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  1. Ok, thank you so much. I was messing my self up on LY to distance. I hope to get a glimpse of M101!
  2. 23m light years away is a distance right? So how long in our Time(not distance) did the light take to get here to earth. Like, from the sun, the light takes about 8 minutes to reach us on earth. I guess LY being a measure of distance, is making my brain trying to figure out time of that distance....I am just a bit confused.
  3. Quick off topic sort of question, How long did it take for that supernova light to reach us here on earth? Since M101 is 23m LY away? how long in our time did it take?
  4. Just WOW, its incredible how many stars are really out there, and how large the universe is! It makes you sit back and think, wow, where are we?
  5. I too just found m3 (i think I also found m92) just last friday! I was still surprised at what I saw even though it was the same faint fuzzy you describe!
  6. It was a great sight my first saturn too! I did check out its moons last friday night, I am pretty sure I saw 3 or 4 of them myself
  7. For sure on that, Your picture, and the one in the thread are the same cluster for sure.
  8. If I had to guess ( i have not viewed this one yet) I would say looks more like m44?
  9. That is something else, to capture the light from that supernova that has probably occurred millions of years ago now.....Very cool!
  10. Hey Raygil, we have a simple scope, 4.5" eq starblast f/4 Super Pictures by the way!!!
  11. Wow, I didnt know you guys could see it all the way over there! I'll tell you what, I only live about 160 or so miles from the space Center in Cape Canaveral, by far, its a really cool sight to see the shuttle make a night launch! Its a ball of fire rising into the sky.
  12. ^^ Yes. I have a barlow 2x on order, and a 26mm meade4000 series plossl on the way. I am sure they are not TOP TOP quality, but judging from the EPs that came with the scope, they will be a huge improvement for sure. Next going to be looking for a 10mm plossl to accompany the barlow to get a good view of things!
  13. Wow, you guys and your astrophotography skills, its amazing. Each day I log into the forum, I am left speechless over the photos I see! I am Not worthy!!
  14. Not perfect? That sir is in the eye of the beholder! Its super perfect in my eyes!
  15. Still with my cheap eyepieces, and the fast scope. Not to mention just average seeing conditions in a light polluted area! I saw my first 2 globular clusters! They really weren't much more than a ball of fuzz in the eyepiece, but I am for sure it was them! I saw M3 first, and then set my course for M92 and found Both withing a few minutes of searching! Even though they are small faint blurry blotches, I am still intrigued! And will continue to add to my collection and hopefully some better views in the future!
  16. Wow, just perfect! Such awesome photography!
  17. I wouldnt get into imaging for a long while. I dont even have a DSLR right now, which has been on my list for long long time. I consider myself an amateur photographer, Love taking pictures of nature and animals....Right now though, I would be concentrating on observing and sketching some of the skys wonders!
  18. David O, thanks for answering my questions on the eyepiece thread, and now you are here to help again! Thanks a ton! I am almost turned off by the mounts that Dobs use, I guess what I mean, is I enjoy the slow motion tracking of the EQ mount, and love the idea that you can polar align and then track away. How easy are the Dobs to point and shoot for beginners? and then to track possibly to sketch, not photography just yet...
  19. ok, That makes more sense then. I guess I was dead set on a slower scope, didnt even think about the aperture-bigger is better.....Back to the drawing board. Was hoping to try and stay with my mount for now too, instead of purchasing a whole new set. So, I guess I am shooting for just the Optical Tube set up. Its too bad I dont have access to the BST forum yet.....
  20. Since I didnt buy my first scope, and it was given to me, it was apparent from whom it was given, they didn't know what they were buying either. Quick background. First time astronomer here, Currently have the Orion Starblast f/4 scope, 113mm(FL-450mm) After a discussion in my thread about quality of eyepieces, I thought it be best to maybe try a slower scope. After much reading and understanding of the eyepiece debates, and sure, I could buy expensive EPs now and have them for later, but It might be good to start a little slower. I decided and somebody mentioned it was a good idea, to get a different scope for now. I was planning on using the same mount I already have. its a Eq-1 mount, that I am still learning how to use, but its simple to understand for me. I have a couple choices on some new to used scopes..Just unsure of the quality I should be expecting. Note: still my beginner scope, This would be for DSOs, Open and Globular clusters, etc.... Option #1-Celestron Nexstar 114gt (Newtonian 114mm reflector; 1000mm f/9 focal length) *Used* Option #2-Meade 114mm Reflector (White OTA with a f/8.8) *NEW* Option #3- Meade 114Eq-ASTR 4.5" 114mm (f/8.8 1000mm) *NEW* This is still going to be considered my "first" scope, I will probably hold onto the orion just in case I maybe get into astrophotography later on, but for now, I want to continue to enjoy the sky! Thanks in advance for all of you whom answer these questions that probably repeat themselves endlessly. I have used the search and really couldnt find what I was looking for.
  21. I want to thank everybody for taking the time to go over this, I tried searching, but really didnt get close to an answer as all of you have provided. I been doing some thinking, Are faster scopes better for more experienced users? or are they set up for astrophotography? Would it be better for me to purchase a new scope(but keep my mount) something possibly slower than f/4?
  22. ok, other than the $150+ Televue, what would be the best option to expand my small set, I do need something a little lower power to scan, as my 2 basic EPs are 6mm and 15mm
  23. I was thinking about giving the GSO a go. What doesn't look so nice to one's eyes, could look good or really good in anothers. I figure, either way they would still be an upgrade, and sure I could re-sell them if I find they do not work out. I will try to locate a gently used Televue as I have been reading about them
  24. How does a GSO New in box 20mm super plossl for $33 sound?
  25. Ok, That makes total sense to me. Why oh why couldnt I have been given a slower scope! its still fun and a blast looking at the sky, I am in heaven either way!
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