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Lunar observing - standard inverted or terrestrial

Started by Yarlanzey, 01/23/2005 10:16PM
Posted 01/23/2005 10:16PM Opening Post
I've done both, but feel that using a good roof prism to make the lunar image conform to photos and modern charts (terrestrial) is easier and more enjoyable. It is the only celestial exception I've made to the usual inverted view given by a telescope. Any experienced lunar observers' comments?
Posted 01/28/2005 10:02AM #1
Hmmm, I use my 80mm refractor and a copy of Rukl's Atlas of the Moon and the Clementine Atlas. I've gotten so used to having everything backward that I don't even give it a thought really. I can track down things quite easily.

BUT, I started out this way and never tried it the other, so I guess I'm biased. I'll have to borrow a RACI diagonal or something and try it out.
Posted 01/28/2005 02:25PM #2
The problem with correct image prism is that they do not perform well at high magnifications.

jon