Re: new member/previous new telescope discussion
- The open house sounds great, but I've missed it. I don't get a chance
to do much travelling, but I will be going to New York City this week
so the weekend of the open house was spent getting American money,
travel insurance, etc. Sounds like you get to do a bit of travelling
Mars has been great. I had a very nice morning view last week. I just
picked up a Mars filter (by Sirius). I hope it does some good. I tried
it for the first time this morning but either the skies were very
unsteady or I didn't let my scope cool down enough: the image was
shimmering at 150x. I'm very new to using filters (my only other
filter is an nd13% which typically just sits idle. Someone pointed out
to me that rather than using a neutral filter for the moon I could more
easily just leave the backyard light on. Oh ya, never thought about
that. Newbies, we sometimes miss the obvious:).
Thanks for the invitation.