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  • From: SE MA, U.S.A.
Posted by mr Q on Friday, January 17, 2014 12:51 AM

   Deathfire - During my many decades of sky watching from southern New England, Ive' seen many displays during the last several sunspot peaks and they are truely beautiful.

   If you want to keep track of these displays - when and where visible - try the below links. You can even subscribe to e-mail announcements of sudden displays due to Sun activity

http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/rt_plots/kp_3d.html

and

http://helios.swpc.noaa.gov/ovation/

And a warm welcome to the forums!Big Smile

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What goes around, comes around, eventually.Wink

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Posted by Antitax on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 5:06 PM

  180° eyepiece. Stick out tongue

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Posted by dethfire on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 3:27 PM

The AB better live because you get a wider view :)

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Posted by Antitax on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 11:25 AM

   Wait till you see Mars through a biggie telescope! Even with the never-perfect atmospheric seeing, it feels better than eyeing the best photographs on screen; they always look kinda dull because they don't pull their own light. They don't dazzle, in other words, but words don't match the experience anyway, you gotta see it at high power.

   On the other hand, I've never witnessed an aurora but I know the real thing will feel much different than pictures and movies.

TS 8x40 Wildlife, 10x50 Marine/Fujinon 16x70/TS 80mm triplet, 6x30 finder, EQ-3 mount, TS 2" 99% diagonal/Celestron C5+ and 6x30 finder, DIY tripod/5" Bahtinov/12" GSO dob, 8x50 finder/Meade 2" 24mm 82°/Hyperion 24,13,10mm 68°/TS Expanse 17mm 70°/SW 7mm Panorama 82°/Ultima 2x barlow/Astronomik UHC-E filter/Baader O-III/Astro Solar 5" & 80mm filters/Sky Atlas 2000/Rükl's Moon Atlas/Canon 400D/5mW green laser

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New from WI
Posted by dethfire on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 10:57 PM

Hi everyone! I'm from WI. One of my favorite sky experiences was the aurora borealis in Iceland! I also enjoy seeing Mars and Venus with bare eyes.

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