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#1 Asbytec

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:29 AM

Do you ever look at the moon and say, "Gyaaaaa!".

I had the moon on the Zenith in good seeing checking out Print and Aristarcus. It would take a lifetime to describe it.

"Gyaaaaa!"
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Posted 08 December 2019 - 09:48 AM

I get it. smile.gif

 

Words are sometimes so inadequate in conveying or recreating the wonder we feel and the glory we experience under the open heavens.


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Posted 08 December 2019 - 02:15 PM

The moon is one of my favorite observing targets.  I think this to myself each time when observing it with a fine refractor. 


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#4 Asbytec

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 06:58 PM

Yea, sometimes observing the moon is, well, simply speechless. Laid out before our eyes nice and crisp in descent seeing. I can think of no way to describe it, but I also know others understand what we're seeing. 


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Posted 08 December 2019 - 10:34 PM

The Moon is pretty cool.  It’s our nearest neighbour and has pits and peaks and plains and we can really hone in on all the little details from our backyards.


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Posted 09 December 2019 - 10:07 AM

Saturday night was the best it has been in a very long time. After viewing Saturn, splitting some doubles, and just generally looking around, I took out the center cap on my SW120 and turned my attention to the moon. It was absolutely amazing!

I used no filters and view in my 13mm Nagler invited - demanded - greater magnification. It was like I had never seen the moon before. In fact, it was so good, I almost wished somebody was around to share it with! grin.gif


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#7 Asbytec

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 10:18 AM

"I almost wished somebody was around to share it with!"

Yes, absolutely. Kind of what inspired this thread. Wanted to share the view we cannot explain, but we know it when we see it. Glad each of you understand.
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Posted 14 December 2019 - 05:13 PM

when I first started in astronomy, I was fascinated by the stars, nebulae, galaxies, etc.  One night we had low clouds, so I focused on the moon.  That was as much a revelation to me as the first time I saw Saturn’s rings. “Exploring” the moon is still something I look forward to.


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#9 Asbytec

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Posted 14 December 2019 - 05:31 PM

I understand. For years doing deep sky, I avoided the moon (and double stars). Not anymore, kind of makes me wonder why other than the thing lights up a dark sky. God's streetlight. smile.gif


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