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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 it may stay that way until I have to leave for a scheduled Vegas trip in a few days. It looks like the planets will have to wait some more.

Meanwhile, I just get to stare at this impressive piece of optical engineering in my living room. But, impressive it is. Man, I didn’t know it would be this big!

3 replies on “The night sky awaits”

I swear this happens to everyone when they purchase a telescope.

When I bought my Orion Skyquest 8″ dob the same thing happened to me, but I had to wait like 3 or 4 days.

Thats a nice piece of equipment you have, do you plan on doing any astro photography?

Thanks hallorjo,
I have been planning to do some photography with the scope but haven’t tried yet. I’ve been studying the process though. So much to learn!

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