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    May 26, 2014, 1:46 PM - My OTHER hobby: Astronomy #1

    Hi all. Was able to get my telescope out for the first time in a long while last night. Now that I have graduated college, I hope to have more free time to pursue my hobbies. I just set up in my light-polluted front yard and did some star gazing. I snapped a few photos of Saturn (and its moon, Titan) as well as a shot of Mars (and its moon, Phobos) and Vega. Astronomy is my true love so I am looking forward to getting out to some dark, remote areas for some viewing/contemplating/connecting this summer. Anyone else here into all things space?

    Hope you enjoy the photos.Click image for larger version. 

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    Here's a shot of my scope:
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    May 26, 2014, 2:54 PM - Re: My OTHER hobby: Astronomy #2

    Holy telescope. Nice pics, but you could have photoshopped in a Slave 1 for good measure :-) I say keep posting space pics, I'd be interested in following along. I find it interesting.
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    May 26, 2014, 3:37 PM - Re: My OTHER hobby: Astronomy #3

    Lol.

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    May 26, 2014, 3:43 PM - Re: My OTHER hobby: Astronomy #4

    I knew Slave1 was still flying proud!
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    May 26, 2014, 7:43 PM - Re: My OTHER hobby: Astronomy #5

    Cool! Way back in the dark ages of the 1980s, I took an astronomy course during my
    freshman year at Mizzou-Columbia. They had a 16" telescope and we got to see some
    pretty cool stuff. I mainly remember seeing Jupiter and the 4 Galilean moons, Saturn, and
    we once saw the Andromeda Galaxy.
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    May 26, 2014, 8:52 PM - Re: My OTHER hobby: Astronomy #6

    16" scopes are niiice. 14" was the largest I could get and still be able to transport without assistance. There's absolutely nothing like looking back in time through a telescope at the Universe.
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    May 27, 2014, 9:49 AM - Re: My OTHER hobby: Astronomy #7

    Man, that`s one kind of a telescope, so you`ve got another "cheap" hobby.
    I can still remember when I was about 16 years old or something like that I got a telescope from my parents at Christmas. But as you can imagine mine was nothing compared to your one! Nevertheless it was quite interesting to take a look at the moon in clear nights. But somehow I never got really excited by Astronomy.
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    May 27, 2014, 2:41 PM - Re: My OTHER hobby: Astronomy #8

    It's the bee's knees for me, lol. Coincidentally it was Star Wars that got me 'looking up' to begin with. I was at the perfect age. I used to imagine that Luke Skywalker was somewhere out in space, and I sat, looking at the stars, wondering what adventures he was having. Sounds corny now, but those were the days, man! From there, my curiosity grew so I learned as much as I could about the Universe. I have a fascination with it. Fast forward a million years and now I'm a science teacher. Go figure.
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    May 28, 2014, 1:10 AM - Re: My OTHER hobby: Astronomy #9

    That is some cool stuff man, and that is one nice telescope.
  10. May 28, 2014, 11:55 AM - Re: My OTHER hobby: Astronomy #10

    I love astronomy

    Darth Pestilence...

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