So i hope i am not the only amateur astronomer on RJ

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    Jan 15, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
    Guys i would love to see how much of you likes astronomy or are astronomers.
    I both my first telescope last year at about this time in January and its this one.


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    and i love it its so good but i really did not have much time to look thru it just a little and from my home so its not really god place to watch from icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 15, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    I've always wanted a Meade LX200. But that's because I just want to push a button and have the telescope move to where I want to look. icon_lol.gif

    Unfortunately, the skies in my area isn't too great. There's too much light pollution.

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    I'm sure the conversation on here might turn into using the telescope to watch your neighbors...haha.
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    Jan 15, 2011 12:18 AM GMT
    I have this one:
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    But it is really a pain to set it up. When a good window of seeing opens up, sometimes I'm too tired. And don't usually feel like spending the night outside when it's ten freakin degrees.

    Some day, I'll set up a dome/tent arrangement so I can leave it in place all season. Or maybe even a remote-controlled unit that I can use from the comfort of my la-z-boy.

    Long summer nights are fun, but the air is usually pretty turbulent.
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    Jan 15, 2011 1:14 AM GMT
    Here are some pics i made the quality is not soo good its really a pain in the butt to make a picture look good icon_wink.gif

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    That was the Moon and this is Jupiter but its soo much better when you can see it for really through the telescope the feeling is great and watching it go,and its 4 satellite's around it

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    and the Jupiter was pictureted here just days after it lost its biggest storm
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:44 AM GMT
    We are all just dust in the wind.
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    Reading about all these new discoveries from giant black holes a billion times our sun nearby to galaxies billions of light years away on the Discovery network is really amazing. But I do not own a telescope. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 15, 2011 2:51 AM GMT
    Those are a nice start. I haven't tried much photography with the telescope. The rewards for staring through the eyepiece for long periods of time are those brief seconds when all the atmospheric layers are calm and you can see the details of the planets clearly... Never enough time to screw on a camera, or even to let someone else have a look.

    BTW, a great way for anybody to start is with an inexpensive pair of widefield binoculars and a tripod. Almost any binoculars will show you the galilean moons and quite a few nebulae and galaxies.



    ...and you can also use them for watching boys. Uh, I mean birds.
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    Jan 15, 2011 4:02 AM GMT
    I'm not posting my video of the eclipse of the moon. That footage was just way too fucking awesome. icon_wink.gif
  • disasterpiece

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    Jan 15, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    Oooooooooh so you know about stars, right ?

    So, am I still a Taurus ? icon_confused.gif
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    Jan 15, 2011 5:23 AM GMT
    Loved astronomy since I was a kid, had my 60 power refractor at 12, and would have gone into astronomy but I was so bad at math. Have dabbled at it over the years but always lived in metro areas where viewing was very difficult. Those are great photos. Enjoy the telescope and exploring the galaxies.
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    Jan 15, 2011 11:00 AM GMT
    wakeboi saidI've always wanted a Meade LX200. But that's because I just want to push a button and have the telescope move to where I want to look. icon_lol.gif

    Unfortunately, the skies in my area isn't too great. There's too much light pollution.

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    I'm sure the conversation on here might turn into using the telescope to watch your neighbors...haha.


    hahah I know man the lights of a big city is a big problem and the pollution too as its clouds the telescopes view and the thing you are looking at cant be clear.I just hope one day i could go little bit away from the city and just watch the stars and planets for a long long time.

    Hahahah my telescope is to powrful for me to wach my neighbors,for that i have a good binoculars icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 15, 2011 11:03 AM GMT
    Disasterpiece saidOooooooooh so you know about stars, right ?

    So, am I still a Taurus ? icon_confused.gif


    well my good man that is astrology not astronomy icon_wink.gif and i really am not good at that icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jan 15, 2011 11:49 AM GMT
    Vladimir01 said
    Disasterpiece saidOooooooooh so you know about stars, right ?

