MOON

TELESCOPE FOR VIEWING THE MOON

The Moon is characterized by :

► Its large size
► Its high brightness

Your equipment must have the following features

1. TELESCOPE

► Field and Magnification
It all depends on what you want to watch. 50X magnification will allow you to see the Moon as a whole, and above 150X you can admire its finer details.

► Average diameter
Although the moon is bright, it is advisable to have a sufficient diameter for a nice contrast.

2. EYEPIECE

► Focal length
It all depends on what you want to watch. Be aware that too much magnification reduces the visual field of the instrument (Magnification = Tube focal length / Eyepiece focal length).

3. MOUNT

► Manual or motorized tracking
If you want to photograph the Moon, an azimuthal mount is sufficient because the exposures are almost instantaneous. In visual observation, automatic tracking (motorized equatorial mount or azimuthal with Go-To) saves you from having to manually re-orient the telescope when the celestial object leaves the field of view.

4. FILTER

► Polarizing filter
They are often required to mitigate the high brightness of the moon.

Buying Recommendations

>> All the telescopes recommended for watching the planets are perfectly suited to Moon observation. The polarizing filters below are compatible with those telescopes.
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