Discussion in 'Other Skills' started by scottmm2012, Jun 8, 2018.
Shhhhhhh. Don't tell but I'm looking elsewhere tonight.
Looks like a fun night.
At what do you peer?
Oh man that's nice!
Nice telescope, I hope she doesn't close her shades on ya young fellar(clouds). joe
Very nice. I have been enjoying my scope a bit now before the blood sucking mosquitoes come out!
Nice! Mother in law has a 4 inch telescope.....spent some time in northernMN with a 16 inch scope and no city light pollution....fun stuff!
Started with Jupiter, which was about as elegant as I've ever seen her, then started viewing some globular clusters (my favorite deep sky objects) in Ophiuchus, Hercules, and Coma Bernices. Ended on the Leo Triplet. The atmospheric turbulence wasn't supposed to be that great last night but it was much better than forecast. My wife and I were able to see both bands on Jupiter and the Great Red Spot at 200x magnification, fairly easily.
Yes, lucky for us we live in the middle of one of the largest state forests in PA, some of the best night sky viewing east of the Mississippi.
I want one so bad.
Don't let the Earth see or catch you checking out other planets! You know how fickle and jealous she gets. I recommend sunglasses so she can't see where your eyes are
Very nice ! We had trouble with shake on the wooden deck anytime anyone would move, so we moved to more solid ground down in the yard.
I agree with the "mistress" part . My grandson and I do a lot of sky watching as part of our camping . One of his favorite pre- bed things is to "play planets" , where we draw the Solar System, complete with the asteroid belt. Looking at light pollution maps, found a place last night that is a 1 on the Bortle scale near my old hometown that also has a big cavern we can visit and camp at . Planning a cavern/ skywatching camping trip for the fall that coincides with a new moon .
Holy rings of Saturn - Batman
Do you take any pictures through it? If so post them up. I've got a crappy scope even that is fun on clear Summer nights.
Sounds like fun!
How many planets are in your solar system?
I stick with 9. Pizz on the IAU .
But there is another speculated but as yet unfound planet out there somewhere called Planet 9, so maybe my solar system in the future will have 10 planets .
Yeah, I do too, but I calmly suggest to everyone to stop moving. Unfortunately I live in a valley, the scope is pointing North in the picture so that I can polar align. But everything I view is slightly below zenith and to the south. East and West are covered by spruce trees. I play the hand I'm dealt.
I have done some but reflector telescopes are not that great when it comes to getting great pictures. I cannot take prolonged exposures because the mount is really entry level when it comes to maintaining a solid track of the object so I get a lot of stretching of stars or objects. Maybe some day I can get a rather expensive set up with all the bells and whistles to do some great photographing.
Here's a couple.
The Moon (duh)
Orion Nebula (out of focus) but, meh?
Is her name Cassiopeia?
I have an 8" Schmidt Cassegrain on a tracking mount similar to yours, and a Newtonian on table top Dobsonsonian mount, haven't had either one out lately, need to do that soon.
My son has a telescope and we were looking at the moons around Jupiter the other night. Pretty cool.