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    Default Evil Orb Buzzkill



    When the moon is full, the sky is clear, and there are no planets to view, do you even bother?
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    Default Re: Evil Orb Buzzkill

    Sometimes, but not always. I'm primarily a galaxy guy, and the moon definitely kills that joy. I've had fun with brighter planetary nebulae during the full moon, and double stars/carbon stars can be a lot of fun.

    Heck, right now I'd take a clear full moon night!

    Star hopping is more difficult. And even with open clusters, I get a little mad because I know that no matter how well I can see something with the full moon, it would be so much more glorious without it.

    Though with doubles, you are generally getting what you get regardless, unless they are dim and tightly separated.
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    Default Re: Evil Orb Buzzkill

    There are still carbon stars, double stars, open clusters to view, chasing asterisms
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    Default Re: Evil Orb Buzzkill

    I've switched to open clusters for nights like that, too frustrating to try to find galaxies. Of course, now I'd even take a full moon lit night as opposed to endless rainy/cloudy nights.
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    Default Re: Evil Orb Buzzkill

    I'm thinking the same way. Beggars can't be choosers. I spend a lot of time with opens and asterisms as it is on a dark night.
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    Default Re: Evil Orb Buzzkill

    Full Moon, well I even don't bother.

    I go out, light a cigarette, and do Moongazing. Full Moon is my holiday season from the DSOs hunting.
    Take it easy, the full Moon will go. Much better than full rain or full snow.
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    Default Re: Evil Orb Buzzkill

    Quote Originally Posted by j.gardavsky View Post
    Full Moon, well I even don't bother.

    I go out, light a cigarette, and do Moongazing. Full Moon is my holiday season from the DSOs hunting.
    Take it easy, the full Moon will go. Much better than full rain or full snow.
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    Sometimes I do the same with a good cigar. I suppose it depends upon how much viewing I've had in days past and what is waiting for a first light. First light with a full moon sounds less than a good idea.
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    Default Re: Evil Orb Buzzkill

    I tick some colored doubles or some carbon stars off my observing lists. I always end up having more than than I anticipated.
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    What is this clear night you speak of? Nothing but clouds and lake effect snow here!
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