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Awesome!!!!
Posted by SWA Pilot on Monday, January 13, 2014 9:45 PM

Well, the title of my subject says it all.  On Monday my first telescope, a Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ, arrived.  The reviews were good and the price fit my budget.  Since last night was cloudy, tonight is the first night I could use it for star gazing.  So I went searching for M42 in Orion.  It took a while but I finally found it and was it ever worth the search.  At 50x I broke out all four stars in the Trapezium and that caused a victory dance to ensue.  Sorry if this post is a tad corny, but as newbie to Astronomy I just had to share my experience.

Well boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower why we'd need sleigh bells on this thing...

 

Canon 10x30mm Image Stabilized, Celestron Cavalry 15x70mm, Oberwerk BT70, Oberwerk 25x100mm Deluxe, and Steiner 10x50mm binoculars

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

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  • From: Eastern SD.
Posted by johnjohnson on Monday, January 13, 2014 10:28 PM

Congratulations on your first great find. Orion the hunter has set his hook deep into your gills now. The infection from the hook will spread. You will eventualy come down with the dreaded "Aperture fever". Beware as there is no cure, well there is but it will cost you all your money!

My first dance was behind the eyepiece of a Jason 60mm Alt/Az with Saturn in view. My second scope was a Bushnell 114mm refector. The first signs of fever were begining to show.....

Oh I forgot about the "Eyepiece infection" of which the only cure is to have as many eyepieces as one deems unnessary! The infected say they are "Collectors". We know they are just "Hoarders", depriving the rest of us.

Enough of my silly rant. Again Great find. I still to this day enjoy your excitement in finds. Now to spy the elusive E and F stars in the Trap!

JJ

 

20" F5 Obsession, OMI mirror .987 Strehl. 10" F4.7 reflector. 6" F5 ST reflector. 120mm F7.5 EON. 80mm F11.3 guide scope. SkyWatcher EQ-6 Hyper Tuned.   Flicker Astro Site   More Astro Images

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Posted by SWA Pilot on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 1:09 PM

Sir, you could not be more correct.  I am already showing signs of both the fever and infection.  I keep telling myself if I can get better at observing then I will get a scope with much better aperture next winter so I can find the E and F stars.  Also, if I can get eyepieces with a better field of view........

Well boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower why we'd need sleigh bells on this thing...

 

Canon 10x30mm Image Stabilized, Celestron Cavalry 15x70mm, Oberwerk BT70, Oberwerk 25x100mm Deluxe, and Steiner 10x50mm binoculars

Celestron AstroMaster 114 EQ telescope

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Posted by Genesis 1:1 on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:24 PM

johnjohnson

The infected say they are "Collectors".

We know they are just "Hoarders", depriving the rest of us.

JJ

Well, I'm still a collector by definition: Laugh

http://www.helpforhoarding.net/difference-between-hoarder-collector/

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Posted by johnjohnson on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:50 PM

Wow Stan, Hope you took no offence. By the way. I bet you had to edit that signature of your's a couple of times as you kept running out of room! Right? Wink What is hidden away that we will never know due to a limit in our sig's. I can only imagine rooms filled to bursting of piles of old binoculars! Laugh.

Terrible this condition we have is as "Collectors" of the "eclectic optic". Bang Head

JJ

20" F5 Obsession, OMI mirror .987 Strehl. 10" F4.7 reflector. 6" F5 ST reflector. 120mm F7.5 EON. 80mm F11.3 guide scope. SkyWatcher EQ-6 Hyper Tuned.   Flicker Astro Site   More Astro Images

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Posted by Genesis 1:1 on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 9:40 PM

johnjohnson

Wow Stan, Hope you took no offence. By the way. I bet you had to edit that signature of your's a couple of times as you kept running out of room! Right? Wink What is hidden away that we will never know due to a limit in our sig's. I can only imagine rooms filled to bursting of piles of old binoculars! Laugh.

JJ

Of course there is 'no' offense, isn't that what laughing emoticons are for?

Yes, I've had to edit my sig numerous time, especially every time they update their program/website.

My room is loaded with binoculars & tripods, plus at least one Celeston C5 spotting scope & several eyepieces.

I don't have to worry about hoarding because my wife  says we are officially retired & Social Security does NOT provide benefits for optical equipment & accessories. NUTS!

I need to go back to work one of these days.  Sigh

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Vixen8x56Geoma+Fujinon12x60HB+Pentax16x60PCFWP

Pentax20x60PCFWP+Pentax20x60PCFWPII+Tento20x60USSR

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