Post by pickinduck on Jul 17, 2016 11:46:46 GMT -6
I don't know. I already have my next eye pieces picked out but I have to hold myself back from sending for them because this trial or experiment hasn't even started yet. I am going to try doing most if not all of this in the early morning to avoid people.
I just got back in. I went out a few minutes after 6 am to a location that I selected the other day for aliening my telescope and red dot finder. It's not very far from my kitchen door. In this little valley I'm in it's the place that I can see the most distant object from and that object is a telephone pole. It is so distant that I didn't even know there was a hawk sitting on top of it until I sighted my telescope on it with my 26 mm eyepiece (34.615x) so I centered the hawk in my eyepiece and continued. When I pulled out my tripod while I was sitting up some lady was walking by with a little kid and asked me if it was for the news and I said no. When I was just starting to break things down a truck stopped behind me and the driver asked me what I was looking at. I told him I was just aliening my telescope then he proceeded to tell me about a goat they've been watching up where I was viewing. Remember I was posting about it before and could not decide if it was a sheep or a bear? Those are all of the people that I encountered when I was sighting in my scope this morning. The red dot finder was pretty close to being dead on from the start. I only ended up adjusting it a little. That red dot isn't as stable as I was hoping in its window. I'm guessing the bump in the back of the sight you should use as the rear sight and the red dot on the window as the front sight. I started out with my 26 mm eyepiece then decided to work my way through my other eyepieces. I went to my 9 mm then my 6.3 mm and the viewing got progressively worse. I was thinking WOW I really do need to buy better eyepieces. Then it hit me I forgot to refocus when I changed the eyepieces. That made things much better. When the image was out of focus I could see the things they call floaters on my eye very well. The worst part of taking my telescope out early this morning was getting out of bed. I also noticed that it actually gets light outside before sunrise and you can't see the stars.