Goodnight, Moon


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That’s a very nice photo of the moon. Good sharpness and dynamic range. Wish I could afford a lens like that!

I was at a bar last week that has a 12 inch Dobsonian telescope on the patio. It was pointed at the full-ish moon, so I whipped out my old iPhone and snapped this through the eyepiece…


Not as clear, but pretty decent for a goddamn phone.


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It took me a while to see it, but yours is turned 90 degrees from Xeni’s.


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Yes, telescopes are not always oriented the right way, especially with the eyepiece on the side. I work on big telescopes for living. They have a gizmo called a derotator to deal with this.


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Man, I haven’t looked at the moon in any detail since I was a kid. Seeing that again, I get a strong sense for exactly how hard it got the piss knocked out of it over the few billion years it’s been our lil buddy.


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Serves it right for mooning us the whole time.


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