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Pretty sure Bezos space hop is all part of the plan of how he disappears, or his body double disappears.
I wouldn't go with that for a first telescope for two reasons;Hey guys. I want to get a starter telescope for looking at shit with the kids. I'm thinking it would be cool to get something that finds the shit for you.
Below is the one I am looking at. Anyone with experience with this family? I don't know what to look for and what to avoid but spending $100 for one of the "top sellers" on Amazon seems like a poor choice. It is currently $411 on Amazon.
I wouldn't go with that for a first telescope for two reasons;
1) Realistically with what you can see with something that size it's very easy to find with your eyes or a cheap pair of binoculars. With an azimuth mount it's pretty easy to get the hang of pointing a telescope.
2) A lot of money to drop on something that your kids may have little interest in and only use a few times.
Imo I'd go with something like this;
It's what I have and from all the reading I did it's as good as it gets for a beginner scope until you start stopping serious cash on a larger mirror and quality eye pieces to go with it. I'd also pick up a collimeter for easy aligning and maybe a phone mount to take a few pictures.
You can probably find that for cheaper,I just used the Amazon page to show you it.
Which is why I recommended not spending $500. To start seeing various galaxies and such youre really gonna need to spend ALOT of money and make time to get somewhere pretty dark.Maybe I just don't get it but I don't understand what the draw of telescopes as a hobby is. It's pretty fun to see Saturn's rings or Jupiter's moons, but after that you're pretty much done. Stars through a telescope just look like...stars.
100km to 320km...minor planet sized comet. Pretty cool.
Astronomers Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein discovered a space object recently that has an orbit around the sun and also stretches into the Oort cloud—they have named it 2014 UN271. The researchers made the discovery while studying archival images collected for the Dark Energy Survey over...phys.org
Note that we probably can only detect it because it's on the near side of it's orbit. Like probably 99% of the time it would be too far to be detected. It's not the only large asteroid like object that is like this - it strongly suggests that there are HUNDREDS or THOUSANDS of such objects out there, most too far to see.One trip around the sun has been calculated to take 612,190 years.