    So, am I still a Taurus ? icon_confused.gif


    well my good man that is astrology not astronomy icon_wink.gif and i really am not good at that icon_rolleyes.gif


    Lol, I'm no astrologer either but I know enough of the theory to tell you that you are still a Taurus
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    Jan 15, 2011 11:50 AM GMT
    Oo yeah, I loev stargazing.. I used to go out nightly and map out every star.. i still go out and name all the constellations and stars I can remember.. I used to be so good I could tell time of day (by a margin of two hours) and more or less day of the year (by a margin of a two weeks) just by taking a glance at the sky
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    Jan 15, 2011 5:59 PM GMT
    Someone once accused me of using my newtonian to spy on the neighbors. My retort fell sort of flat when I told them that I didn't even have the lens required to do that... which is called an "erector."
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    Jan 15, 2011 6:15 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidSomeone once accused me of using my newtonian to spy on the neighbors. My retort fell sort of flat when I told them that I didn't even have the lens required to do that... which is called an "erector."


    hahahah cool icon_wink.gif
    I bet you did and if the neighbor was hot than its OK
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    Jan 15, 2011 6:29 PM GMT
    amar_m said
    Vladimir01 said
    Disasterpiece saidOooooooooh so you know about stars, right ?

    So, am I still a Taurus ? icon_confused.gif


    well my good man that is astrology not astronomy icon_wink.gif and i really am not good at that icon_rolleyes.gif


    Lol, I'm no astrologer either but I know enough of the theory to tell you that you are still a Taurus


    Aaah thanks Patrick !

    Anyway, I never really doubted, with what I have in my pants, I could only be a Taurus ! icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    amar_m saidOo yeah, I loev stargazing.. I used to go out nightly and map out every star.. i still go out and name all the constellations and stars I can remember.. I used to be so good I could tell time of day (by a margin of two hours) and more or less day of the year (by a margin of a two weeks) just by taking a glance at the sky


    Hahaha i am glad you like to do that my man icon_wink.gif and you cant imagine the felling when you look at some planet that you cant really see with your eyes or binoculars,and if you are like me an amateur and you though its nothing special and you see its Jupiter the feeling is so great
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:34 PM GMT
    Vladimir01 said
    amar_m saidOo yeah, I loev stargazing.. I used to go out nightly and map out every star.. i still go out and name all the constellations and stars I can remember.. I used to be so good I could tell time of day (by a margin of two hours) and more or less day of the year (by a margin of a two weeks) just by taking a glance at the sky


    Hahaha i am glad you like to do that my man icon_wink.gif and you cant imagine the felling when you look at some planet that you cant really see with your eyes or binoculars,and if you are like me an amateur and you though its nothing special and you see its Jupiter the feeling is so great


    O yeah, finding the planets is one of the funnest things to do ... first you think its a star and then you see them move day by day and you're like, huh? that star wasnt there before!!!!
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:40 PM GMT
    hahah yeah my man.When i both my telescope the first night i mounted it at my terrace at my home on the 4th floor and i looked at the moon because i knew its moon icon_wink.gif and it looked great and then some days after that i mounted it again and you could see just a couple of stars and i saw one that was so bright and little bigger than any other and i was like what the hell lets see and then i saw it was Jupiter and you could see his 4 moons i was all like little kid yeyyyyyyyyyy icon_biggrin.gif

    I cant wait for 2012 when you can see Mars so good because it would be so close to the earth and it comes closer every 2 years and 2010 i didn't see it i was in the army then icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    yeah, isnt that crazy that Mars' orbit is like 2 earth's years, and the next is Jupiter with TWELVE YEARS??? :O And Saturn which has 15 after that... there just this huge gap between mars and jupiter which is completely filled with asteroid debris..
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    Jan 16, 2011 3:49 PM GMT
    Yeah man and i have seen Jupiter so many times last year i dont need to see it for 15 more years hehehe JK
    Amar my man i hope you liked my pics i posted icon_wink.gif