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The moon in daylight

Started by Greg Shaffer, 05/30/2009 05:42PM
Posted 05/30/2009 05:42PM Opening Post
I did something I have never done this evening which is take a look at the moon while it is still daylight. I cant say why I have not done it before.....just never thought about it I guess. I bought an AR6 recently and of course the sky has been terrible for about 2 weeks now. Was out on the deck setting up as tonight is the 1st night it has been clear since I got the AR6 and it was there and I was there and I threw a 17mm Hyperion in and took a look.

What I saw took me off was crystal clear, sharp and NO CA.....none, nada.....Now I know when it gets dark the AR6 *will* have a little color....but the daylight wiped it out. So I threw in a 5mm and was rewarded with yet again no CA.....the image was just a bit soft but still very nice.....I didnt expect this but I will take it smile

20" MidnighTelescopes f/5
8" f/16 Muffoletto Achro
Meade 6" AR6 f/8.0 Achro
Celestron C11
Parallax PI250 10" F/5 Newt
Vixen FL102S,NA140SS,R200SS
80mm Stellarvue Nighthawk with WO APOupgrade lens, 90mm f/16.67 Parallax Achro
LXD75/LX200, Mini-tower, GP-DX, CG5 ASGT, LXD650, GM-8, G11, GM-100, GM-150EX, GM-200 and a Gemini G40
4" portable AP convertable 44" or 70" pier
Stellarvue M7 Alt-Az, TSL7 Pier/Tripod
12.5" f/5 MidnighTelescopes DOB Swayze optics
Monroe GA