Saturday, December 29, 2007

New 'Scope

Got my telescope set up today. Hurrah! It was easy to put together and seems to be a great beginner telescope. I can't wait to try it out.

As I write this, seeing conditions are not good. Cloudy with a 30% chance of precipitation so no testing the telescope tonight.

It's good to be back and I promise to update more often.


Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I'm Back!

Been MIA for the past few months but I've not abandoned my blog. Been working through some health issues these past months most recent being a bad back. Anyway......

Santa is bringing me a telescope. Nothing spectacular just one of those Bresser Skylux refractors that Lidl sells most every year at this time. Santa wanted to get me a much more better telescope but I told him I needed something I could handle (bad back, you know) and not too complicated - although that German equatorial mount may give me probs until I get the hang of it. Plus, with the crummy weather we have here I cannot for the life of me justify more £'s for an instrument I'll not be able to use more than a few times per year. I'm really looking forward to doing some active observing.

Happy Holidays!