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Saturn and Venus in the same eyepiece

Tomorrow night I’m hoping the skys will be clear, so I can pull out the scope for a rare treat. On Saturday and Sunday nights, just after dark, the planets Venus and Saturn will be close enough together in the sky (2/3 of a degree apart) to view them both at the same time through […]

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Astronomy

Waiting for the Great Red Spot

It takes a confluence of events to make a good evening for the telescope and last night delivered just that. By mid-afternoon, I had noticed the clear blue sky outside my window as I worked, and, just to be sure, I consulted the Clear Sky Clock for my area. The Clear Sky Clock predicts viewing […]

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Saturn and Sor

The clouds broke just long enough tonight to get the new scope out under the stars. After a few minutes of getting oriented, I pointed the telescope to Saturn and was rewarded with an amazing crisp view of Saturn and her rings. Within fifteen minutes, the clouds had returned, and my maiden journey came to […]

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Astronomy

The night sky awaits

Today, the FedEx guy delivered a new toy to my house. A few days back, I ordered a Meade LX90GPS 10″ telescope from Astronomics in Oklahoma. This afternoon, I unboxed the scope, set up the tripod, attached the optical tube assembly and aligned the viewfinders. Unfortunately, the sky is cloudy tonight and it appears that […]