Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Saw Mars and Jupiter, but...

... I have observed a problem with my telescope arrangement. With the Barlow lens set up, the rear end of the tube is too heavy, and the telescope tips up. (There is no counterweight.) I will need to solve this problem. Despite this glitch, I saw a great view of Jupiter and 4 (maybe 5) moons, and clearly identified Mars from a parking lot underneath the LA light dome. Not too shabby, though I was hoping to get some photos tonight.

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