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    Default Visual scenes are better than hubble images



    This is my opinion.

    Faint visual image is much much better than bright and detailed astrophotographs. You can see high resolution photo of a lion but if you look to the lion in a zoo far away, it gives much impression to you.

    This is also supported by Dickinson in his book Nightwatch page 91 when he showed a sketch of orion nebula in 11X80 bino
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    What the sketches cannot show is the ethereal delicacy of the visual scenes.

    Clear and (dark) skies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abdu View Post
    This is my opinion.

    Faint visual image is much much better than bright and detailed astrophotographs. You can see high resolution photo of a lion but if you look to the lion in a zoo far away, it gives much impression to you.

    This is also supported by Dickinson in his book Nightwatch page 91 when he showed a sketch of orion nebula in 11X80 bino
    he said very nice words:
    What the sketches cannot show is the ethereal delicacy of the visual scenes.

    Clear and (dark) skies
    Thanks Abdu!

    Even a smudge difficult to fix with my binos or scope gives that special feeling. Anyway, I also like watching the pics of others here in the AF, or even taking mine.

    Clear skies

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    True words.

    This sums up what I have just recently learned. All along I have marveled and awed over the universe in magazines and high definition videos and photos. But looking at something with your own eye, in real time, is far more satisfying to me.

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    I must admit this is what surprised me when I first trained my bins on the sky. I used to think it seemed odd to bother with amateur astronomy when you can see all those amazing images on the internet. But when I first saw Andromeda through the binoculars, only a faint smudge really, it was impressive in a totally different way.

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    Not to mention the air is fresher when further from the lion's cage.
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    It's like the first time you saw Saturn through your scope -it may have been small/blurry/whatever - but YOU found it and You are watching it in real time - nothing beats that buzz!
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    i agree! i finally saw a planet under my microscope this morning, jupiter. i didn't think the cheapo telescope i have right now would be able to, but now i know differently! lol!

 

 

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