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Posted by K.S.P. on July 4, 2002 03:17:33 UTC

I use a barlow 2x /3x with my standard eye piece. This really helped my overall magnification. Everything became bigger.

Focusing is an art in itself.

I have an 8" Meade LX90, at first, I found it nearly impossible to focus, after much tinkering, I found that if I first focused on a faraway earthly object near the horizon, then pointed it up to the object I was attempting to observe, it was easier to fine tune my view of the celestial object in question.

It also was a faster way to focus the x@##$% thing. And I was nearly to that point untill I attempted that method.

Right now, I am involved with my own intense observations of Lunar features. Every shadow and impact crator comes in crisp enough to attempt a sketch. Now all I have to concentrate on is drawing a decient X@#$% sketch of lunar features, but that is another topic.

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