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AllbyMyRelf
Mississippi St. Fan
Virginia
Member since Nov 2014
2168 posts

Any of you have a telescope?
If so, have you seen anything particularly cool with it? What kind of telescope do you have?


awestruck
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Member since Jan 2015
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re: Any of you have a telescope?
you perf


AllbyMyRelf
Mississippi St. Fan
Virginia
Member since Nov 2014
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re: Any of you have a telescope?
not what I meant


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blueridgeTiger
LSU Fan
Granbury, TX
Member since Jun 2004
14405 posts

re: Any of you have a telescope?
I've been an amateur astronomer for many years and have several telescopes (I have bought and sold many over the years).

Currently, I have an 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain (somewhat of a hybrid between a reflector and a refractor.) Also currently have a 130mm refractor and an 80mm refractor.

There are many sights to view - the four moons of Jupiter; the rings of Saturn; mountains on the moon; most recently: Comet Neowise. I've been able to photograph super-novas in distant galaxies (I had an 11" telescope at that time). I have observed the Andromeda Galaxy and various star clusters.

If you're interested in telescopes, Google for astronomy clubs in your area and attend one of their "star parties". Club members are always anxious to show off their equipment to newbies.


AllbyMyRelf
Mississippi St. Fan
Virginia
Member since Nov 2014
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re: Any of you have a telescope?
That’s pretty cool!

Does light pollution affect what you see with a telescope? I live right outside DC


blueridgeTiger
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Granbury, TX
Member since Jun 2004
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re: Any of you have a telescope?
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Does light pollution affect what you see with a telescope? I live right outside DC


Yes, urban light pollution can drastically affect what you view through a telescope. I live in rural Texas, and have beautiful night skies.

You might check out this Northern Virginia Astronomy Club. When the 'rona virus is under control, they will probably have monthly star gazes in dark area remote from DC.


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Maytheporkbewithyou
Arkansas Fan
Member since Aug 2016
8459 posts

re: Any of you have a telescope?
I bought a cheap telescope off Anazon a couple of months back. We've had a lot of fun looking at the moon and Jupiter. This one isn't powerful enough to pick up Jupiter's moons or Saturn's ring. This one is good for getting started and learning how to use one. I'll probably upgrade if I can catch a deal around Christmas.


rantfan
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new iberia la
Member since Nov 2012
13217 posts

re: Any of you have a telescope?
quote:

you perf
I can see Uranus


awestruck
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re: Any of you have a telescope?
oops


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Trumansfangs
Missouri Fan
Town & Country
Member since Sep 2018
2290 posts

re: Any of you have a telescope?
I have a cheapie too. Still cool to check out the Moon and Venus on cool clear night from the deck.


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Kentucker
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Cincinnati, KY
Member since Apr 2013
16153 posts

re: Any of you have a telescope?
I have a 10” Meade. My favorite experiences have been seeing two comets, Halley and Hyakutake. Halley was a big disappointment but Hyakutake was brilliant.
This post was edited on 11/11 at 1:19 pm


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