posted on Nov, 17 2013 @ 11:26 PM
reply to post by Biigs
It's really wonderful that there is so much interest here on ATS about astral events. I guess it would be overwhelming to want to see ISON but not
have any experience using Stellarium or any sites which tell where to look. Becoming even " acquainted" with the night sky in regards to
constellations requires MANY nights spent looking up. I've been somewhat of an amateur astronomer since I'd say, 2010 when I got really into
night-gardening, and it does require constant study to reinforce the knowledge of the location of different constellations. I got a telescope after my
first one was damaged, but I gave it to our neices & nephew because I chose, based on online reviews, 1 that was too simple. It could view the moon
beautifully, & Jupiter's moons, but I'm looking for something with more power.
I just want to say that getting to know the night sky satisfies a primal sort of longing, and I've only ever been rewarded for the time spent, not
wishing I'd picked up a different hobby. Unlike the time I spent knitting!