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star gazing
« on: June 09, 2018, 05:33:58 PM »
just wondering if any of you guys are into star gazing? i was when i was a kid and now im starting to get back into it
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Re: star gazing
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 08:03:23 PM »
Funny coincidence you should post this.  I've been kicking around the notion of buying a 10" go to Dob before Mars reaches opposition in late July.  It won't be this close to us again until 2035.
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Re: star gazing
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 08:07:55 PM »
I used to take all the babes in my K5 with the top off out back behind my old garage and drive up the steep hill. You could just sit there listen to tunes, drink beer and stare at the sky without looking up.
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Re: star gazing
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 08:08:54 PM »
You're a very creative man, Vile!   8)
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Re: star gazing
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 12:46:32 AM »
Bd I'm going to have to work a lot of OT for one of those big boys. Maybe I can find someone near by at some sort of star party.

Vile it's actually really recommend that people start looking at the stars with the naked eye first and find stars and constellations. And the beer sounds good just can't do the babes lol
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Re: star gazing
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 08:37:09 AM »
There is a yearly event around here at one of the State Parks where amateur astronomers set up some pretty elaborate telescopes.  They open it up for anyone to come look through their equipment.   We've taken the kids and they really liked it.

I must say that viewing Jupiter and Saturn through their telescopes is pretty sweet. Much nicer than the 1980's Tasco we have.
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Re: star gazing
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 08:44:37 AM »
Was out at dusk thirty the other evening doing just that...… watched the only 2 visible at that time turn into millions. Can't wait for  the Gemonids, Leonids and Perseids
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Re: star gazing
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 08:51:07 AM »
just checked out one local Stargazers parties and there is one only about 40 minutes away in july and i have vacation that week but theres a fishing derby i wanted to take the little one to BUT generally speaking fishing derbies are normally held in day light
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Re: star gazing
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 03:49:52 PM »
just wondering if any of you guys are into star gazing? i was when i was a kid and now im starting to get back into it

Religiously. Been staying in the city and the light pollution is killing me.

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