68* Celestron 2X Barlow, ES 3X Focal Extender Celestron 15X70 Porro Prism, Pentax 8x42 Roof Prism two eyes, 1/2 a brain!
.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!
The message is, the importance of dark adaptation of your eyes, and the value they give you when you do so.
The people I've observed with in the past, just don't understand this, and they send text messages in the middle of the night and get inside their cars, and completely blow out their eyes with extremely bright red flashlights and just don't care. As a result, Ive moved away from observing with others, and despite my suburban back yard skies, I can usually see more by myself, then I can under darker skies, with friends.