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Re: Unexplained phenomena while sailing...

Originally Posted by ericb760 View Post
You can bet that if I ever head down South on a boat, I'm going to pack one (or both) to go with me! I lived in Palm Springs for a decade and would head up to Joshua Tree National Park a couple of times a year. At the back of the park you are, literally, hundreds of miles from light pollution. It was why I bought a telescope in the first place. Living in the city now, I actually use my Meade more for looking at the sun now. I splurged and bought an H-Alpha filter that really shows a lot of solar detail.H-Alpha
I would love to have the scopes with me when cruising later... I imagine the salt air and moisture would kill them, that is why a pair of high powered binoculars are best for night and day observing... the stability on the boat would not be particularly best for resolution... but I imagine if one was on a cat it might be slightly better... best would be to find some small atoll or island and do some night sky observing... wonder how a Dobsonian would do on the deck...
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