Some more pics from last night, got around 100 people!
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Posted 20 July 2021 - 10:25 AM
In my country, I usually do "Social Astronomy" with the residents of my neighborhood. When it was the last ecplipse, I set up two telescopes and several neighbors from the vicinity came to see it.
There was a 90X900 Refractor showing a 30cm (1ft) diameter Sun; with incredible details. Also an ETX90 with Baader filter, which kept monitoring for an hour with the modifications I made to the engine. I shared here: https://www.cloudyni...etx-90-upgrade/
These acts are very important -in the long run- for children.
One recommendation: Keep on hand a bottle with Windex; to clean the eyepieces after a woman looks. They leave eyelash makeup residue stuck to it.
Posted 20 July 2021 - 03:18 PM
Hi Edgardo - your link didn't come across properly, you might want to check it; did you use the insert hyperlink button (see below - circled in RED)?
Posted 20 July 2021 - 07:16 PM
What did they get to see this time? Saturn always steals the show.
Posted 20 July 2021 - 11:09 PM
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Posted 21 July 2021 - 10:20 PM
Just curious, what brand or model is that 14”? I’ve never seen one so short like that. It’s almost miniature!
What telescope is that? I love it.
Homemade 14.7" f/2.9 with 0.8" thick Nova mirror and an Ed Jones Poncet style equatorial platform
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