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SanitysEdge
Jul 28, 2005


Jekub posted:

I found this image for another discussion, figured people in here would be interested to, it puts the Moon and Andromeda in the same frame at same scale. Giving you a good idea of just how large the Andromeda galaxy is relative to the night sky.

http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0606.html

Heres a fun fact: If we were on the moon the earth would have the same angular size as Andromeda it looks like. Seeing as how Andromeda looks 4 times as big as the moon and the moon is 1/4 the diameter of earth.

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SanitysEdge
Jul 28, 2005


Ive been eyeing a pair of celestron skymaster 15x70 binoculars ever since my cheap barska 10x50s were dropped and knocked out of alignment. Celestron seems to be coming out with a new line of "Cometron" binoculars which you can get at 12x70. I would prefer a lower magnification. Does any one have any experience with either of these? Can you recommended any other sub-$150 big aperture binoculars?

SanitysEdge
Jul 28, 2005


I have an XT8c and its a great 'scope. It is about the upper limit of what I would consider mobile but it is fairly easy to move around as one piece.

The mount on it is very steady. It always dampens out vibrations in a second.

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