Tuesday, February 5, 2008

So I bought myself a telescope

I found a telescope on after-Christmas clearance last week: a 60mm Meade. While it is the first telescope I've ever owned I know enough to say that this isn't a particularly good telescope but find me something with a wider aperture for $20 and I'll buy it. Here's the model that I have:

So, I've got my cheap telescope and I noticed that Jupiter and Venus were coming up for a good position to view (yeah, I can identify the planets in the sky by sight but I've never owned a telescope before; I am a nerd), but every time that I have been able to go out and do this in the past five days since I've purchased the telescope the sky has been overcast. That's just my luck...