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About KingNothing13

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  1. Good job finding it. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to try and observe when they skies are like that. a GOTO scope would be great in that situation, but would still need to be aligned, somehow (I think).
  2. Congrats - Saturn is a favorite and a crowd pleaser!
  3. Not sure why you tagged me - I haven't done any reports here yet (have I?) , but thanks! Thanks for sharing, Cass is a good one for many different types of objects!
  4. Wow - thanks for posting this - Astronomy AND a Safari? My wife and I have added this to our list of "Places we have to go".
  5. I wouldn't. TLAO is a great book, but the Atlas will be more helpful in the long run. If you could get both, that'd be great too. PSA is a great little book (I have it, but rarely use it.) SkyAtlas 2000.0 is also good, and one I own. You can get it in the "Field Edition" which I believe has laminated pages, but is costly.
  6. Darn - now you're making me regret not getting out last night - it was a beautifully clear night, and I should've taken the AD10 out - but life got in the way. The next few nights are not looking good.
  7. In your shoes, I would troubleshoot the main telescope issue first - which means getting that diagonal. Did you buy it new or used?
  8. This is similar to the setup I am working with currently on my AD10 - I have circles on the base, but I am going to be using my iPhone 7+ as an inclinometer - using the level app - because I can turn the screen very dim red - the wixey I bought was WAY too bright. And I have either an iPad Pro or my laptop with SkySafari for locations (depending on if my wife wants to use the iPad while I am out )
  9. Have you tried using it during the day? That may help to try and sort out some of the issues - and you'd have light to be able to see by.
  10. Wow - very nice Ruud - brings back some memories for me as this was really the first area of the moon that I really dug into and observed for a length of time. Thank you!
  11. This is what I do with the eyepatch - it makes for a much more relaxing observing experience for me.
  12. Instead of a hood, you can also use a bath towel.
  13. Sounds like a really cool couple of nights - Hopefully the young one stays with it - maybe with some guidance from you to help along! I was in Cincinnati a year ago (went to the Zoo to see Fiona) but did not know about the observatory - if I ever make there again, I'll have to keep that in mind!
  14. Very nice! But it does look like a TIE Fighter.
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