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    Thanks for all the post guys! Keep it coming this is a wealth of knowledge for newer members to the hobby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CamelHat View Post
    The key is aperture. Go to a star party to find out. Here's the 28" Dob that I get to see through once a year at the RTMC, the view of the whirlpool galaxy is amazing. Color if I remember correctly, no averted vision.

    http://www.whiteoaks.com/gcsp2001/800/Dscn0703.jpg
    Of course you're seeing color, he's just showing you that reflected image right there....
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    Apart from aperture and dark sky, the main thing is time at the eyepiece carefully observing the object and taking it in over an extended period of time. Observing the same object over different nights will highlight differences and allow you to judge conditions.

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