Hi All! I am new to this forum and relatively new to astronomy. I've been looking and dreaming of the stars for my entire life, but only recently been getting more serious about my fascination. Additionally, for transparency sake, I am also getting more serious in my relationship and am hoping to propose to my girlfriend in a very special way. From the start of our relationship we have been using the saying "to the moon" to demonstrate the lengths we would both go to for each other. This sentiment has ensured the two of us are always looking up at the stars, breaking out the telescope every chance we can get, tracking satellites and shooting stars, and always dreaming of the moon. Which is where my bright idea comes in... I would love more than anything to "put" a message on the moon asking her to marry me. Well not actually on the moon, but on the telescope when looking at it ) This is where all of your expertise can come in handy!
I currently have a Meade ETX-90 using SkiFi and Sky Safari Pro to control the telescope, which should help keep the moon in frame when using a higher zoom. However, I am unsure how or where I could put the message to make it visible in the foreground when viewing the moon. Some of the options I have considered were using a transparency on the corrector lens with "Marry Me?" printed on it or getting a laser etched message on an eyepiece lens. I have little faith that a simple transparency would work, although obviously that would be easiest, and am hoping there is someone else out there who is a dreamer like me who can help.
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for reading my story, and even more so if you can help me make this dream a reality. I've always promised her the moon.... Now is my chance to truly give it to her.