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Destination Luna
      #5631280 - 01/19/13 10:32 AM

Destination Luna

By Drew Farwell


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Re: Destination Luna new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5631539 - 01/19/13 01:01 PM Attachment (46 downloads)

nice article

the moon can be easiest thing to find but can be difficult to observe with good seeing
when seeing is good i try to go for hard items like alpine cleft - with my c11

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Re: Destination Luna new [Re: Charlie Hein]
      #5631827 - 01/19/13 04:20 PM

An illuminating and vastly awe inspiring destination indeed.
Keep looking up!
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      #5637623 - 01/22/13 07:51 PM

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Re: Destination Luna new [Re: Doc Willie]
      #5638102 - 01/23/13 12:25 AM

"Do not overestimate the importance of a moon filter for lunar viewing."

I think you mean "underestimate". When I first read the sentence above, I thought you were going to argue that a filter wasn't very important.

The need for it depends greatly on aperture and magnification; an 80mm is fine without it, a 127mm is better with it, and a 250mm really, really needs a filter.

We really need more articles on the Moon on Cloudy Nights. Someone should write a regular Cloudy Nights column on the subject. The deep sky gets a lot of attention, but our neighbor is often neglected.

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Re: Destination Luna new [Re: RocketScientist]
      #5641728 - 01/24/13 11:30 PM

Very nice article and lovely writing.
Thank you Drew.


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