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Post by sweetcoop » August 31st, 2011, 8:02 pm

I just realized that I have started to read my Chemistry textbook for fun.
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Post by Luo » August 31st, 2011, 8:16 pm

Yay! Thank you to the mods for my exaltation. :)
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Post by haverstall » August 31st, 2011, 8:37 pm

Congrats Luo and Nylhvsso on being exalted!

In another random comment, Del Lazaro is an amazing person. You should all check him out on youtube.
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Post by andrewwski » August 31st, 2011, 10:50 pm

Cheesy Pie wrote:A reflector that can magnify up to 72x, can determine your location, and self-adjust to find a specific object in the sky.
Cool, make/model?

Magnification is a fairly useless basis of comparison...stick a small enough eyepiece in and you can magnify as much as you want. But the clarity won't be there. All depends on aperture...the more light you can gather, the clearer the image.

Goto and tracking are nice features. I currently only have a dobsonian, but star-hopping is fun too. Learn more about the sky that way. But not as convenient, harder to find dim objects, and not good for astrophotography. The club that I am in charge of at school has a 10" Newtonian on a goto mount...that is pretty nice.

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Post by Cheesy Pie » September 1st, 2011, 5:10 am

Yeah. I'm gonna get a light pollution filter. There's all too much in Illinois... :|
All I know is that the brand is Celestron. I do not know the model; just got it yesterday.
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Post by Kokonilly » September 1st, 2011, 2:05 pm

Luo wrote:Yay! Thank you to the mods for my exaltation. :)
Congrats to you and Nylhvsso! :D

Also, I'm in Incheon for the next 5 hours. Should be fun... All of the shops and restaurants open at 7 (in an hour), too, so.

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Post by andrewwski » September 1st, 2011, 3:19 pm

Cheesy Pie wrote:Yeah. I'm gonna get a light pollution filter. There's all too much in Illinois... :|
All I know is that the brand is Celestron. I do not know the model; just got it yesterday.
Celestron makes good scopes. We have a C10-NGT, it's pretty nice. Light pollution is awful here too though...especially on a college campus fairly close to the city. If I go two hours away I can get to very nice skies...but here, it's not good.

Either way, the planets and some brighter DSO's are easy enough to see even in the worst of skies. Below are some pictures I've taken in heavily polluted skies - and they don't do justice to what your eye actually sees through the scope, either. They were taken by nothing more than a point-and-shoot camera focused through an eyepiece.

Oh, and by the way...quality eyepieces are a good investment. The Plossl that came with our Celestron scope was horrible. My Orion Plossls were only about $60 each and have a drastically better image than the included one.

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Post by kjhsscioly » September 1st, 2011, 6:28 pm

Is that the Orion Nebula? I am a bit dusty on my astronomy ...

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Post by andrewwski » September 1st, 2011, 6:29 pm

Yep.

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Post by illusionist » September 1st, 2011, 8:01 pm

........... andrew, that's a 1000+ dollar telescope O.o
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