Comments for Clear Sky Tonight Blog https://clearskytonight.com/blog astronomy for the rest of us Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:27:47 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Comment on Meade LX70 and Polar Alignment Scope by Polar Scope for Meade LX70 Mount https://clearskytonight.com/blog/telescope/meade-lx70-and-polar-alignment-scope/comment-page-1/#comment-673 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 03:27:47 +0000 http://clearskytonight.com/blog/?p=599#comment-673 […] Scope for my LX70 telescope mount a while back.  I previously created a blog post about the initial installation.  The next step was the follow the instructions to align it.  The manual first mentioned […]

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Comment on Review of Carson HookUpz 2.0 Smartphone Optics Adapter by Orion SteadyPix Quick Smartphone Adapter Review https://clearskytonight.com/blog/astrophotography/review-of-carson-hookupz-2-0-smartphone-optics-adapter/comment-page-1/#comment-672 Tue, 12 Dec 2017 20:03:20 +0000 http://clearskytonight.com/blog/?p=495#comment-672 […] I had been researching the options for afocal astrophotography.  I have purchased a Carson HookUpz 2.0 and a different model of the SteadyPix […]

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Comment on Purchased Meade LX70 Mount by Purchased Meade LX70 Refractor https://clearskytonight.com/blog/telescope/purchased-meade-lx70-mount/comment-page-1/#comment-671 Fri, 08 Dec 2017 04:50:34 +0000 http://clearskytonight.com/blog/?p=591#comment-671 […] purchased a Meade LX70 mount to use with my Lunt solar telescope for the solar eclipse.  I was thinking about my next plans on […]

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Comment on Focusing Lunt Telescope by Pressure tuning Lunt Telescope https://clearskytonight.com/blog/solar/focusing-lunt-telescope/comment-page-1/#comment-670 Wed, 12 Jul 2017 03:02:17 +0000 http://clearskytonight.com/blog/?p=583#comment-670 […] the focusing figured out, I next tried on a perfectly clear day.  This time the pressure tuning worked […]

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Comment on First Light with Lunt LS50THA by Focusing Lunt Telescope https://clearskytonight.com/blog/telescope/first-light-with-lunt-ls50tha/comment-page-1/#comment-669 Wed, 22 Mar 2017 03:04:51 +0000 http://clearskytonight.com/blog/?p=509#comment-669 […] I had issuing on the first attempt at using the Lunt telescope, I had to wait until the next clear day.  This time I had a much […]

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Comment on Why Clear Sky Tonight? by Past and Future Astronomy Interests | Clear Sky Tonight Blog https://clearskytonight.com/blog/website/why-clear-sky-tonight/comment-page-1/#comment-35 Wed, 06 Jun 2012 03:07:37 +0000 http://clearskytonight.com/blog/?p=156#comment-35 […] I have blogged about some of my past astronomy interests in the post “Why Clear Sky Tonight”. […]

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Comment on What is astronomy to me? by Astronomy - A Lifelong Hobby | Free Astronomy Articles & Videos https://clearskytonight.com/blog/astronomy/what-is-astronomy-to-me/comment-page-1/#comment-4 Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:03:55 +0000 http://clearskytonight.com/blog/astronomy/what-is-astronomy-to-me/#comment-4 […] The enjoyment of astronomy can be lifelong or just a fad but a lot depends on how you have your first experience. The mysterious and celestial beauty of the universe that you can discover could lead to many hours of bliss but if there is no appropriate supervision, there can be many hours of frustration. So it is vital that you get the right and finest telescope that you can afford. When you are just learning about astronomy, do not carry lofty hopes that the universe will open up to your curious exploration. Those that you see in glossy science magazines are attributable to high level telescopes that only scientist and astronomer get access to. The sparkling stars that we see at night are just the tip and astronomy can offer many insights to our fabulous universe. As a beginner, look carefully before you purchase as some cheap telescopes have optics that are of inferior quality, offering you hardly any view. But with a good telescope, you can see the rings of Saturn and the disc of Jupiter. As you acquire more experience, you can make more sightings but don’t set unrealistic expectations such as able to pinpoint planets that you find in glossy magazine. Before you venture further into astronomy, try to read magazines for instant “Sky and Telescope” to get a feel of how it is like. Astronomy is a joy and each finding add to your knowledge and satisfaction that our unsolved universe offer. To the absolute beginner, you can start with binocular and then advance to a full telescope. The portability and cost is added appeal for anyone who is starting out. The basic telescopes usually come in reflecting and refracting types but reflecting types are less costly and permit you to view galaxies. Refracting telescope, in contrast allow you to observe planets and stars but considerably more costly. As telescope is bulkier, you can support it on a tripod. When you are more experienced, you can attempt to look at different telescopes and find one that is the right fit for you. Getting a used telescope can build you from the ground up and the alternatives are many. Choose one that you are at ease with and you will be on your way to a lifelong hobby that astronomy can offer. The universe is infinite and mysterious and astronomy offers the opportunity to appreciate more of the existence of life and many of the unfathomable things that we are still trying to decipher. Jhye is an author of numerous websites and astronomy and how telescopes work fascinates him. Take a tour at http://www.viewtelescopes.com Mouse here for Related LinksWhat is astronomy to me? […]

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