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About TieFighter8114

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    Pretty much anything science related. Love to watch hockey and I am a HUGE Flyers fan. Love hanging with my family.
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  1. I love to use my 20X80 Celestron Skymaster binos. The only thing is you need a tripod. And so far I have read 3 different threads tonight that mention "Turn Left at Orion" so that will be my next purchase for the holiday. I have "Nightwatch" by Terence Dickinson and I love the book!!! That's just my 2 cents. Don't worry whatever you purchase you will be hooked!!
  2. Here is some information regarding Solor Viewing. http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/SEhelp/safety2.html
  3. Thanks for the advice. There is a lot to take into consideration. Portability is going to weigh heavily. I live about 10 minutes east of Philadelphia so light pollution is extremely bad. I am ok with dealing with a scope that may have a little weight. PaulAstro, I have read a few concerns regarding the 8SE with being unstable due to the one arm. And like most Newbie’s I have a serious interest in AP so an Equatorial mount seems like a better option.
  4. Good Morning everyone! I have been looking to upgrade my scope to a computerized Celestron. I 110% new to astronomy and learning new things every day. I don’t know why I am stuck on Celestron scope's but I am. I have a 127EQ now and have been looking at a Nexstar 8SE and a CGEM 800. Now anyone who knows Celestron knows that there is a $1000 difference between the two. I used Celestron site to "Compare" the two but it seems as if the specs are the same? I have to assume that the mount on CGEM is better and the mirrors too. My question is has anyone used either or both scopes and what are your opinions? I am sure questions like these are asked every day. My goal is to be able to see Deep Space Objects and possibly astrophotography. I appreciate you taking the time to read this. Brian
  5. Ok rookie question here, what is "flocking"?? Are you adding flock tape to the inside of the scope to reduce the light coming off the tube??
  6. Hi Mark!! and WELCOME to SGL
  7. Right now I have a Celestron Powerseeker 127EQ. I only have to standard eye pieces that come with the scope. They are fair at best. I have seen Jupiter and its four moons. I could make out the color bands of its atmosphere but it was difficult. My question is would it be worth it to spend the money on some better eye pieces or just save and up grade the scope totally. Now the scope upgrade i had in mind would be a Nex Star 6SE. Has anyone had success with the 6SE?? Pro and Cons?? I guess its kinda of no brainer but I figured I would ask anyway.... Brian
  8. Welcome!! I have been thinking of upgrading to a Nexstar. I would have to assume that it's pretty awesome scope, but do you have any cons about it??? "That's No Moon..."
  9. Welcome Spigot !! I also recommend Stellarium. Its a very useful for learning the evening sky around your location.
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