Quote:It didn't take too long to find and when I did, I really couldn't help but think back to that magical night over 400 years ago when man got his first glimpse of the larger worlds beyond our own through the eyes of Galileo. The CA on Jupiter was obvious, as you'd expect, and yet... the view did have some magic to it. It was clearly a disc and the moons were clearly visible, too. I can only imagine the excitement, shock and surprise that Galileo must have felt when he had his first view of Jupiter and its moons. To be the only person on Earth in on this little cosmic secret. What that must have been like.
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Quote: This Observing Project may be for you...http://www.astroleague.org/al/obsclub/galileo_club/galileo_club.html
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
Quote: So using a 16mm stop on my 3" and using a 32mm plossl would qualify for this as it yields a 18x magnification.I think pogobbler may have started something here.Perhaps a smaller stop should be used to allow for superior modern optics.
Quote: I imagine Galileo didn't have multi coatings or even a Feather touch focuser and i've never seen any images posted by him so he couldn't have been that good.
Quote: I'm probably enjoying this little 16mm f/62.5 scope way too much.
Quote: What's the cool down time for these 15mm scopes?
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo
Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS
Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue
Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300
Messier Certificate # 2508
My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Quote: everytime someone mentions what is a 60MM scope good for I always think Finder,
"A telescope is either good or cheap, not both" - but sometimes you get lucky!
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