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    Default How can any one say the moon is "boring"



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    I have noticed that a lot of people that I talk to (family, friends, People on forums) fine the moon boring, and it surprizes me because I have all ways thought the moon was the coolest thing ever. Does any one agree with me? Or am I just crazy?

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    hi rachel,
    i don't think the moon is boring either.i've been out tonight and been tracking it
    until it disappeared behind the buildings and couldn't see it anymore.
    i had a 10mm and 2Xbarlows in,and the detail i could see was incredible.nedd to get
    a 4mm now so i can get even better views.there's so much to see,so i don't find it
    boring at all.
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    Hi Rachel ...I dont think you are crazy at all .... The moon is one of my favorite targets in the night sky ....I like to max out my big scopes power and just stare at the different craters as they drift by ...
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    I think if those people saw the moon through a nice scope they would change there mind.
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    I'm going to echo my sentiments from this thread by saying that Tycho's ray system is still one of the most impressive things I've ever seen. If people took the time to examine features like Tycho more closely they might walk away with a greater sense of wonder and appreciation for our moon.

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    No. It's not boring at all. People sometimes post images saying "just the Moon" But it is a fantastic object to observe as it changes from night to night. I think we are blessed to have such a large satellite right beside us that happens to cover the sun in size for eclipses. No, the sun most definitely not boring to view. Some people are even surprised to find out it is often out for viewing while the sun is out...
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    Thanks, I'm glad I'm not crazy .
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    Not boring at all. I find the moon is the best target to get newbies/family/friends to go WOW...ie. the best chance to get more new people interested in Astronomy.

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    Aww,I love the Moon,especially not Full...when you see the edges coming on and the craters like CRISP.Damn it's awesome.nah you got right idea Rachel
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