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  1. Thanks for the great info. I definitely have gotten it to focus. I am glad I have been doing it right. As for Venus I can see pollution playing a factor. My first thought was that I was seeing venus like I would through a diffraction grating. I am not expert but that was just a first thought. Another question.... My eyepiece is a 8-24mm. Are all eye pieces adjustable? All I know about scopes is what I have in front of me. I am still a little bit slow on the lingo. Can anyone tell me more about my scope? I know I can research, but its nice to have a condensed review.
  2. I read that paper as well. If they can prove it, it will lead to a large change into the way we think in terms of cosmology.
  3. That is a lot of great info. I will take it into consideration next time I have my scope out. I find it crazy what I can see with my scope but not with my eye......damn I am becoming addicted. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
  4. Hello, So instead of trying to read through thousands of threads.... I have opted to start a new one. I hope this isn't a burden. So.... for instance I have located Arcturus or Vega in my scope.... What exactly am I supposed to see? I have a Celestron nexstar 5se. I can easily see the star... it is much brighter than by eye, however I am not sure exactly what kinda of picture in the eye piece I am supposed to see. I can make a big round circle or i can focus it to a bigger and brighter point than i would see in the sky... Both are cool in my head.. I looked at venus the other night and I could see the spectrum of colors Venus has. I just am not totally sure on what to look for. any help? I have a great time searching the sky... I just do not know if I am seeing all what I should be able to see with my scope.
  5. To answer your last question. ..which I missed. .. is yes photons act like the same as other certain particles in the slit test. Photons are the original particle in the two slit test. Partical wave duality. You should take a quick look on wikipedia and you can learn lots Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I727 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
  6. In the vacuum of space the photon will travel at 3*10^8 m/s or 186,00 mph. In air it is quite similar, in most situations with light you can treat air and space. If you are talking about 1 photon, yet acting like a wave...well you are bringing up one of the greatest mysteries of quantum physics. You will not be able to see 1 photon ever by the naked eye. And yes light can be absorbed or reflected so if it is all absorbed you will not be able to see it anymore. It will essentially "disappear"
  7. Now that I think about it, I guess the light could disappear if the right wavelengths at the right place and time canelled the light out....?
  8. The intensity of the light will decrease by about 4 times for every time a distance is doubled. This is apart of the inverse square law. Therefore a light bulb will seem about a 1/4 as bright at 2 meters compared to 1 meter away from the source. The radiated power from your lighter will be so minuscule by the time it reaches any distance of substance that it will not be visible. The light will still be there, however it will be unnoticeable due to the intensity of all the light around it. That at least is how I remember it from class.
  9. Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. Looks like a good place to be. First step is to read read and read and that I will do. My grandfather and his wife bought a Celestron Nexstar 5 se so they could view the planets from their deck, however they live in Vancouver Canada where its cloudy most of the time. They never used it so he offered it to me seeing as my passion is physics and astrophysics. I know nothing about the scope other than what I have read in the manual. Nope, I am from Vancouver as well and I live for hockey. Cant seem to get into baseball... too slow. Thanks again for the welcomes.
  10. Hello, My name is Landon and I have encountered a bug for astronomy. I was just gifted a telescope from my grandfather and have been enjoying it thoroughly for the past week. I am wanting to become a huge astronomy buff. I am 23 years old and I am studying physics. I have always had a love for the night sky and I am finally able to look a little bit closer. I have more to say but I do not want to be boring. I look forward to learning a ton and I bet this is a site to do that at. -Landon
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