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    Got my first pair of specs, and tried them out the other night

    in a word WOW - the minor correction was enough to bring me a sky I thought
    I remembered from childhood

    venus - brilliant in Scorpio and I was able to TELL mercury wasn't a star.

    pleiades - I saw 6 stars quite nicely when low down over ocean and town....
    very nice

    orion - a bit disappointing, but I will retreat into a dark sky site for
    further investigation

    mars - a baleful glowing orb

    what a joy - "naked eye" obs with a good set of specs

    moon next


    cheers



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    > what a joy - "naked eye" obs with a good set of specs

    A good reminder not to take eyesight for granted. I have a
    friend who just had eye surgery and is excited that she can
    now see the stars.


    Good choice!

    Chuck Taylor
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    > ...had eye surgery and is excited that she can

    Reminds me of a friend in the US who had laser surgery when it was
    pretty new (gosh, now I think about it this was approaching 20 years
    ago). He raved about "thousands and thousands of sharp points of light
    where before there had been a few blurry blobs". He was never an
    "astro" though...

    Seems a frequently reported (and pleasant) result.

    Makes me wonder which might have the better cost/benefit? A bigger
    scope or laser "eye repairs" :-)


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    What I like about my specs is I can take them off!

    I am holding out on lasik until much later I think.

    Even though my correction is quite mild, and I take my specs off to drive my
    car or ride my bike or use the computer, I am still amazed by the difference
    they have made to my enjoyment of the night sky and other things such as TV
    and attending lectures/movies

    altogether a much more enjoyable experience - quit frankly I didn't realise
    what I was missing.

    so I would wholeheartedly recommend a set of specs for visual enhancement
    and better enjoyment of life!

    cheers

    I am planning a run to a dark sky site, at dead of moon, to experience the
    milky way and the magellanics as I did as a child

    should be fun



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