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Observing Basics: Your Eyes & Observing

Your eyes are your most important observing instrument. Here's five tips to help you take care of them.
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Five tips for your eyes

  1. Get plenty of vitamin A
  2. Help dark adaption with red goggles
  3. Take a break to avoid eye fatigue
  4. Use an eye patch at the eyepiece
  5. Focus and refocus
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