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  1. Absolutely, much more helpful than the stock backgrounds. Do you need a panoramic camera for that?
  2. I have to start thinking about inserting a photo of my own surroundings into Stellarium.
  3. Great Mars photo! Is that a polar cap at 6 o'clock or some sort of glare?
  4. Very nice pics. The previous night, the Moon, Venus, and Spica were forming a lovely triangle. The following night the Moon lagged behind, producing that beautiful line-up.
  5. Ah, there it is! Definitely a brighter patch indicating an ice cap.
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    Takahashi FC-76Q Review

    Yet another fantastic review
  7. Very nice! Can't spot the polar cap though.
  8. Great, one of the best Wirtanen pics I've seen so far.
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    A dream come true

    Wow what a great build! Congratulations!
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    Observing Comet 46P

    3 days in a row with my binos and no luck either. I'm 100% sure I have the right location. Hopefully it will get brighter next week.
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    Like mentioned before, bright objects will be the easiest under light polluted skies. You could use a LP map to find a better spot near you: https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/#zoom=8&lat=6835332&lon=541175&layers=B0TFFFFFFFF You could also try a LP filter, at the cost of losing some detail.
  12. Fantastic. Love these events. Forgot to see that in last night's clear skies, and obviously clouds expected tonight...
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    Neptune, First Capture

    Very nice. If only it could be seen like that visually...
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    Zoom eyepieces

    Never tried a Zoom, but did some research a few months ago about them. There seems to be a trade-off between performance (they tend to have a worse FoV, exit pupil output, and image quality) and convenience (may be very useful for Moon, Planets, and the Sun, because a smooth change in their focal length allows the observer to quickly find the optimal useful magnification in a changing atmosphere, without taking the eye from the EP). 2 models seem to come up the most: - Baader Hyperion Zoom 8-24mm - Tele Vue Zoom 3-6mm I also found a post from someone using 2 Zooms with a binoviewer, but BVs are a different topic - I suggest opening a different thread if you're interested.

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