Wednesday, February 11, 2015

won't be easy

Tony was thinking about my remark, having never seen Amalthea‎.

He reread an article by Trees called Minor Moons. Terry states that after many attempts, he could not see it, even with his 17.5" in under dark skies. Then, coincidentally, Tony read the Ask Astro section in Astronomy magazine where a reader wondered, "Is Jupiter's moon Amalthea ever visible in amateur instruments?" Bakich (senior editor) replied. He recommended lots of aperture (minimum 24"), high power (minimum 250X), dark skies, and the moon has to be at elongation.

Now he was really anxious to get a dark filter. I suggested online...

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