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Re: watching the moon

Post by Jne_K on Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:09 am


The good news is that virtually any size telescope can be effectively used to study the moon -even the smallest beginner's telescope like your Jessops (60mm). Seeing craters ten miles in diameter is possible in back yard telescopes, but to do that, consistently, will require a larger telescope than 60mm and also a better mount, since you will be at high magnifications. Doable, but don't get in a hurry to replace your current telescope - there are still hundreds of craters to be seen in your 60mm telescope and enough detail to keep you busy for a very long time.

watching the moon

Post by sensairich on Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:11 am

hi all im new to this, i recently got a jessops 1100 telescope for xmas, just wonered what telescope i would need to view the moon in very close up detail, maybe 10 mile sections or is this an impossible dream any help would be most appreciated cheers rich