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Quote:I don't like the dark look of this or their Mars globes. May be more realistic in an albedo sense but they don't look like the view in the eyepiece.
"To the Moon!" Orion 127mm Mak-Cass Meade 60mm Refractor
Quote: Actually though what really bothers me is that heavy and very noticeable equator line, especially the one on the Mars globe. For sure, I don't see THAT at the eyepiece. Wish it weren't there.http://www.shopatsky.com/product/Mars-Globe/I'd probably buy the Mars globe if it didn't have it.
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Quote:I'm so accustomed to seeing globes with the equator marked out clearly that it never occurred to me there was anything odd about the presence of this one. It's a globe.
Quote:Does the thick equator line really make a big difference? Is anyone going to take the S&T globe out to the field for serious lunar observation?
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Quote:I agree that $100 is a bit high for either the Moon or Mars globe.Mike
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Quote:Could there be a better thing than this great 1 foot large Moon Globe? Yes, perhaps a 2 feet large XXXL Moon Globe! Or how about a 3-D Moon Globe...
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Quote:. . . The $99 price tag seems a bit much to me . . .Be careful what you wish for. you might get a cheaper globe made in China. I am getting less and less amused with sending my business overseas while our people are out of work.ET