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Old 01-07-2018, 12:14 AM
 
Location: 60630
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Once it heats outside to at least 15 F i might bring the scope outside for an hour.
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Old 01-07-2018, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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Once it heats outside to at least 15 F i might bring the scope outside for an hour.
15F, -9Celsius ???

Damn that's cold
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Old 01-07-2018, 07:30 AM
 
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15F, -9Celsius ???

Damn that's cold

Haha, yes. Actually, that's pretty good compared to what we had.
My father in law lives in Eastern Washington state and he has no city lights. He lives 70 miles from Spokane. You can't even see your hands in front of you when it's dark. I have never seen a more beautiful star studded sky than over there. My dad used to be in the merchant marines in the 50's and 60's and of course he told me about the sky's he saw when he was out in the middle of Atlantic ocean.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:11 PM
 
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Haha, yes. Actually, that's pretty good compared to what we had.
My father in law lives in Eastern Washington state and he has no city lights. He lives 70 miles from Spokane. You can't even see your hands in front of you when it's dark. I have never seen a more beautiful star studded sky than over there. My dad used to be in the merchant marines in the 50's and 60's and of course he told me about the sky's he saw when he was out in the middle of Atlantic ocean.
Amazing, you should bring your scope there!

Dark sky is the key for astronomy, in front of diameter.
I took my 90mm refractor (=small travel telescope) in the 'Col d' agnel' between France and Italy at 2700meters, amongst the best sky in west Europe.

The view the Omega nebulae M17 and the Trifid was as pretty as in my 12" (305mm) that is in a basic countryside sky, 5km away from a 15,000 inhabitants little city ...
For planetes you don't really care unless you are a pro of visual observations of satellites around saturn...

Enjoy, I hope you ll have a good sky soon
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