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Third Sunday Meeting

  • 04/16/2017
  • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Cafeteria Annex, Goins Administration Building, Pellissippi State Community College

 Following up on Shawn Grant’s presentation on “The Joys of Backyard Stargazing”, RET member Lee Erickson will give a talk on “Now Maybe You Want To Buy  A Telescope?” Don't rush to buy a scope. Look through scopes of others first. Buy magazines, buy binoculars 10x50 (or 10x80 binoculars) and a tripod, then buy a 10" Dobsonian, then buy a Canon or Nikon DSLR (Full frame is best) and fast lenses from wide angle to telephoto, then buy a 5 inch (or more) apocromatic refactor on a VIXEN mount, then buy property in a dark location in Arizona with an observatory or build one.  Budget to travel to the southern hemisphere to see the southern milky way and to see more solar eclipses and to both poles to see the aurora.

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