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Posted by Rob Bailey on December 1, 2003 15:41:06 UTC

If I was primarily going to observe the moon, does the "spend your money on aperture" rule of thumb still work? Planets are a secondary interest. I would casually look at some of the main nebulae, but most of my time would be sent gazing at the moon.

I had been thinking about the 6" or 8" dobs - are they "not quite as good" as refractors for lunar viewing, or are they "blown away." If its the former, I'd probably still go with the Dobsonian route - if its the latter I would look more at refractors.

I am trying to find local star parties, but in the meantime I would love to hear your advice.

Thanks,
Rob

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