Hi and sorry it’s been a while since there has been a post so I should talk a little bit about deep sky observing. Pretty much everybody I know who likes astronomy like deep sky observing.
One of the first tips is to have a really good star chart. I recently purchased Uranometria 200.0 from amazon.com. I am still waiting for it and I can’t wait until it comes. It is the “deepest” deep sky chart I own. Here just see it for your selves:
amazon.com and type in Uranometria 200.0
The new version is a little pricy so I bought a used one for 10 dollars.
I would love to post more but this is all I have time for today.
Hi everybody, and today is all about making your own reflecting telescope. I’m sure that a lot of you have heard of this before but never have actually attempted it. I have found a website where plate glass mirror blanks are very inexpensive. I am about to start to make my own 4 inch f-12 reflecting telescope. If anybody is interested in maybe starting a telescope making club, you are more than welcome to share your ideas with me on the comments or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I will try to reply to you as soon as possible, which will probabily be no more than a day’s wait because I am on summer vacation and have a lot of time on my hands.
The website is Telescopemirrorblanks.com
Another good website is one that tells you about a really good mounting if you are interested.
It is http://blog.modernmechanix.com/the-poor-mans-telescope/
now I know, that everybody thinks that the transit is old news, but this video by NASA is astounding. The video consists of many different shots of the transit in different filters. Here’s the video webpage: