Power Astronomy

Have you ever wanted to soar high in the sky? How about feeling so light and airy that you can reach the clouds? Or how about dreaming of being able to actually reach not just the clouds but even the space beyond and play with the stars and visit the moon and the sun?

These may be some of the things that you have been dreaming about since you were a kid. Ask your parents and they will probably tell you that they have been hearing you say that you wanted to be an astronaut when you grew up because you wanted to see how a rocket worked and you want to ride inside one. And because of this huge dream to visit space, it is surely not surprising that you have a lot of photographs of you as a child wearing an astronaut costume. Oh sure, you certainly had wanted to be one really bad that it seemed like every Halloween, that was what you wanted to be.

Now that you have grown up and you are not a child anymore, you still have that fascination for rockets and for space and for astronauts. This is the very reason why you surely have a really good collection of anything related to this. Not that you are a geek but you really just find the whole thing really amazing. Let us just say that your collection has been like a museum for your nieces and nephews. You believe that you still want to add something unique to this collection.

One of the best things that you can add to your collection is a special gadget that is going to be really fascinating for you. Call it the Awesome H2O-Power Sky Rocket and you really will not have to wonder why it is called such because the first thing that you will say when you try this one out is "Awesome!". After all, this is one of those rockets that you can work with without having to use up any kind of chemicals or add any new substances. And this is also one of those that you do not need batteries or electricity to make it fly. This one flies to the sky by just using water. Yes. Just your ordinary water.

From the ground, you can make this fly up to a hundred feet high. And this would also mean hours of outdoor fun not just for you but for your friends and family as well.

Paula James is a 25-year-old online marketing executive at Gadget Epoint. The love for gadgets runs through her veins having grown up with a father who is into gadgets himself.

barska astronomy telescope.(anything is helpful)?

I recently bought a 600 maginification Barska astronomy telescope. I have no problem seeing stuff in the day. But when it comes to night it's different. I tried using the finderscope but doesn't help to much with stars. So if you could help me with that.

Also which lenses do I use with what distances?

I have a 4x, then 12x, then 20, that go with my erecting eyepiece.

Here is my telescope.
Anything will be helpful.

Only bout it for 72 dollars

I am so sorry to inform you that this is one of the very worst excuses for a telescope that have ever been made. There is not much of any advice that can help with this. Buying an astronomical telescope takes a lot of research and can't be done on a whimsical impulse.

There are several different kinds of telescopes and all of them have some excellent features. Refractors and Reflectors, plus Schmidt-Cassegrain, APO refractors, Mac-Cass, and many more. There are also several mounts to chose from and the mounts are just as important, if not even more important, than the scope is. All of the different scopes and mounts have some features that some people like and do not like. No two eyeballs are the same and the perfect scope for one person might be completly wrong for another person.

There is no one scope that is "better" than another ---except for the junk scopes out there which are all just a waste of money. Never, ever buy from Walmart, Costco, Target, or any other discount store like that. Junk scopes are flooded into the market from those stores. You will be buying nothing but bad optics and plastic.

If you are new at this, then stay away from anything used from any site. If you don't know what you are buying and who you are buying from you will most likely be getting someone else's headache---with no warranty either. Buyer beware you know. Some great deals on used equipment, by people who know how to use and take care of scopes, are out there but if you don't know what you are doing, you might be spending a lot of money on junk.
I recomend:


Orion is the very best for value and for customer service too. I have 2 of their scopes and I will only buy from them from now on. My first scope was a manual controlled scope and I am very glad that it was because it forced me to learn where things are in the night skies. Go-To type scopes can be frustrating to use. If you do not have them aligned exactly perfect, they do not find the targets. If you are a beginner, you will be frustrated unless you spring for a GPS Go-To. An object locator is just that---it will locate objects for you (must be aligned first) but an object locator is not a tracking motor. It will not keep the scope on the target.

The Orion site has some excellent diagrams and explanations of all types of scopes and mounts.

Things to consider are size--can the user lift and transport the scope to the viewing site easily? Does it fit in your car? If not, then it will gather dust in a closet. I recomend a carrying case too so it is protected in storage and transport. Can the viewer reach all the knobs and buttons? I have a long tube large manual refractor and it is very dificult for me to reach the knobs when I am pointed to Zenith. I am not a tall person.

Take your time in making your decision.

+++ I would like to suggest that you join a local astronomy club or astronomical society BEFORE you spend your money on a scope. There are many different kinds of scopes and what is perfect for one person is not perfect for another. Everyone has their own set of eyeballs and no two are the same. If you join a club, you can attend a few of their star parties and try out members scopes to see what works best for YOU, before you buy a scope. The members can also help you when you get your scope and show you how to get the most out of your new scope as well as to help teach you where the treasures in the sky are located. Most clubs have loaner scopes and extensive libraries that you can gather more information from too. Most clubs will have monthly membership meetings with informative presentations given by members and by guest speakers. You can really learn a lot from these clubs and an added plus is all the great new freinds you make there too.

Some people will suggest that you purchase binnoculars. Not a bad idea but dont buy anything less than 10x50 and you must have a tripod too or you will not be happy with your astronomical views because they will be too shakey from your movements. Personally, I prefer a scope to binos because if binoculars are not aligned properly at the factory, then you get double images and distortions that cant be fixed. Most of the cheaper binoculars are not properly aligned. That is not as important for terrestial viewing but it is a killer for astronomical viewing. Binos can also be bumped out of alignment and become useless for astronomy.

When you buy go Orion and you wont be disappointed. Don't try to learn everything all at once or you will be overwhelmed and discouraged. Patience is the key to Astronomy.

You will need a good star chart program too.
This is great freeware that you can download. Tell it where you are and it will tell you what you see. Ask it where something is and it will show you.

I wish you all the best! Enjoy!

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