Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Telescope!! Part I

Well, I finally went ahead and bought a telescope. It's a big lug, an 8" (203mm) Dobsonian from Orion.

I also bought:
  • A laser collimator, so I can align the mirrors (called collimating)

  • A 9x50 finderscope, to point the telescope where I want it

  • A zoom eyepiece

  • A barlow lens to double the magnification

  • A skyglow filter to make it easier to see stuff in these light-polluted skies, plus two colored filters and a moon filter

Hopefully, that astronomy gobbledegook should be understandable to you muggles mortals minions non-astronomical people.

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