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Do you own a telescope to look at the night sky?

Posted - September 30, 2023

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  • 10701
    I do own a telescope. I haven't used it since I moved to the city but I have been been thinking of getting out of the city one of these nights and do some star gazing. Cheers and happy weeked!
      September 30, 2023 7:19 PM MDT
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  • 7666
    Hope you are able to do that, soon. 
      October 1, 2023 2:28 AM MDT
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  • 44394
    I had a six inch reflector years ago. I saw many cool things. I had a six inch reflector in my classroom.
      September 30, 2023 7:23 PM MDT
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  • 7666
    Sounds awesome. 
      October 1, 2023 2:29 AM MDT
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  • 53081

     

      No, just a pair of binos that are in the kit bag that I always take with me when I go to Minneapolis. (Cough, cough.)


     

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      October 1, 2023 7:54 AM MDT
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  • 7666
    The question was pertaining to the "night sky," that is your first clue. 
      October 1, 2023 8:42 AM MDT
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  • 53081

     

      I know, I know, but in Minneapolis, I only use the binos during daylight hours because the penalties for nocturnal violations of the (frivolous and unjust) restraining orders are much stiffer. Grrrrrrr.


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      October 1, 2023 7:29 PM MDT
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  • 3093
    No.  I've always live in NYC, so the ambient light prevents us from seeing much of the night sky with or without a telescope.  I'm always amazed when I visit my sister who lives in a more rural area and look up at the night sky and realize how many stars are visible on a clear night.  The only other time I realized that was when a couple of friends and I rented a summer house on the beach.  They had no outside lighting at all on the island and we would take a blanket out at night and just lie there looking at the stars.  It truly makes you realize just how small we are compared to the Universe.
      October 1, 2023 11:35 AM MDT
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  • 7666
    Yes, I agree , it does make one feel small, a beautiful sight to behold however. 
      October 2, 2023 8:58 AM MDT
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  • 1456
    That's what they're for?
      October 1, 2023 1:18 PM MDT
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  • 53081

     

      I know, right?




    (Cough, cough.)

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      October 1, 2023 7:38 PM MDT
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  • 7782
    Nah! Way too much light pollution for it to be of any use.
      October 1, 2023 7:53 PM MDT
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