Why did the universe decide to be such a cruel taskmaster?
Making me get up early at ungodly hours to try to observe Comet Ison...when I am simply not a real
early morning person.
Early as in before 6am.......
right now the comet has increased in brightness the past few days,
(unlike our Mayor in Toronto, whose fizzling faster than
a 2 day old glass of alka seltzer) so it`s worth the effort to find a clear eastern Horizon.
My solution is simple: Just don`t go to bed. Stay up all night, observe the Comet, then go to bed in a light headed daze,
and be grouchy and irritable for the rest of the day. That`s easy peasy!
Anyway if you have seen the Comet, let me know, and if you have taken any images, send them along too
and we will share them on our website for others to see.
Enjoy your weekend!
PS Here is a link to our Comet Ison update page
PPS Here are two special offers that are ending this weekend, especially useful if you want to wrap up
your holiday gift giving early. The Retail store is now open extended hours for the Holidays.
The Celestron NexStar 130 SLT Telescope turns starry nights into space odysseys!
The Celestron NexStar 130 SLT is a quality 130mm Newtonian Reflector telescope with an aperture of 5", focal ratio of f/5 and focal length of 650mm. It features multi-coated, high quality Celestron optics and incorporates a smooth rack and pinion focuser. The whole system, including drive and computer unit weighs only 18 lbs.! It has a fully computerized hand control with a database of over 4,000 celestial objects and the pre-assembled, adjustable steel tripod, allows the Celestron NexStar 130 SLT to be ready to use in just minutes. SkyAlign technology and included StarPointer Finderscope with red LED makes alignment a breeze. With the NexStar 130 you can see breathtaking views of the lunar landscape, Venus and its phases, Mars resolved as an orange disc, Jupiter and its moons, and Saturn's rings. Add to that beautiful star clusters, comets to chase and distant galaxies and you have a tool you will use for many, many years to come!
Exclusive offer from Khanscope! We're including a bonus accessory kit when you purchase this telescope. You get a mid-range eyepiece for nebulaes, star clusters, galaxies - plus a high power eyepiece for close-up view of planets. There's colour filters for Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus, as well as a Moon filter to bring out lunar terminator details. We've even included an optical cleaning cloth to keep things sparkling! This accessory kit retails for $75 and it yours FREE when you purchase a Celestron NexStar 130 SLT from November 11th to November 17th!
Great telescope for family astronomy adventures!
Special Three-Day Offer! Save $50 and Get A Free Bonus!
Introducing the Vixen Space Eye 50 Telescope! Begin your astronomy adventures with this "Entry" Level telescope that has features and quality found on many higher priced optical tubes. From the mount slow motion handles to the diagonal eyepiece holder, this telescope will get you started in your exploration of the night sky. Features include: Vertical and Horizontal Slow Motion Handles; Quality Glass Optics; Aluminum 2 Section Tripod; Erect Image Diagonal; Accessory Tray.
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Hurry! This offer only runs from Friday, November 15th to closing on Sunday, November 17th. Good while supplies last...
Extended Retail Store Holiday Hours:
(Starting November 15th through December 22)
Monday through Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m
Thursday: 10:00 am to 9:00 p.m.
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