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Obviously not as interesting but

Postby EIZO » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:20 pm

Obviously not as interesting a topic as one where people post images but, does anyone actually just "LOOK" through their scope these days, and I do not mean in between imaging
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Re: Obviously not as interesting but

Postby Aratus » Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:03 pm

Visual observation is very interesting whether it is done between imaging, or on in a separate session. I tend to use imaging mostly to illustrate my log. It is only in more recent times that I have done imaging for the sake of it. I regularly put aside a session just for visual observing. It is possible to get through a lot more objects in an evening that way.
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Re: Obviously not as interesting but

Postby The Man with the Corrugated Iron Roof » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:05 am

I don't look through my telescope that often but I use my binoculars quite a lot:

http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.co.uk/20 ... -2018.html

I sometimes look through my binoculars while taking photos.

I took the plunge into astrophotography mostly because I was relying on others to provide photos for my books.
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