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Video: The Sky in the Eyepiece

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#1 project nightflight

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Posted 25 December 2023 - 06:20 AM

In a time of NASA images, smart telescopes and Scifi movies most people might have a wrong idea about what to expect from looking through an amateur telescope.

 

We made a video clip with real telescopic live views of planets, the moon, star clusters and nebulae.

Our intention is to show rookies what they will actually see before they buy a telescope.

 

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The video is 4 minutes long and was produced with typical small hobby instruments.

We suggest to use it at outreach activities to inform people interested in stargazing about what looking in an eyepiece will show them.

 

Here is the direct link to the video "The Sky in the Eyepiece": https://www.project-...rojects018.html


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#2 Sandy Swede

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Posted 25 December 2023 - 07:31 AM

This is very much needed for anyone considering buying a telescope. The reality of seeing, the Andromeda Galaxy for example, vs the great long exposure photos, turns off many budding astronomers.
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