Hello Everyone

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  • Member since
    February, 2014
Hello Everyone
Posted by SpacedOut on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 2:29 PM

Hi Everyone,

My name is Rich and I am from Colorado. I love astronomy and have been doing my best to use my telescope as often as I can. I look forward to being a part of this community and to be involved in as many topics as possible.

Thanks for having me!

  • Member since
    November, 2009
Posted by Poppa Chris on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 4:56 PM

Welcome Rich!

Tell us a bit more about your scope and your observing activities.

---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
    February, 2014
Posted by SpacedOut on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:05 PM

Thanks for the welcome!! :)

I am new into stargazing. I just bought a Celestron SkyProdigy 130 last year, but only have used it a couple times. Even though it is auto alignment, there is too much light where I live to make it work. So for some reason when I try to set it, it does not really track correctly. So, I need more practice to master the telescope.

From what I have done, I have seen Saturn for the first time and it really blew me away to see the shape with the rings. I plan on going out in the country more this year to use it, so it should be awesome in lower light.

That is my ramble for now...... :)

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    July, 2001
  • From: PA, USA, Earth Moderator
Posted by DaveMitsky on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 9:44 PM


You may find some of the information on astronomy and amateur astronomy presented in my post entitled Advice for Beginning Amateur Astronomers under General Stargazing of interest.

http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/observing/f/1/t/49111.aspx (previous posts will no longer hot-link here since the last forum upgrade)

Dave Mitsky

Sic itur ad astra!

Chance favors the prepared mind.

A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.

  • Member since
    February, 2014
Posted by SpacedOut on Tuesday, February 25, 2014 9:50 AM

Hi Dave,

Thank you for the information. I will look and see what all is there!!


Thanks Again,


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