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Stars & Scopes
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Welcome to my little piece of the
The stars ,The planets,The
sun,Nebulas,Star clusters,cosmic dust,And black holes.
All part of the place we know as
the universe,As you look around you ,All things
are a product of Space,In one form
or another.The final frontteir so much to
explore,,So much to learn,Anyone
who has any concept of the enormous size of spacewill probaly tell
you they don"t know how big space is because the human mind cannot
comprend or imagine it .
HOW BIG IS IT?
The distance from the sun to the
earth is aproximately 93 Million miles.(lost yet)
This is refered to as a astronomical
unit.The planet pluto is about 40 AU from the
Sun.This makes the diameter of
our solar system alone about 80AU in diameter.
Thats about 7.440.000.00 miles.Already
beyond our comprehendsion.(now were lost)
One light year is equal to 63.000
The light from Pluto takes about5.5
hours to reach Earth ,The light from the nearest star takes about 4.3 years
to reach earth.(EVER HEARD OF LIGHT SPEED).
Still think Et really come to earth.Not
If Albert einstein is correct light
is the fastest thing in space And at that speed
you would spred out just like that
beam of light .The Milkyway galaxy is were we live or exist at.
Is there other life out there I
think so with the size of our own galaxy alone being 100.000 lightyears
in diameter and there are billions
and billions more just like ours out there.
The odds against it are just to
great.There has to be life out there somewhere.
is a pic of my own 10F/5 Reflector click on
it for more on pics and the story behind it.
Telescopes come in all shapes and
sizes,You can carry them out into the yard for a night of viewing.Then
back in again to be stored till the next time you wish to go see the night
sky,Don"t worry the sky changes from night to night,so theres always something
new to see after awhile you"ll probaly set your sites on your favorite
types of astronomical query some like clusters,some like nubulas.And some
are content with viewing the planets.Whatever you look at you won"t be
disapointed.Theres different types of scopes to choose from Reflectors,Refractors,Cassgrains,Just
to name a few.You can even build a personal observatory to your likeing,Run
them from your pc which I plan on doing in my later years.The acessories
can add up to as much as you wish to spend.You can make many of them your
self if your handy with a few basic tools and a little imagination also
helps,As long as you like the end result thats all that matters.Telescopes
are not hard to make there is a lot of good resources out there for all
the info you need,And part suppliers are numeros also.Don"t be afraid to
jump in and build one and when that first
star cluster or the rings of saturn
pop into view and in focous you"ll be hooked as I was,A life long hobby
will have been born and you"ll
be able to keep the memories for the rest of your life.Theres nothing out
there that can top the beauty that nature has given us to enjoy.One thing
about it you"ll always have a good seat for the show.
on the moon for some moon pics I took through the eye piece
What is there to see
The very first thing people want
to see is the craters on the moon,I"v taken people out star gazing andthey
really had no idea what to expect or how much there is to see in the night
sky,It"s full of beautifulsites.My personal favorites are the comets that
pass through from time to time.Theres also open star clusters with stars
that are spread out throughout the eyepiece,And the closedcompact star
clusters thatfill the eyepiece in a massive ball of stars.And the ghostly
glow of the galaxy"s with millions of light years seperating them from
each other,Take a look at M51 to see what happens when two massive galaxy"s
get to close to each otherOne has lunch and the other is lunch.Theres alot
of difference between stars looking at them through the eyepiece,You"ll
see blue stars yellow stars,blood red stars,Green stars.Probaly a few more
I did"nt mention.Nubulas,And dust lanes spred out through tthe milkyway
galaxy.My favorite area is toward
Saggitarius in the summer time
sky looking south this area is so rich in stars and dust and nebulas it
resembles cob webs all tided together,It is truely a site to remember.
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