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About djnebula

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  1. Thanks for the advice, everyone. Happy gazing.
  2. And, maybe "above average" was a little forward of me. Decent would probably be a better word for what I would be getting with starter piece.
  3. Not necessarily with ease, but something that a beginner can handle.
  4. Hello, I am looking into starting up astrophotography, and need some advice on a good piece of beginner equipment that will produce above average images with ease. So far, the only things I have looked at are the Orion Starshoot eyepieces. Does anyone have any suggestions? I have an Orion Dobsonian XT8. Thank you in advance.
  5. Hello All, I have just recently purchased an Orion Skyquest XT8 and so far I am loving every second of it. I have taken it out quite a few times and am very impressed with the results I am getting. The moon was the first object I viewed and was immediately amazed. I have also viewed Jupiter and it's moons, the Orion Nebula, Betelgeuse, and the Pleiades just to name a few. I am currently just working with the 25 mm and the 2x Barlow lens that came with the scope. Next on my list is to purchase a 10 mm lens as well as a few filters. Orion offers a couple packages that come with a plethora of both lenses and filters that I have had my eye on. I have read "Discover the Stars" by Richard Berry, and am all over the Science channel and space documentaries on Netflix. (my favorite are the Wonders of... series' that Brian Cox puts out) So far, I know I am still a beginner at this and I prove that each time I go out, but I am trying to take all of the needed steps to become a skilled observer. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Some things that I have not yet been able to find and am dying to are: -Uranus -Neptune -Andromeda -M1 (Crab Nebula) -Any Nebula of any kind (Orion is the only one I have found so far) Thank you for helping!
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