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Out In The Country

posted Feb 23, 2016 08:10:11 by Mike Standin
Where there is no light pollution. The full moon is bright enough to where you don't need street lamps anyway. Not a cloud in the sky.......everything up there is saying "Look at me". So you do.

What's the most interesting thing you have seen through a telescope?
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LettingGo said Feb 24, 2016 16:28:44
I just started getting into astro-photography and always before I went to take pictures, I would gaze in wonder at all of our planets for hours and get lost in what I was trying to do. There truly is a euphoric feeling when viewing space, because you realize that space is not just empty, but it contains everything we know of. The face of the moon never disappoints my curiosity because it seems so close compared to everything else. I begin to realize that a world where there is a moon implies a world where someone is gazing at it.
Jenny Vance said Feb 25, 2016 10:58:09
I did not need a telescope to enjoy a crisp evening in the Appalachian Mountains. It felt like I was so close to the sky I could touch it and there were a billion stars twinkling overhead. Just breathing in all that clean cold air and looking at all those stars gave me a sense of renewal.
Eric Marks said Feb 26, 2016 17:51:38
I don't have a lot of time to look through my telescope much anymore, but while driving around Colorado, my wife and I like to use an app on her phone that maps out the constelations for you based on the position of your phone. Lots of fun on a star filled night.
Sarah W said Feb 27, 2016 20:34:54
LettingGo, I am extremely interested in astrophotography and would love to learn more about it. I have several friends who take amazing pictures through their telescopes of the moon and the Milky Way. I would love to be able to take pictures like that some day!
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