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  1. #1 Drunk Astronomy 
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    So I was out drinking tonight, and when I came home I noticed how clear the sky was and decided to bring out the telescope. So I was trying to point to Beetleguese when I stumbled upon the Orion Nebula. It was a hell of a sight. I mean truly beautiful. I learned something important tonight .... set up your telescope before you go out drinking (I think it has a few new dents in it now), and just point at any spot in the sky and prepare to be amased. Tonight was truly one of my best experiences yet.;


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    LOL, ones best visions often come out of the use of alcohol. So where do we start the thread on brewing


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    Don't drink and gaze.
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    I seem to be doing a bit more Tequila these days than I should, and this old Celestron 8" I have does not have a motorized mount so some events in the sky get REAL hard to follow after a couple of shots chased by a swig of Heineken.

    Follow an Earth sattelite (other than the Moon), fugeddaboudit!

    The Moon, Jupiter, Comets, Saturn, and an occasional trace on Eros (when I can find where it is NOW) is about the best I can do.

    Funny thing about telescpoes, the more powerful they become in resolution capabilities, they harder these buggers get to actually follow anything with.

    Oh for a spare $100k or so to build a decent amateur's observatory with at least a covered, openable roof, a PROPER motorized mout, and a dedicated PC to run the whole thing.

    And a reprieve from the Tequila.
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    I'm not into telescopes. I live in a big city so there's very little to see. I'm also too lazy to travel to an observatory in the country side. Those little scopes don't show enough detail for my taste anyway, so I just stick to following NASA and ESA missions Watching high res pictures from a chair in a warm room sure is nice. One click to download them and then one click more to load them into Photoshop and edit them
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    Whatever floats your boat. But if you've ever been up at 10,000 feet on a crisp day, you will be in awe with or without a telescope.
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    I actually enjoy both types of viewing, I find the hi-res photos are awesome but also like to connect with nature and the wonder of it with my little 80mm. Yes I know it's a joke, but still fun.
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