posted on May, 2 2011 @ 08:19 PM
billxam, if the views you get through that scope leave you wanting more, I suggest you go and check out cloudynights and astronomyforum. Those are
two of the forums for all things telescope.
It's a rewarding hobby, and very relaxing. My girlfriend and I spend hours under the stars on clear weekends. Getting out the star chart and
locating a galaxy, nebula, or star that has been recently found to have a planet is a real thrill.
But, as I mentioned before, it can get expensive. Here's some of our equipment.
We also have a short tube 150mm refractor and a newtonian reflector.
We just started last year with a cheap meade relfector not unlike the one you just aquired. We had no knowledge, and it's been a learning process,
but it's been very fun. And addictive.