Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Buying a Telescope?

Good Wednesday to all, As I mention in my last post I promised to bring to you the best of the best telescopes that are tops this year. But, Before I get into that wonderful list I would like to get more into depth with the process of buying a telescope that is right for you.
When purchasing a telescope it is important to keep in mind that you really don’t have to spend all your life savings on the next Hubble. What really should be taken to consideration is to choose a telescope that enhances your leisure time and will eventually make the whole experience worthwhile.

To begin its good to know first what to look for when buying a telescope.
Always know that the objective of your telescope is to increase the angular size of far-off objects as well as make their brightness well focused.

If ya Can't Really dig the idea of buying a telescope…
Get yourself an optical telescope which can be used both in astronomy as well as in non-astronomical instruments some of these are:
spotting scopes
Camera lenses

How to use them?
Once you know what’s best for you start by finding out which of these are the most user friendly up until what kind of stuff you really want to see through them which can also make a large difference, it sets ya up for a more complicated scope if ya want to see more.

Now for the list of Telescopes that made it the top of the lists you will see next time as I am still researching on which are considered to be the best, so far I am creating categories like best telescopes for beginners, and best used by astronomers themselves.
See you soon and keep looking up…

Monday, February 9, 2009

Planetarium Pictures

Just Thought I would share my pictures from my visit to the Miami Space Transit Planetarium

The Valentines Star

Hello all thanks for stopping by, today I have some great news about something amazing happening this weekend just in time for Valentines. On Friday I visited my local planetarium. After watching their star shows, that keep getting better and better, the first thing I saw was "Star Gazer” a show that happens to be a weekly television series dealing with naked eye astronomy. FYI I highly recommend to watch it! It is available through the PBS channel,and each weekly episode features selected objects for naked eye viewing that will inform viewers on whats to look for in the following week to come.
Now this time’s focus is best seen this Saturday, great just in time for Valentine’s Day, and I must say I'm very excited to meet Betelgeuse! Who’s that?... Betelgeuse happens to mark the shoulder blade of the Orion hunter constellation. In fact just to give you an idea of how big this star is compare Betelgeuse with our own sun, and you get something so humongous you can fit about 160 million Suns inside it!
So if ya happen to be out of ideas this Valentines and want to bring out your hidden passion for astronomy especially this year that happens to be a national celebration share this lovely sight with your sweetie.Hurry on and grab a blanket, some chocolate and maybe a good telescope.
Make sure you look up from 8-9PM towards the southern highest point above the horizon. You really can’t miss it a giant pulsating red shinning star, romantic indeed.
As I promised I will keep y'all on alert, if there are any further happening in our skies you’ll be the first to know, although Id stick around because very soon I will be revealing the ten telescopes best rated by both amateur, professionals, and enthusiasts.

Monday, February 2, 2009


As I have decided , Mondays will be the day of the week in which I only will feed all of you with the most current planetary exploration and findings that have made it to today’s top headlines.

Today it’s all about MARS & Robotic Life in the Martian Arctic.


NASA and Their Phoenix mission has sent a spacecraft to test Mar’s icy surface.


To determine if under such conditions exists a possibility of survival.


It all lies in the whether or not Phoenix will survive for any longer under such extreme cold conditions. Nasa is uncertain of the experiments outcome, the only thing they know is that :
it only depends on how the spacecraft's system can really handle low energy supply and the harsh conditions of something that apparently is categorized to be the worst of winter something I like to call the big bad Martian.

One sample Fact includes the following theory:
The colder the temperatures, the more limited sun light eventually will diminish the energy available to the Phoenix robot in order to complete its operations.

Ultimate Goal?

The big question will be what happens when Phoenix emerges on the other side of winter?
Well because this place is so cold I can surely say the poor robot will eventually freeze and the only strand of hope lies in whether:
This such object can live up to its name and come back to life when spring brings back the sun. What do you think?