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sbkburns: It was around 3:30 am PST from San Diego toward the Pacific that I saw this flickering star. Sirius? Seen it do this from dark mountain skies, but never with a regular red beat.
Jan 10, 2015 6:13:29 GMT -6
gerryn: Was out in AZ. And saw so many stars in the sky than I ever see in Evanston, IL.
Jan 27, 2015 22:42:23 GMT -6
abamaresort: Hi just uploaded my new avatar.
Mar 30, 2015 0:16:50 GMT -6
addseo1118: This topic is so popular until now. Thank you for sharing.
Apr 3, 2015 19:53:11 GMT -6
addseo1118: Hello, I would like to follow your news. It sounds great.
Apr 8, 2015 21:54:36 GMT -6
pxd247: Telescope help
Apr 25, 2015 10:30:20 GMT -6
david p: I cannot remove the single knob after removing the set screw. The knob assembly is very solid and just won't budge.....any suggestions?
May 22, 2015 16:18:28 GMT -6
mojocvh: I'm BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jun 19, 2015 13:24:59 GMT -6
WOW, this is cool stuff!!: THANK YOU FOR SHARING, THIS IS SO INTERESTING AND IT'S GREAT TO SEE OUR NEXT GENERATION INVOLVED. AS WE GO DAY-BY-DAY WE FORGET TO REALLY LOOK UP AND SEE THE WONDERS ABOVE US.
Jul 9, 2015 11:45:01 GMT -6
Buenos dias Sr. Joe!: Buenos dias Sr. Joe!! Yo siempre he admirado el cielo infinito, especialmente, porque mis ancestros se guiaban con los seres celestiales. I am planning to be with you tonight and learn a lot from you. Hasta luego y que tengas un excelente dia.
Jul 22, 2015 4:22:39 GMT -6
phoeniss: that's the moon? i thought it was mercury. if it was mercury, he forgot to keep facing sun. though that might have required awkward side-stepping on his part.
Jul 25, 2015 14:21:51 GMT -6
astromohsin: Hi where are the best places to view stars near the zip code 60659? Thanks
Jul 30, 2015 13:04:05 GMT -6
60659: Look up!
Aug 1, 2015 6:53:55 GMT -6
Calcasmy: Hello, Will much appreciate if you could please suggest places in and around Schaumbug, IL - 60173 to view stars and photograph them.
Aug 8, 2015 19:38:24 GMT -6
John: Hello Calcasmy. Acher park is very wide open with low treelines around it. I don't know how dark it gets, but at least the view of the sky is "big." You could also try some of the nature preserves or Busse woods (further east). I hope this helps.
Sept 28, 2015 7:25:24 GMT -6
Lynn: My son is making a Galilean telescope (9x magnification). I found instructions on line which calls for 1 Concave-convex lens: Diameter 49mm, focal length 1340mm and 1 Plano-concave lens: Diameter 49mm, focal length 152mm. I Can't find anywhere. Pls help
Oct 15, 2015 10:54:34 GMT -6
C5Dad: Joe, I am reading this several years after. If you need cork, get it from the cabinet section of HD, Lowes or other home center. Worked like a champ with my C8 when I found there were no shims in an OTA I purchased!
Jan 24, 2016 12:01:33 GMT -6
C5Dad: clear skies!
Jan 24, 2016 12:01:39 GMT -6
C5Dad: chris (aka C5dad)
Jan 24, 2016 12:02:01 GMT -6