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lust

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I saw Saturn and it blew my mind.

So I’d never looked through a half decent telescope before but last week went to the Ackland observatory and whilst the big telescope wasn’t open, after a planetarium show they set up portable telescopes outside on the grass. The sun had just set so it was still a blue sky. You could barely see the twinkle against the darkening sky it was pointing at as we qued but then came my turn and sure it was small but to see the rings with my own eyes was mesmerising. Even been dreaming about it since.

What a fucking nerd.

I wanna go back to have a look through the big one. Maybe see Jupiter and her moons or a nebula and what not.
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Reply #1 posted 10/14/18 9:06pm

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It is a wonder to see. I'd like to see the night sky from that hemisphere.
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Reply #2 posted 10/14/18 11:28pm

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onlyforaminute said:

It is a wonder to see. I'd like to see the night sky from that hemisphere.



Well, Orion is upside down from our perspective.
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Reply #3 posted 10/15/18 10:54am

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lust said:

onlyforaminute said:
It is a wonder to see. I'd like to see the night sky from that hemisphere.
Well, Orion is upside down from our perspective.



A lot of things look different I hear. I wonder do the Maori have their own constellation systems? I only have the Navajo, but I think I'd like to start a collection.

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Reply #4 posted 10/15/18 11:13am

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onlyforaminute said:



lust said:


onlyforaminute said:
It is a wonder to see. I'd like to see the night sky from that hemisphere.

Well, Orion is upside down from our perspective.



A lot of things look different I hear. I wonder do the Maori have their own constellation systems? I only have the Navajo, but I think I'd like to start a collection.




Well Matariki is a star cluster that marks the Māori new year.
https://www.tepapa.govt.n...star-facts

But there is more regarding constellations etc.
https://www.maoriastronomy.co.nz
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Reply #5 posted 10/15/18 11:35am

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lust said:

onlyforaminute said:



A lot of things look different I hear. I wonder do the Maori have their own constellation systems? I only have the Navajo, but I think I'd like to start a collection.

Well Matariki is a star cluster that marks the Māori new year. https://www.tepapa.govt.n...star-facts But there is more regarding constellations etc. https://www.maoriastronomy.co.nz



Thank you.


I heard the teapot constellation (Sagittarus) is best viewed from the southern hemisphere, where it looks like the milky way is steam coming out of a teapot. I've only seen the milky way in it's full glory this year, but couldn't make out the teapot, wrong time of year I think. Of course there was so much more to see too.


Teapot-deep-sky-objects-640x483.png

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Reply #6 posted 10/15/18 6:23pm

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Cool

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Reply #7 posted 10/16/18 3:02am

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I've been thinking for years to buy a decent telescope, but even the more expensive ones are still too limited imo. Good for a while but not 'the big thing'.

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Reply #8 posted 10/16/18 11:43am

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I've been thinking for years to buy a decent telescope, but even the more expensive ones are still too limited imo. Good for a while but not 'the big thing'.



Yeah, really good telescopes cost, too big for my budget given how much I'd actually use it.


I have astrological binoculars, which are pretty good to use around my home. Not big on going into the dark boonies late at night by myself. I can use others telescopes when I go in a group.

"You want to know your biggest fault? You don’t keep true accounts: you put a high value on what you’ve given, a low value on what you’ve received."

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Reply #9 posted 10/16/18 11:44am

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Seeing that "galaxy" room at Paisley gave me a big smile.

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Reply #10 posted 10/16/18 5:07pm

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what would happen if u saw ure anus?

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Reply #11 posted 10/16/18 7:16pm

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Sounds like an awesome experience!! We are so, so small in this universe!
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Reply #12 posted 10/16/18 9:40pm

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luvsexy4all said:

what would happen if u saw ure anus?




I’m amazed it took someone so long to make that gag.

Dunno, I’d get a sore neck I suppose!
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Reply #13 posted 10/16/18 9:42pm

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RJP1205 said:

Sounds like an awesome experience!! We are so, so small in this universe!



True that. We’re tiny in just the solar system and the next leap
to galaxy is immense beyond comprehension and that even is barely a grain of sand on a beach.
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Reply #14 posted 10/16/18 10:02pm

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Very cool indeed. Always been fascinated with astronomy myself. My “holy shit we are just a tiny part of the galaxy” moment was seeing the Supermoon in Indiana a few years ago - luckily one of the places to observe the biggest supermoon in the States at the time. More scary than beautiful to realize how close to nothing we humans are! Amazing eerie experience!
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Reply #15 posted 10/16/18 11:15pm

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happinessinitsuncutform said:

Very cool indeed. Always been fascinated with astronomy myself. My “holy shit we are just a tiny part of the galaxy” moment was seeing the Supermoon in Indiana a few years ago - luckily one of the places to observe the biggest supermoon in the States at the time. More scary than beautiful to realize how close to nothing we humans are! Amazing eerie experience!
[Edited 10/16/18 22:03pm]



We’re just a pale blue dot!
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Reply #16 posted 10/17/18 8:47am

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I bought myself an early birthday present this year and am getting a telescope.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MLL6QO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It will be here on Friday. I don't ever buy myself anything, all year long, except the bare necessities, and will splurge on an item for my birthday. My oldest son can't afford to get me anything, and my two yougest don't have their own money to purchase me anything, so I buy myself something and tell the kids it's from them.

There were some cheaper ones, but I figure since I only splurge on myself once a year, I can do $200, that's about $67 per kid. I'm hoping to use my camera and take some pictures of the heavens.

