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    Default Early morning stargazing



    Well its been cloudy here for the last 3 days so finally tonight i was determined to get some scope time in. So after i came home from work at 10 i went out and spent some time with Jupiter and it was quite a lovely view. Tried to see M42 but theres just too many street lamps around my yard i think. Been itching to see Saturn once again, so i stayed up till 4:30 to see it when it finally comes over the trees. Beautiful. Cant really make out any moons with the eyepieces i have but the rings and the planet always catch the eye. Man when this bug bite it bites hard.
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    It certainly does bit hard. Good on you for staying up so late. Did you get a good view of the rings? Have not had a chance to see it through the scope this season yet..
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    Heck I sometimes (especially in the summer) get up at 4 AM just to get a an hour or two of star gazing in before my wife gets out of bed, usually clearer and more transparent skies in the very early morning But the main reason is it does not get dark until almost 11 PM in the summer and I honestly can't keep my eyes open that late...

    So I observe on my schedule...Being retired I have the time to do things when it is convenient for me...

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    The rings were visible but seemed to be more edge on than the last time i saw them. I need to find me a good dark site somewhere near where i live to. So much more i wanna try to see. And Bob that is the good thing about being retired. You can do things at your leisure. I was trying to convince myself i wouldn't be all tired at work today if i stayed up to see Saturn =p.
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    I'm actually hoping to get my first decent look at the morning sky here in the next week or so. I have always loved the stars but recently its just been telling me "hobbie" :-p

    I'm not sure what to expect because I mostly play video games but if im able to figure things out well enough, I might make a purchase of some kind.

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    Im glad I made a purchase im loving my new scope. Im also planning when i get my check in my hand to get Orion SkyQuest XT8 Classic Dobsonian Telescope | Orion Telescopes so ill have something with a little more oomph.
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