What Have You Gotten Lately?

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Re: What Have You Gotten Lately?

Post by Kitty » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:20 am

Yesterday we got the telescope we ordered. Look at the moon from 6:30am!
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Re: What Have You Gotten Lately?

Post by donnie » Wed Aug 16, 2017 1:03 pm

:o Fantastic! Image
I know you will enjoy it. Is it a reflector or refractor? What magnification lens and camera were you using?

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Re: What Have You Gotten Lately?

Post by Kitty » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:45 pm

I think it's a reflector. He took it with his phone camera. It was a 10mm lens.
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Re: What Have You Gotten Lately?

Post by donnie » Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:35 pm

What is the diameter of the objective mirror? And I'm curious how the phone camera attached to the eyepiece? Sorry for the technical questions—I'm interested because I used to mess around with telescopes when I was young. That's just a gorgeous photo.

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Re: What Have You Gotten Lately?

Post by Kitty » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:23 pm

I'll get back to you on the diameter of the objective mirror, and the camera question, he just put the phone up to the eyepiece. 🙂 No problem, I'm delighted that you are so interested!
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Re: What Have You Gotten Lately?

Post by Mrs. Danvers » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:16 am

Oh that's awesome Kitty. We used to have a telescope and I loved looking at the moon, being able to see craters is so cool.
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Re: What Have You Gotten Lately?

Post by Kitty » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:35 am

donnie wrote:
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:35 pm
What is the diameter of the objective mirror? And I'm curious how the phone camera attached to the eyepiece? Sorry for the technical questions—I'm interested because I used to mess around with telescopes when I was young. That's just a gorgeous photo.
114mm is the diameter of the objective mirror and 1000mm focal point. The 3 eye pieces we have are 20mm, a 10mm and a 4mm.
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Re: What Have You Gotten Lately?

Post by donnie » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:41 am

Thanks. That's a pretty nice scope! - a big enough mirror to have some excellent light-gathering capability. Have you looked at any planets yet? I think Jupiter and Saturn are both visible right now in the evening sky.

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Re: What Have You Gotten Lately?

Post by Kitty » Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:41 pm

Yes, I saw Saturn, even with a ring around it! It was too hard to get a picture of that one. Maybe one day we will get a camera that is actually for the telescope.
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Re: What Have You Gotten Lately?

Post by Kitty » Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:50 pm

Look at the treasures I found recently!! I'm pleased with every one.
Jack and the Beanstalk is from 1944.
The Toy Hunt is from 1946.
The Three Bears Visit Goldilocks is from 1950.
Cowboy Tommy is from 1934.
Princess Idleways is from 1879.

I love them all. They are all so wonderful, and all but Princess Idleways has color pictures. I was lucky this week!
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