View Full Version : Santa came early

12-18-2013, 07:50 PM
And he was driving a big brown truck. The red suit is gone, too. There is now a Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope with GoTo drive on a tripod in the middle of my kitchen floor. Some time between now and this time next year we're bound to have a clear night, even in the Pacific North Wet, so I can go out and see what I've been missing. This is my first new telescope in 30 years - that one is an 8" Dobsonian that needs a new coat of shiney on the mirror.

12-18-2013, 09:59 PM
Maybe you and Evan can see what each other is doing now.:rolleyes:

Stu Miller
12-18-2013, 10:35 PM
After I acquired a telescope, I discovered that any interesting astronomical event automatically brings cloud cover to our neck of the woods. Maybe Bellevue is far enough from Covington that you will escape the curse, but I somehow doubt it


12-18-2013, 10:59 PM
I was looking up at the midnight sky in Akaroa NZ a few nights ago.. wow... I'd forgotten what I sky without pollution and serious earth-glow looked like. Back to cloudy murky WA tomorrow.