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To: Calvin Locke
Blinded, no, but I did get a variable polarizing filter for my telescope.

Me too. The moon is an awesome thing to explore with a 'scope, but without a filter you'll lose your night vision for a while and your eye will get quite tired.
(pic of my 10" on my FR home page, btw)

16 posted on 02/20/2008 4:53:58 PM PST by Ignatz (Hi-jacking threads without reading the article since 9/2000!)
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To: Ignatz
(pic of my 10" on my FR home page, btw)

Normally we don't post things like that on a family forum.

Nice Dobsonian, BTW.

27 posted on 02/20/2008 5:55:47 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture™)
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To: Ignatz
Twice the size of mine, but it's on an eq mount.

I should have spent a tad more and got an 8" dob.

It's about 13 above, so I settled for my 63mm binocs.

And the hole in the clouds stayed open for the last 15 minutes before totality.

Saturn's all but washed out.

73 posted on 02/20/2008 7:20:46 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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