Re: Hubble vs C14

Eric Weiner

"There's something about the visual experience that cannot be duplicated by seeing the image on a screen. Visual imaging is like looking out of a spacecraft porthole, one that is 600x closer to the planet than what the ancients saw when gazing at them with their unaided eyes. It's also dynamic, shimmering slightly in good seeing, at the moment very real, almost like you could reach out and hold the tiny orb in your hand."

Completely agree. Imaging is a lot of fun, and allows us to observe objects impossible for most of us through an ep, but visual observation is a much more corporeal experience. Saturn on a screen sure is pretty, but at 600x under good skies it is mind blowing.


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