Deep Sky Observing Tips

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.

 

           

 

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Building your own Telescope

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 observer70nrs@gmail.com .   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/

Happy  grinding!