My spouse gave me a Meade NGC 60 telescope for Christmas! Since I was a girl, I've wanted a telescope and never bothered to buy one for myself. This new blog is for me to post my observations and generally just ramble about doing amateur astronomy.
This morning, four days after I actually got the telescope, I noticed that I had been misreading things. What I thought was a 94mm eyepiece turns out to be a 9mm eyepiece! Yay me for being blind! I don't know why I kept seeing a 4 where there wasn't one but I did.
So for the past two nights, I've been trying to get acclimated to my telescope by trying to sight in on things in the neighborhood (it's all I've got, I live in Portland, it's been cloudy every night since Tuesday) and was doing this from my balcony (which I know is sub-optimal) with way too much magnification! At least now I know.
I managed to figure that out and spent some time starting at a crow across the street. Since it's cloudy again today, I'll have to do some more observing around the neighborhood. I might even take it up to Mount Tabor and look down on the city.