They say that you can see Saturn's rings with this one and some of the nebeulas. There are images in the reviews of what other customers have taken. And I did some research online and saw other similar pictures taken with this one.

My oldest son has a birthday a week after mine, so I bought him one, too, but a smaller one (less expensive).

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Reply #17 posted 10/17/18 8:59am

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How does that make you feel?


For me I feel more connected. A part of a very intricate system.
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Reply #18 posted 10/17/18 10:19am

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benni said:

I bought myself an early birthday present this year and am getting a telescope.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MLL6QO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It will be here on Friday. I don't ever buy myself anything, all year long, except the bare necessities, and will splurge on an item for my birthday. My oldest son can't afford to get me anything, and my two yougest don't have their own money to purchase me anything, so I buy myself something and tell the kids it's from them.

There were some cheaper ones, but I figure since I only splurge on myself once a year, I can do $200, that's about $67 per kid. I'm hoping to use my camera and take some pictures of the heavens.

They say that you can see Saturn's rings with this one and some of the nebeulas. There are images in the reviews of what other customers have taken. And I did some research online and saw other similar pictures taken with this one.

My oldest son has a birthday a week after mine, so I bought him one, too, but a smaller one (less expensive).

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Wicked. You should think about joining the quiver full movement then you buy yourself Hubble!

Don’t forget to take note of when the planets will be at thier closest to earth for the biggest images. Eg Saturn was closest back on June 6th.
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onlyforaminute said:

How does that make you feel?


For me I feel more connected. A part of a very intricate system.


Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head.
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Reply #20 posted 10/17/18 12:19pm

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lust said:

onlyforaminute said:
How does that make you feel? For me I feel more connected. A part of a very intricate system.
Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head.



I've heard quite a few people say, what's the point of anything? The feeling small thing means different things to different people.

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Reply #21 posted 10/17/18 1:17pm

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onlyforaminute said:



lust said:


onlyforaminute said:
How does that make you feel? For me I feel more connected. A part of a very intricate system.

Yeah, I think you hit the nail on the head.



I've heard quite a few people say, what's the point of anything? The feeling small thing means different things to different people.



Yeah, I never understood that to be honest. Sure, if we view our existence through the lense of the universe, we’re insignificant but I view my existence through the lense of my existence, the point of which is to enjoy myself without being a detriment to the enjoyment of others whilst I’m here. The unlikelyness of my existence both from a universal perspective and a biological one makes it all the more meaningful (to me) and precious.
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Reply #22 posted 10/17/18 4:58pm

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onlyforaminute said:



I've heard quite a few people say, what's the point of anything? The feeling small thing means different things to different people.

Yeah, I never understood that to be honest. Sure, if we view our existence through the lense of the universe, we’re insignificant but I view my existence through the lense of my existence, the point of which is to enjoy myself without being a detriment to the enjoyment of others whilst I’m here. The unlikelyness of my existence both from a universal perspective and a biological one makes it all the more meaningful (to me) and precious.



It would be nice as a species we all could get to that point.


Anyway, I'm still of the mind I was as a kid. It's a bit simplistic I know but I'm still kind of blown away that everything we imagine to do, the resources are right here on this planet to do it. We took that picture of that pale blue dot, it wasn't sent to us. Our physical being is miniscle but our imagination and capability is damned near limitless.

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onlyforaminute said:



lust said:


onlyforaminute said:




I've heard quite a few people say, what's the point of anything? The feeling small thing means different things to different people.



Yeah, I never understood that to be honest. Sure, if we view our existence through the lense of the universe, we’re insignificant but I view my existence through the lense of my existence, the point of which is to enjoy myself without being a detriment to the enjoyment of others whilst I’m here. The unlikelyness of my existence both from a universal perspective and a biological one makes it all the more meaningful (to me) and precious.



It would be nice as a species we all could get to that point.


Anyway, I'm still of the mind I was as a kid. It's a bit simplistic I know but I'm still kind of blown away that everything we imagine to do, the resources are right here on this planet to do it. We took that picture of that pale blue dot, it wasn't sent to us. Our physical being is miniscle but our imagination and capability is damned near limitless.

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Reply #24 posted 10/18/18 2:42am

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benni said:

I bought myself an early birthday present this year and am getting a telescope.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MLL6QO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Nice! A few years ago I was wanting to buy myself this from the same brand: http://images.hayneedle.c...0,0xffffff

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Reply #25 posted 10/18/18 4:22am

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benni said:

I bought myself an early birthday present this year and am getting a telescope.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MLL6QO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


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Nice! A few years ago I was wanting to buy myself this from the same brand: http://images.hayneedle.c...0,0xffffff



Wow! eek I bet you could see like aliens or something with that one!! lol

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Reply #26 posted 10/18/18 1:02pm

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happinessinitsuncutform said:

Very cool indeed. Always been fascinated with astronomy myself. My “holy shit we are just a tiny part of the galaxy” moment was seeing the Supermoon in Indiana a few years ago - luckily one of the places to observe the biggest supermoon in the States at the time. More scary than beautiful to realize how close to nothing we humans are! Amazing eerie experience! [Edited 10/16/18 22:03pm]

I love these kinds of experiences! When we lived in central florida there was a specific space in my backyard where we could see the space shuttle night lauches. I'd wake my son in the middle of the night and carry him out to see them with me.

In 1997 the Hale-Bopp comet was fully visible for a couple of nights

When we lived in Upstate New York there were no street lights where we lived and it offered perfect views of meteor showers.

I've seen the aurora borealis from the sky, but I want to see it from the ground.

No, this isn't nerd stuff!!!

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May be of interest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHmgZymhJL8

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