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(MSNBC)   Amateur astronomers around the world gather for 2012 International Observe The Moon Night. Don't be depressed if you missed it, just look on the bright side   (msnbc.msn.com) divider line 18
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2012-09-24 11:16:54 AM
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2012-09-24 11:23:45 AM
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2012-09-24 11:34:08 AM
Bright side? Of the dark side?

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2012-09-24 11:42:58 AM
Gee... I wonder who owns that moon.
 
2012-09-24 11:54:10 AM
There's something odd in the moon...

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2012-09-24 12:04:18 PM
So they're saying that something WILL save you from a love that's blind?
 
2012-09-24 12:14:00 PM
...that's no moon.

/oblig
 
2012-09-24 12:15:32 PM
Motherfarking Space Nazis
 
2012-09-24 01:08:28 PM
Just write down my findings as I give them to you. Six hours, nineteen minutes, right ascension, fourteen degrees, twenty-two minutes declination... no sighting.

Six hours, nineteen minutes, right ascension, fourteen degrees, twenty-three minutes declination... no sighting.
 
2012-09-24 01:10:20 PM
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Not looking forward to it.
 
2012-09-24 02:17:51 PM
Why not this Sat Sept 29 when it's a full moon?
 
2012-09-24 02:33:29 PM

mudpants: Why not this Sat Sept 29 when it's a full moon?


The shadows/craters near the terminator are more interesting to look at now than looking directly at a light bulb this weekend.
 
2012-09-24 02:41:19 PM
We had about 60 people turn out for our event. They also got to see the Lunar X before it got overrun with sunlight. Very cool. Weather was perfect, too.

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2012-09-24 07:11:20 PM
This is the perfect thread to ask: Can someone recommend a good, amateur starter telescope? I just began doing the research myself over the weekend but I'd love some informed opinions.
 
2012-09-24 07:16:29 PM
Observe!
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2012-09-25 12:27:15 AM

Shrugging Atlas: This is the perfect thread to ask: Can someone recommend a good, amateur starter telescope? I just began doing the research myself over the weekend but I'd love some informed opinions.


A Zhumell Z8 or Orion XT8 would be an excellent starter scope for an adult.

There are a lot of factors to consider, but a 6-8" Dobsonian is a pretty good all-around beginner scope. (Although you have to learn about collimation, a Newtonian [Dobsonian] is simpler and less finicky than a Schmidt-Cassegrain, and cheaper than a good refractor.) You could even pick up a good used one at the CloudyNights classified Reflectors page. In fact, I'd recommend that you also join the CloudyNights forums as well; they're the best astronomy forums on the Internet.
 
2012-09-25 01:51:04 AM
I bought a Meade ETX60 a few years ago. I would have been better off picking up high powered binoculars. It can pick up a few moons around Jupiter, the rings around Saturn, and craters on the moon.

Lunar X?! Thanks GypsyJoker, very cool.
 
2012-09-25 09:09:04 AM
There is no dark side of the moon. It's all dark, really.
 
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