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Hammer
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Mars

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After we logged off last night I got the telescope and camera set up as Bones told me Mars was at its closest in a long time.

Got the following pic from my session, the girls loved it. Nidia scoffs at it (she can just look up a much better picture on the internet).
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I can almost see Matt Damon in that pic calling for help.
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Bones
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That's a great shot! And you said you didn't have a great telescope!

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I just looked in my telescope and my image is about 65% of yours, with a 9mm lens. Cool though!

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I'm impressed you found it! It's so hard to line up the scope on anything.
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Hammer
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it was not easy, i will tell you. since i am doing things on the cheap i have barebones beginner equipment. most scopes have what is called a finder scope piggybacked on the main scope. it has a wide field of view and helps to locate your object, center it and then use the main scope. i do not have a finder scope. my mount, which is a goto alt-az mount, is not terribly accurate nor all that stable even with the lightweight scope i have(being low end beginner stuff, but I got it for $90). so it is a challenge sometimes.

depending upon the equipment Bones has, probably even more difficult with a smaller scope and higher focal length.

BUT, Mars is very easy to find right now.
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