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freethought Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-23-04 12:02 AM
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16. Your hubby already has a book but,
I'll reccommend one called "Nightwatch". It dosen't tell you where to find obejcts by coordinate systems like "36 degress Northh by 27 degrees, blah blah". The book tells you to aim a this star of a particular constellation the go slightly right then up a touch. It has great sky charts that show the placement of the constellation seasonally. A great book!
Make sure you tell your husband to try the moon. The moon under high magnification is absolutely awesome. "Nightwatch" will provide you with map of the moon with crater names and even points where the Apollo missions landed.
I have a Tasco refractor. I was able to view the Hale/Bopp Comet and another a year or two before the Hale/Bopp but I can't remember the name. Oh yeah, and I viewed Mars on its recent close pass. Great Stuff!
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  -we just bought an Orion 10" dobsonian telescope-any DU hints? AZDemDist6  May-22-04 08:26 PM   #0 
  - Make sure to take the caps off before viewing.  DarkPhenyx   May-22-04 08:28 PM   #1 
  - Don't look directly at the sun.  mr_hat   May-22-04 08:28 PM   #2 
  - you two were a world of help <sarcasm off> ROFL eom  AZDemDist6   May-22-04 08:37 PM   #3 
  - A serious answer  Birthmark   May-22-04 08:43 PM   #4 
  - we live in AZ so it's warmer outside than inside  AZDemDist6   May-22-04 08:54 PM   #5 
     - Sorry for the delay  Birthmark   May-22-04 11:45 PM   #13 
        - thanks so much! hubby acts like that all made sense to him  AZDemDist6   May-23-04 12:51 AM   #19 
  - Here's a tip: If it's not twinkling, it's not a star. It's a planet.  Bertha Venation   May-22-04 09:01 PM   #6 
  - thanks, hubby has a good book that has taught him a lot  AZDemDist6   May-22-04 09:16 PM   #7 
  - I've always loved Astronomy. Tell your hubby to  Radicalliberal   May-22-04 09:39 PM   #8 
  - cool thanks! that's great advice eom  AZDemDist6   May-22-04 09:42 PM   #9 
  - Get up to the top of a good-sized hilll and...  fiziwig   May-22-04 09:54 PM   #10 
  - we have a swimming pool, and i can swim nekkid  AZDemDist6   May-22-04 09:56 PM   #11 
  - Yes!  WillBowden   May-22-04 09:57 PM   #12 
  - Pointing  ThoughtCriminal   May-22-04 11:51 PM   #14 
  - The second star in Orion's belt  EstimatedProphet   May-22-04 11:56 PM   #15 
  - we spent around $600 eom  AZDemDist6   May-23-04 12:04 AM   #17 
  - Your hubby already has a book but,  freethought   May-23-04 12:02 AM   #16 
     - see post #7 that's the one he has but thanks! n/'t  AZDemDist6   May-23-04 12:04 AM   #18 

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