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nitegeezer
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Re: 14" LX200GPS+wedge vs. equatorial mount pros/cons? new [Re: swansong]
      #6378122 - 02/15/14 05:01 PM

I hope you have a good filter for the moon. I can't even use my 8" for the moon without a filter, I can't imagine what that 14" would do. I bet Jupiter will be fantastic.

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Re: 14" LX200GPS+wedge vs. equatorial mount pros/cons? new [Re: nitegeezer]
      #6378694 - 02/15/14 10:50 PM

I use my 14" LX200 on the Moon without a filter all the time. Yes, it's EXTREMELY bright, but I like the unfiltered view. Recently I have taken to using a Baader semi APO filter on the Moon, and it doesn't dim it much, but it does seem to increase the contrast.
Dave


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Re: 14" LX200GPS+wedge vs. equatorial mount pros/cons? new [Re: davebl]
      #6378854 - 02/16/14 01:28 AM

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I use my 14" LX200 on the Moon without a filter all the time. Yes, it's EXTREMELY bright, but I like the unfiltered view. Recently I have taken to using a Baader semi APO filter on the Moon, and it doesn't dim it much, but it does seem to increase the contrast.
Dave




Your eyes must be able to tolerate light a lot better than mine. I tried looking at the moon through my 8" and I walked away seeing stars, pun intended. Unless I am looking at a small sliver I have to use a variable polarizing filter. I just can't imagine what it would be through a 14", but I know I will never try it.


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Re: 14" LX200GPS+wedge vs. equatorial mount pros/cons? new [Re: nitegeezer]
      #6379191 - 02/16/14 10:25 AM

Even when viewed through a pair of polarizing filters I find Luna to be uncomfortably bright. But if the seeing's good you can work huge magnification and climb down into those craters.

Unfiltered, Luna is so bright in the 14" that I usually direct the eyepiece toward a 2-foot square white viewing screen and enjoy the projected image.


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