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    Default Good advice for novice planet viewing



    Orion has a good article on observing planets on their site. For anyone who is newer to the hobby, I recommend reading it. It provides thumbnail reviews of what to expect when viewing each planet and how best to view each one. It also gives advice on magnification that is helpful.

    Observing Planets | Orion Telescopes Resource Center
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    Default Re: Good advice for novice planet viewing

    Me thinks they need to update the site.

    They list the next Mars opposition for late 2001!
    But still some useful info for the beginner.

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    Default Re: Good advice for novice planet viewing

    You are completely correct on that count. They do need to correct that.
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    Default Re: Good advice for novice planet viewing

    I contacted Orion about the outdated article. They already replied and are going to review it. I didn't expect to hear back on a Saturday!
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