Fall is the best time to be Stargazing or CCD imaging....are you taking advantage?September 13th, 2011 at 5:07 pm
A number of people I have spoken to recently at Star Parties and
other astronomical events
have related to me that they don't seem to have enough time to Stargaze as often as they would
These days, we all seem to be busy with various commitments, to
work, spouses, kids,
and other interests.
One of the reasons expressed most frequently was that, that
either the equipment they
had took too long to set up, was heavy (everything gets heavier as you get older it seems...)
or too complicated too use. And, in order to justify taking it out and setting it up, they wanted
some kind of guarantee that the weather was going to be clear for most of the evening.
Well, my experience with that is that you just can't count
on the weather; I recall setting my equipment
up a few times, and then within 30 mins to an hour the clouds rolled in. Oh well..........
Well, we can't help with the weather; but we can help with on the
equipment end of things.
If your telescope is too bulky, or not working, or old technology, then do consider trading it up
for some of the new products in the marketplace.
Khan Scope Centre has a trade in, trade up policy
and this applies whether or not you purchased your equipment from us or not. Also, we do purchase
instruments outright, if that is your preference.
If you haven't seen some of the current models in
the marketplace, you will be surprised at
how many of them have been streamlined and made much more portable, without sacrificing
quality of optics, or mechanical performance. Manufacturers have done a stellar job of responding
to the needs of the marketplace. You will be pleasantly surprised!
Another thing that has improved as well, is Goto telescope accuracy, and of course Meade and Celestron
both have Self Aligning telescopes as well. Simply flip the switch, and the instruments self align
with no added input from the user.
Interested in a CCD Camera? We are just starting a promotion on
Orion CCD imagers this month from our
friends at Orion. Sale ends September 26th on Orion imagers.
Wishing you Clear skies wherever you are,
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