Optics Problem with new scope?
Posted 05 November 2003 - 07:42 PM
BTW, agree with the "unscrew the bulb" solution.
Posted 06 November 2003 - 10:02 PM
At http://www.darksky.org as they have many very good ways to approach neighbors about responsible lighting. It is amazing what you can do if you just approach, inform, and ask.
Posted 07 November 2003 - 08:31 AM
Posted 07 November 2003 - 09:24 AM
Last night was a milestone observing session for me. (Remember I’m still fairly new to all of this). Seeing conditions were fantastic as temperatures plunged into the upper 20’s. I tried a new section of sky, and was rewarded with my first long term observations of Saturn. I clearly saw cloud patterns and the Cassini division in the rings. Absolutely stunning to these eyes. Then I checked out the constellation Orion for the first time. (I am normally limited to northerly views from my location, but last night more lights were turned out than usual). I was able to find the Orion Nebula and Trapezium quickly. What a sight! Then came the Pleiades. Next I checked out Mars for a while. It has definitely gotten a lot smaller in size since my last serious observations of it, but I was still able to make out one of the polar ice caps. Finally since the Moon was so prominent in the sky, I spent some time enjoying all the various features it offers. I can see how some folks could spend much of their rime just observing the moon in its different phases. All in all a great night. Hope the conditions hold for a few more days over the weekend…
Posted 07 November 2003 - 04:21 PM
I am kicking myself today for not getting out last night. The clouds have rolled in again.
Posted 08 November 2003 - 12:02 AM
Now we are here in the forum till it rolls past in a few days.
BTW I bought a used Parallelagram Bino mount, It arrived today. figures!
Posted 08 November 2003 - 12:21 AM