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1  OAS General Discussion / Ogden Astronomical Society General Board / Re: Promontory Point Mar 17 on: February 28, 2007, 12:38:26 PM
Well, That sounds good. I hesitate to stay out in the middle of nowhere by myself. Sad  If others are staying out there that will be great. I appreciate the offer on the vacant bed.  I recently got some camping gear that is designed for 4 season camping so it would be fun to stay out the night and give it a try.
2  OAS General Discussion / Ogden Astronomical Society General Board / Re: Promontory Point Mar 17 on: February 26, 2007, 06:12:14 PM
I haven't been out to Promontory Point since I was a kid. I can't remember if there is a place to camp out there. I want to come out to the Star party in march but I don't want to drive home that long distance and at that time of night.  Also, is anyone else planning on camping out? Trailer or Tent?
3  Beginners Corner / Beginners Corner / Re: How to Choose the First Scope? on: November 09, 2006, 06:04:25 PM
My first scope was an 8" Orion and I loved it. I think Orion scopes are really sturdy. (example: I could haul in in a truck 300 miles and the mirrors would stay in place. I upgraded to a 12 for the same reason as everyone else does but I miss the portability.
4  OAS General Discussion / Ogden Astronomical Society General Board / Beginners Telescope Class In November. on: October 30, 2006, 08:38:56 PM
beginners telescope class in November.
What is being offered at this class? I can always use tips on culmination. If anyone has any info let me know whats on the agenda. Thanks
5  Beginners Corner / Beginners Corner / Re: Scope that works with iBook on: October 29, 2006, 12:05:25 AM
Well to tell you the truth I think that  the 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope that Celestron offers is a very good telescope (model Number 11067-XLT). It will do all the things you are looking for with plenty of room to grow into it. The telescope is self guided (for nights you don't want to bring your notebook) but it is also compatible with the Starry Night Pro Plus Version 6 telescope control and Planetarium software, which will allow for advanced control of your telescope via your Mac notebook. If you are looking to do astrophotography down the road, then I would simply not go with anything smaller then an 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain scope. You will be unhappy with the Aperture below an 11" and you won't get results that most guys are looking for when photographing. To check out the telescope browse to.... http://www.celestron.com/c2/product.php?tID=11&ProdID=65#features .....After that I would check astromart or some other classifieds to find one used because they are about 2,300.00 USD for a new one. Which I think is still a fair price, but thats alot of money. I hope this helps.
6  Beginners Corner / Beginners Corner / Re: Scope that works with iBook on: October 20, 2006, 01:47:55 PM
What are you looking to achieve during your observations i.e.: Astrophotography, tracking scope that will follow objects, or go to a specific object?
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