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Cleaning up [Apr. 28th, 2015|10:16 pm]
kyle cassidy
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I was cleaning up the living room tonight and realized I hadn't taken the telescope outside in a long time, mostly because I keep forgetting to get a wedge for it so I can mount it properly but the moon and Jupiter were right overhead and so I dragged it out into the back yard and I'm glad I did. Jupiter's Galilean moons looked spectacular and I could make out the banding on Jupiter clearly.

There are twelve Hasselblad cameras on the surface of the moon, someone needs to keep an eye on them.

I took a couple of half assed photos with the GX7 which mostly also only made me realize that I need to get a proper camera setup for the telescope too.

Procrastination done, I went back inside and ... typed this instead of finishing cleaning.




Jupiter and four moons, clickenzee to embiggen!






There's a moon in the sky, clickenzee to embiggen!







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[User Picture]From: moon_chylde
2015-04-29 02:39 am (UTC)
Wow!
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[User Picture]From: manaolana
2015-04-29 10:14 am (UTC)
Agreed, wow. I keep asking for a telescope for my birthday. What's the magnification of your telescope?
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2015-04-29 02:32 pm (UTC)
Not sure what this is, it's variable depending on what eyepiece you have in it. Though magnification isn't as important as resolving power which is determined by the aperture -- the wider the telescope the better (for most things).
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2015-04-29 02:33 pm (UTC)
(Mine telescope is 4 inches, which is pretty small, but very portable. Telescopes with 8 inch mirrors is where the real fun starts.)
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