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  1. Jupiter in RGB and LRGB

    by , 10-18-2013 at 05:13 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by joeychitwood View Post
    750 million kilometers from your telescope, and the image is as clear as if it was down the street. Great photo.
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  2. Video Review: Meade 90mm StarNavigator Refractor DS2090AT-TC

    by , 10-16-2013 at 03:57 PM
    Watch my Video Review: Review: Meade 90mm StarNavigator Refractor DS2090AT-TC | New Astronomer



    This is my first ever astronomy gear review of my first telescope: the Meade 90mm StarNavigator Refractor (DS2090AT-TC). It has a 90mm aperture objective, 800mm focal length giving it a focal ratio of F/8.8. It is computer-guided which is perfect for beginners.

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    I think this is a great telescope ...

    Updated 07-18-2015 at 01:56 PM by BrownBrady

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  3. A Tale of Two Telescopes

    by , 10-14-2013 at 08:36 PM (The Heavens From My Front Porch)
    I've owned my Orion StarBlast for a year and a half. 2 1/2 months ago I picked up a Meade NG60 refractor which was more or less an impulse buy. In the ensuing time I've used both scopes comparing their differences, strengths and weaknesses. I've enjoyed the views in both scopes, but I came to the realization that I really didn't need two scopes and that the StarBlast is simply the better of the two. Functionally it's so simple and comfortable to use. I built a 20" high 3-legged table for it ...
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  4. Mare Nubium

    by , 10-14-2013 at 06:30 PM (The Heavens From My Front Porch)
    I was able to get in a couple of hours of lunar viewing this weekend; one hour each on Saturday and Sunday nights. Using my StarBlast I spent most of my time in and around Mare Nubium since the terminator had just passed it over the preceding day allowing several features to be highlighted. Rupes Recta was especially formidable. It presented a very dark line compared to the surrounding mare on Saturday night. This was my best view of it to date. I was also able to detect Rima Birt just to west of ...
  5. 10-13-13

    by , 10-13-2013 at 11:41 AM
    Well it has been sometime since I have entered a new post in my Blog as you can see. The fact is I have not had time to do much other than drag out the binoculars even with some very nice fall sky to view with. When I do get free time it has been raining or overcast, and when it has been decent I have had to work a 13 hour plus day and by the time I get home, and do the chores needed to keep life going on I am ready to crash out to sleep. My observatory project has stalled but I am still hopeful ...
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