Observing Basics: Tips for Moon Watchers

Use these 10 tips to get the most from your nights observing the lunar surface.
By | Published: October 21, 2013 | Last updated on May 18, 2023

10 tips for Moon watchers

  • No. 10: Start without optics
  • No. 9: The Full Moon is just for romance
  • No. 8: Prime time
  • No. 7: Target the terminator
  • No. 6: The best telescope is …
  • No. 5: Cut down the moonlight
  • No. 4: Turn on your best vision
  • No. 3: Work off a list
  • No. 2: Dig for the details
  • No. 1: Shoot the Moon

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