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  1. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

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    Were you there last night?


    Seriously looking at a membership. My ability to make the scheduled star parties would be iffy due to my on call schedule but my daughter loved it and the sky is a little darker than what we have at the house.


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  2. FireInTheWire

    FireInTheWire Dry spell TGT Supporter

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    Just catching up on this thread. Glad I'm not the only Astronomy geek.
     
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  3. Big Green

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    I bought my son a telescope for Christmas this past year and he’s hardly used it. May need to dust it off and give it another shot.

    Really interesting about the observatory, Waco’s not too far.
     
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    YES. It's Milky Way time of the year. It's beautiful late in the evening.

    Jupiter was fantastic.

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    This is the scope I bought the wife about 8yrs ago. It's has served us well. Next time I have some extra money available, I wanna upgrade the base to one of these
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  5. oohrah

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    No, I was doing the star party in downtown Waco. We do have good dark skies. The website has a calendar of events, and you join online .
     
  6. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

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    I looked at one similar to that, not sure the exact mode pictures so maybe the same one. Think it was around $1k. Decided I enjoy the hunt, lol. I think point and click would take away some of the feeling of exploration. For me anyways. Tracking would be great for astrophotography stuff.

    Spent the money on a bigger objective instead. If tracking doesn’t lie it should be here Wednesday. So prepare for clouds cover for at least the following week, lol.


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  7. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

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    Waiting on the sun to go down.

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  8. FireInTheWire

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    Absolutely nothing wrong with that. Last time my wife was taking photography of some clusters and Orion, I grabbed my vortex 10x40's and had a blast looking around. The important part is; your out there doing it and looking. Hell, just getting out of the city and letting your own eyes see the night sky is one of life's simple joys IMHO.
     
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    Sure is a pretty evening for that. How'd it go?
     
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  10. Younggun

    Younggun Ginger Avenger TGT Supporter Admin

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    Jupiter was amazing tonight. Messier 13 and 22 were easy to get lost in. Even found the Lagoon Nebula. Saturn was almost clear enough to make out the Cassini division. Seems like it would show itself for just a second before the atmosphere swept it away. Not bad givin how low it is on the horizon.

    I was supposed to have another box with a better Barlow, 8.8mm wide angle lens, and T Ring and adapter for the camera but it didn’t show up. UPS guy said it must have gotten put on the wrong truck so hopefully it shows tomorrow.


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