Posted by Antitax
on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:25 AM
Wait till you see Mars through a biggie telescope! Even with the never-perfect atmospheric seeing, it feels better than eyeing the best photographs on screen; they always look kinda dull because they don't pull their own light. They don't dazzle, in other words, but words don't match the experience anyway, you gotta see it at high power.
On the other hand, I've never witnessed an aurora but I know the real thing will feel much different than pictures and movies.
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