We (me, my Brother and my Dad) looked at venus through a telescope, but not the moon. Think i was about maybe 7/8 or something.
I've never even looked through a telescope...
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Glasses make it hard for me to use telescopes... and if i take them off i can't see anything it's pointed at
1977 or 1978, not sure which., through my first telescope..
Copious amounts of times ever since 8)
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when i was 7/8 i think. wasn't too terribly impressive.
Think I was around 16 (it would've been 2000/2001). Took a telescope out on the back porch and looked at it on a really good night. It was awesome enough that I'll probably never forget.
If I ever have a ton of extra money, I want to get one of those really badass telescopes. The one I have is the cheap Wal Mart special. Good for looking at the moon, but that's about it.
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never......now that i tihnk about it i dont think i have even used a telescope before
I would've been like 8 and my father took my out with a little home kit telescope, I was most likely not that impressed. Fast forward a decade and a bit and I took my father along with me during a uni astronomy class with some real professional equipment avalible and seeing the moon through that equipment was mind blowing. Actually seeing the depth in the craters was impressive.
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Through a telescope ? never done that. Have used binoculars though, and even that looks amazing.
Looking to the moon directly through a telescope, which is bigger than binocular is actually very bad idea. It's very risky for your eyes (especially when full). Even Venus can be dangerous because of that.
So yeah, I suggest binocular
I'm not sure I have, if I did I don't remember. The moon is massively boring to me, I'd rather be looking for nebulae.
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When I was 15, at an observatory. Astronomy has never held any particularly interest to me, however.
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Yes I think a trip to an observatory to get a real good look at the sky would be very fun.
Mrmmmm probably nine, at the Sydney Observatory.
I still stargaze quite frequently. Eastern Washington is perfect for this - not much cloud, no light pollution. I take my reflecting telescope and set it up in the bed of my pickup with some Mozart playing from my iDock :3
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