What is your favorite object in the night sky

Moin from Wolfsburg

  • You have a beautiful side here. I found you looking for "Scheinern", although my balcony has a great south-facing position, only the north is a bit difficult , first the house stands in the way, second then the whole city is in the field of vision.
    Briefly to me, I was built in ´56, the physics teacher has already aroused interest in astronomy, at some point a 4-inch newtonian on a terribly shaky mount came into the house, which had accompanied me for a few years. The most extraordinary observations were the “impact craters” of Shoemaker-Levy on Saturn.
    The Newton then blessed the temporal, but he would have been of no use for observing dark matter and dark energy anyway (... what the scientists come up with, just not to have to admit that the Big Bang never took place and the speed of light did not is constant )
    Now it was time again for a new telescope, it has become a Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD with a few accessories. Over the last few days I have dragged various cardboard boxes (thank you post), cobbled them together and I think on weekends there’s probably the first light on the balcony.
    With that in mind, let's see how it turns out
  • Hello Uwe,

    welcome to our community. Nice that you found us.
    At that time I also started with a telescope from the department store.
    It was a 60/900 refractor from Bresser. Oh man, when I saw the moon in it for the first time, it was indescribably beautiful.
    Then I saw Saturn and Jupiter with its moons. Everything was pretty small but I could now see it whenever I wanted.
    Then came a 114/900 Bresser reflector. With that I could see a lot more ...

    uwe wrote:

    The most extraordinary observations were the “impact craters” of Shoemaker-Levy on Saturn.


    Haha I just had to smile a bit. That wasn't on Saturn, that was Jupiter too.
    I also looked at it then, but everything was very small in the telescope.

    uwe wrote:

    Now it was time again for a new telescope, it has become a Celestron Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope SC 203/2032 EdgeHD with a few accessories.


    That sounds very good. Report further about it.

    What are your favorite objects in the night sky?

    LG Thomas
  • Oh man, great start. Logically it was Jupiter, Saturn is due to the early hour, the morning welcome round in the office, and whether it is better to go to Media Markt or Saturn.

    I have an equatorial mount, I have dealt with the control and its connection to the PC until now, but now it works with Stellarium.

    In the course of the week, but it will probably be the next weekend anyway, I'll deal with the camera and its connection to the computer, hopefully I won't be as stupid as with the mount, but you learn from mistakes as you know.