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New Member Orientation: Choosing Equipment for Observing

  • OMSI Classroom 1 1945 Southeast Water Avenue Portland, OR, 97214 (map)

Now that you have your layers and your red flashlights, how do you choose what to look at celestial objects with? This month, we will discuss observing with our naked eyes, binoculars, and telescopes and the different options you have to choose from. Large binoculars or smaller ones? Newtonian telescope or Schmidt-Cassegrain? We'll help you start thinking about what kind of equipment is right for the kind of observing you want to do and your experience level.