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Pequod

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56 minutes ago, Basher said:


Thanks pequod.
Tony I had a glimpse last night.
This is the mother of all rabbit holes. I had no idea!


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Seriously. KK’s are cheap by comparison. 

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I have one of the older Celestron NexStar 8s (silver tube model with computer handset). Used it a fair amount before neighbor A's tree grew and neighbor B's lighting system changed...

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Pequod I dropped into a local astrology warehouse about 2km from work called Sirius Optics. They have the Nexstar Evolution 6 on sale...... I’m still very scared. As I picked the brains of an old fella who told me about his “amateur” setup after 8 years of star gazing, he blew my mind.
Not sure I can take this much further. Too many rabbits .
Dam you Pequod this is suppose to be a bbq blog!


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27 minutes ago, Basher said:

Pequod I dropped into a local astrology warehouse about 2km from work called Sirius Optics. They have the Nexstar Evolution 6 on sale...... I’m still very scared. As I picked the brains of an old fella who told me about his “amateur” setup after 8 years of star gazing, he blew my mind.
Not sure I can take this much further. Too many rabbits emoji235.png.
Dam you Pequod this is suppose to be a bbq blog! emoji854.png


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Come to the Dark Side. The *real* dark side! As in, you've got the bug and are about to spend sleepless nights under the stars. :smt023

My advice: If you don't want to spend much, look into an 8-10" Dobsonian. They're inexpensive and provide exceptional views. Only problem is lack of "GoTo" and tracking. You'll have to learn to star hop. The great thing about the Nexstar 6 (or more) is that it has both of those. You don't need to know much to get going. Push a button and you're looking at something spectacular. That said...if you can afford it, an 8" (or more) is the way to go. Basic math -- 8" collects nearly double the light of a 6".

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On 2/24/2021 at 10:10 AM, jonj said:

... keep your hands and wallet where you can see them.

I hate to tell you how much I just dropped on filters...4 tiny pieces of glass...

 

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From bottom to top: Cone Nebula, Christmas Tree Cluster, Fox Fur Nebula (looking particular foxy today). To the upper right with a bison head is the B39 dark nebula. An unnamed formation spotted by a friend is...SHREK. Is or is that not Shrek in the upper left???

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