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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 decade ago

I got a TELESCOPE for Christmas. . .what do I do with it!?!?!?

I live in San Diego, we have so much light down here, there is no possible way to look at stars cuz of all the night light. . .going to the mountains is out of the question, what should I do with it if I can't use it???

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Their are different light pollution filters you can invest in. Check out the manufacturers web sight to see what they offer. btw, stars are basically featureless, but the moon is close, easy to see, and packed with details, maybe you should start with it and work your way up to planets, nebulae, and the like when the filters come.

    Source(s): telescope owner
  • 1 decade ago

    Light pollution is an explicative isn't it?

    First, try minimizing it from observing from your back yard, ,away from streetlights, and turn off all the lights in your vicinity that you can. The night also tends to be darker around 2am when most people are asleep and have turned off their lights. You may also want to buy some light pollution filters from Lumicon.

    Even if you live in a light polluted area, there will still be things you can see in the telescope. You will probably be able to see the Orion nebula this time of year, and some of the brighter planets will always be visible to you when they are out.

    You will be able to see some of the brighter Messier objects and NGC objects as well. You just need to figure out which ones are bright enough. You will be able to see many star clusters typically, but finding things in light polluted skies is a challenge.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can look at the moon or anything that gets your attention. Contact the local astronomy club in your area and find out how often they get together. You can even put filters on your eye-piece to filter out light pollution. But before you start wasting your time and money, if you already know that you are not interested in astronomy, give the telescope to a kid, you never know, he or she just might get hooked in a good way on astronomy.

  • 3 years ago

    The magnification won't be that lots of a brilliant ingredient in it, extremely what to look for is the aperture length. the bigger the aperture length, the greater photons could be accumulated and subsequently a clearer image. This time of three hundred and sixty 5 days is large for northern hemisphere gazing. Orion is a touch properly-cherished constellation, in case you be attentive to the place to locate it... (seem south at approximately 10-11pm), and seem on the sword in orion, the "action picture star" in the midsection is unquestionably a nebula, you will discover that via a good pair of binoculars so which you will have the skill to work out it fairly. additionally the Pleiades action picture star cluster, very close to to Orion, is often a captivating sight to work out as we communicate of three hundred and sixty 5 days. receive a unfastened application referred to as "Stellarium", this supply you greater advice on the skies the place you reside as quickly as you application your own co-ordinates in.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Save it for when you go camping and if you don't go camping now you have a reason to go.

    depending on who gave it to you ask if any way possible to exchange it for something you may get more use out of.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Drive out to mountains or just spy on neighbors I guess.

  • Jolly1
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Check out the SDSU Nurses college. They're hot!

  • DeeDee
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    OMG so did i .. but i cant see the stars with it and its now sitting on the balcony :(

    what about giving it to someone in need? family friend?

  • 1 decade ago

    depends if they are good friends who u see regularly keep it and use it if not and you won't see them for at least a year then sell it on ebay

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Spy on your neighbors.

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