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Best skywatching equipment at my disposal:

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One or more eyes -- that's all
  8332 votes / 41%
I have a handheld monocular or binoculars
  4948 votes / 24%
My own telescope, convenient to carry
  1750 votes / 8%
My own telescope, inconvenient to carry
  2955 votes / 14%
My friends' much better equipment
  711 votes / 3%
Easy/regular access to institutional scope
  464 votes / 2%
I run the planetarium
  966 votes / 4%
20126 total votes.
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Best skywatching equipment at my disposal:

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  • Define "best" (Score:4, Insightful)

    by coldsalmon (946941) on Tuesday January 21, 2014 @10:18AM (#46024155)

    My eye has the largest field of view of any of those options, and is the most portable. However, I went with my binoculars because they are better for viewing the Andromeda galaxy than my naked eye (or a telescope). I live in a large city and have to go on camping trips in order to stargaze, so binoculars are by far the best equipment for my needs. A couple of my friends have telescopes, but they are nearly useless in town, and too large to take camping.

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