23 October 2010

Clouds VS. Stargeezer -The first light

 Us and the scope named Kustar VI
As of yesterday, I am an amateur astronomer!
A month ago I went to my friends and said: "OK! lets go and take pictures of the night sky... for that we need a telescope and other stuff." So lets get together and buy one."

They agreed!!!

So we left to see the major astronomer association in Finland and asked for advise.

3 weeks later and lots of research on the web, we finally got our telescope and the "other stuff".
Our telescope is a Sky-Watcher Explorer-200PDS 8" Newtonian Reflector Telescope - Parabolic Primary Mirror. with a HEQ5 Pro mount.
here is a link to the Telescope specs  ---> HERE

Yesterday fighting the clouds to see the full moon and Jupiter we got these photos.

So for all you people who want to go and look at the night skies, just decide and go for it (with a little help from your friends ;) )

Tapani Isomäki
Kustavi, Finland

 The "howling" moon
 The moon (sharpened PS)
 Jupiter and prominent moons (right: Callisto, 1 left: Io, 2 left: Europa, 3 left: Ganymede) and lots of stars ;)

 In the field (table included)