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Outreach: Phases of the moon and choosing when to visit.

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    Phases of the moon and choosing when to visit.
    If you are particularly interested in observing the fainter objects in the night sky, we recommend you try to organise your visit to coincide as close as possible with a new moon. The best lunar phases for deep sky observing are between last quarter and first quarter (spanning the new moon phase). If you are interested in viewing the moon (lunar observing) then we recommend you try to organise your visit to be at least two days or more before or after the new moon, and for a night when the moon will be above the horizon.
     
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