posted on Jun, 10 2007 @ 12:30 PM
Orion SkyQuest XT10 IntelliScope and a SkyScout.
The SkyScout is a hand held device that tells you what star or planet or deep space object you are looking at.
My good friend and my spiritual father picked up one of these SkyScouts and a Orion SkyQuest XT10 IntelliScope with GPS positioning for over 14,000
deep sky objects.
The moon was our first object and it was magnificant. We looked at the moon for an hour and it was mindblowing.
We next looked at Venus and you could clearly see the cresent shape.
We had some astounding views of Saturn and its rings. We spent a whole hour just staring at Saturn
We went home after that as we had been out for three hours.
We have only gotten out the one time in May with the DOB, But we have been out several times with the SkyScout getting aquainted with the stars as
We are looking for a whole week this coming week with the DOB. I have a list of deep sky objects we will be looking at and I cannot wait to give back
some reports on the different objects to see like M13 in Hercules, the fifth brightest Globular Cluster in the sky.
Some nice conjuctions are coming in June with Saturn and Venus side by side on June 30th in the western sky.
Orion SkyQuest XT10 IntelliScope
It was a clear night last night but my friend had family plans so I hit the backyard with my binoculars and caught an Iridium Flare by chance during a
psychic experience...here is the thread
[edit on 10-6-2007 by junglelord]