Thinking about getting back into Astronomy

nodle

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New lens is pretty breathtaking. Because of the wide scope of view its almost like everything is in 3D.
 

nodle

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You guys are really missing out on Jupiter this time of the year in the East. You will notice a bright star rising.
 

nodle

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Got a great photo of the recent "Blood Moon". Took this one using my smaller scope, nothing fancy, no filters or Photoshop that was the natural look. This was done but just using my phone in my hand over the eyepiece, no cradle.

 

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Ordered a new 9mm wide angle eye piece for my scope. I can't wait the weather is getting warmer at night and the planets are starting to be in view.
 
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nodle

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Well it has been some time coming. I have had this in my cart for quite some time now and I work up to a limited time sale this morning, so I couldn't pass it up. No more having to align, just set it up, hit a button and let it do the work.



  • Enables automatic alignment of your Celestron computerized telescope. See a full list of compatible telescopes in the technology tab.
  • No need to identify or locate any star in the sky–StarSense automatically aligns your telescope, so you can begin observing in minutes
  • Aligns in 3 minutes or less
  • Provides advanced mount modeling—align on numerous stars throughout the sky for extremely precise GoTo pointing accuracy
  • StarSense hand controller included
 

jmanz

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I saw something on the news about Jupiter opposition yesterday. Forgot to mention it. Something about it being opposite of the sun and being at it's most visable point? Not into it but it probably makes sense to @nodle
 

nodle

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I saw something on the news about Jupiter opposition yesterday. Forgot to mention it. Something about it being opposite of the sun and being at it's most visable point? Not into it but it probably makes sense to @nodle
Yes it's great viewing right now. I broke out my smaller scope to test out my 9mm eye piece last week. I looked at Jupiter and were able to see it's moons as well. I didn't stay out to long since it was cloudy and the cloudy kept covering Jupiter. When it gets dark look to the South East and you will see what appears to be a bright star right now, that is Jupiter.
 

nodle

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I did break out the small scope last night again to view Jupiter. At least the evenings are starting to stay warmer now. I will break out the big boy this weekend to get a really good view.
 

nodle

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I wish Summer would hurry up and get here, I feel like looking through my telescope.
 

Bones_under_moss

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I always loved astronomy until i had this subject in uni, it was so boring and the info was so dry and badly delivered that I was a bit done with astronomy after that, but I also would like to get back into it
 

nodle

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I always loved astronomy until i had this subject in uni, it was so boring and the info was so dry and badly delivered that I was a bit done with astronomy after that, but I also would like to get back into it
You should give it another chance, the sky is a whole new world to explore.
 

nodle

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Well I picked up a smaller telescope for my Daughter tonight. She was wanting one. A small Celestron.
 

nodle

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Pulled out my smaller scope last night and looked at Jupiter and it's moons, along with Saturn last night. Both are prime right now to view.
 

nodle

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The Neowise comet is viewable in the night sky towards the north west without a telescope right now. We looked at it last night. For those that are interested or have kids you should show it to them. Last time I remember this one so clear was Hailey's comet and that was a long time ago.
 

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Broke out my big scope and updated everything. The Starsense is nice for not having to align things. Looked at Jupiter and Saturn again, along with some double stars and the Andromeda galaxy.
 
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