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Quote: I've read through many of the threads here having to do with filters, and I must say I am not sure I'm any clearer than before I read them.
Quote:It looks like we'll have both 1.25" and 2" EPs, so I suppose we'll need one of each size.
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Quote:Since we'll be doing a fair amount of moon viewing with our new baby (if nothing else, I'm pretty sure we'll be able to locate that our first night out!), can someone recommend a good moon filter? It looks like we'll have both 1.25" and 2" EPs, so I suppose we'll need one of each size.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
I'm not a fan of Moon filters at all, but I really can't imagine why anybody would ever use a 2-inch Moon filter.
The whole point of 2-inch eyepieces is to achieve wide field and low power. And there's no point in viewing the Moon at low power; it gains you nothing at all.
The same statement applies, even more so, to filters for viewing planets. Only deep-sky filters make sense in the 2-inch format.
Who you jivin' with that Cosmic Debris? "all science is either physics or stamp collecting" -- Lord Rutherford
Quote:I'm not a fan of Moon filters at all, but I really can't imagine why anybody would ever use a 2-inch Moon filter.
Quote:As far as moon filters, some use them, I have several but I don't find them useful. My eye quickly adjusts to the moon just as it does when I turn on a light.
Quote:Quote:As far as moon filters, some use them, I have several but I don't find them useful. My eye quickly adjusts to the moon just as it does when I turn on a light. I have no idea how some of you veterans do it. I look at the moon time to time without a filter and when I stand up or look away from the scope I'm completely blind in that eye for a few minutes. Jim
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