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since i got my binoculars there has been clouds and ive not had much chance to use them, somemites i get the sad feeling im wasting my time and wonder how you guys do it. yet coming back home about half 3 this morning there was a bright object in the sky and the rain had just cleared.

I focused in with the binos and found there could be a ring around it, i worked out the degrees and checked it against stelarium and it was bang on saturn exactly what i thought. I got the binos in to the best focus and there it was my first view of saturn, it was beatiful the rings were nearly side on but now i no why you guys keep at it, damn these binos are great to start my astronomy with. just wanted to share this with you guys it was a great moment to see my first planet.

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Welcome to the wonderful world of Amateur astronomy, where every wrongdoing of the cloudgods is immediately forgiven as soon as we get a glimpse of the heavens.:mad:

Isn't it great?:)

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Excellent Mitchel, I agree with Carol, you go for days with not a sign of the sky and suddenly it's clear and that one night makes up for it. Glad you got to use them and see Saturn.

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Mitchel,

Thanks for sharing your view of Saturn. It's nice and high for us at the moment. Wait till you see Jupiter,you're going to like that.

I also think binoculars are a fantastic way to get into astronomy. Just so long as you don't contract aperature fever. I've had a mild case recently.

Glen.

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It will be visible at the end of the month in the morning sky,but it will be very low. I'm afraid we will have to wait a while for a good view. It will be worth it.

Aperature fever is when you just want to go bigger and bigger,to see more and more. It's a terrible disease.

Clear Skies.

Glen.

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