Mabuhay from the Philippines

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  • Member since
    November, 2013
Mabuhay from the Philippines
Posted by dchosenone on Saturday, November 16, 2013 8:00 AM

Hello there everyone. I’m from Quezon City, Manila Philippines I’m using my first and only astronomical telescope a Barska Skywatcher 80060 bought last October 2013. At first I was disappointed to this telescope because I thought when you assemble it, you’ll just point and look to the eye piece. I don’t read the user manual because I’m so excited to use it. But when I read it you must first align the finders cope before you used it. Now I am enjoy watching the moon, planet venus / jupiter even the stars. I even share my telescope to my neighborhoods children because when I was a still a child I dreamed of seeing the moon and planets so I share to them my dream also. For now I’m targeting comet Ison but as of today I have no luck because the pollution here is thick at low elevation.
  • Member since
    November, 2009
Posted by Poppa Chris on Saturday, November 16, 2013 8:43 AM

Very happy that you are safe and able to enjoy your scope so much.  We've heard such horror stories coming from the Philippines since that horrendous typhoon.  To hear from someone who seems to be living a normal happy life from there is very comforting.  Please, continue to view the wonders of the heavens.  You've chosen a great hobby and will enjoy it for many years.

Keep looking up!


---Poppa Chris---

Denham Springs, Louisiana USA

"Second star to the right - Then straight on until morning!" - Peter Pan

Celestron CPC1100GPS (XLT) - 279mm aperature, 2800mm Focal length. (f10) Celestron Ultima LX (70deg AFOV) Eyepieces 32mm thru 5mm, Canon EOS Rebel T2i DSLR, Backyard EOS imaging software, Orion Star Shoot Planetary Imager IV, Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars


  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Brucey on Saturday, November 16, 2013 4:35 PM
Yea couldnt have said it better pops. Glad you are ok. Sounds like you have been hooked by the stars. I hope things get better over there soon.

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