Many nights, my moongazing time is limited to a few minutes, which is precisely when binoculars are the instrument of choice.
An experienced observer offers advice on how you can see more through your telescope, no matter what size it is.
Even the top backyard-astronomy gurus admit (or should admit) that they will never know it all. But there are some fundamental truths that deserve to be more widely known.
Otherwise known as the “old Moon in the new Moon’s arms,” Earthshine’s faint luminosity can be enjoyed with your eyes alone or with binoculars.
It pays to know which lunar phase offers the greatest potential for high-resolution views.