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About to become an armchair astronomer

  1. Dec 19, 2005 #1
    Hi all,

    This is probably extremely old news, but I just wanted to let ya'll know about this web-based astronomy site, Slooh.com. The site is a remote viewer of some observatory in the Canary Islands. Anyway, you can tune in generally every night and check out different cosmic objects.

    I have never used the site - I signed up tonite but it was cloudy so viewing was cancelled - so this is hardly a plug. It may be lousy, but thus far I am pretty excited. I live in the city and am not able to check out the stars with any regularity so I am pretty pumped about this opportunity. I hope it lives up to my expectations. We are checking out Uranus tonite. (Insert joke here). -- Wow, that just got worse and worse.

    Anyway, I also saw that Harvard has a free one of these which you can use if you reserve a ticket. Slooh, I think, will be better for me since (I think) it is guided observation.

    Has anybody used this or anything like this before? While I'm sure it doesn't beat the real thing, it does seem like a good compromise, in theory at least. I'll let yall know what I think (if anyone cares). :cool:
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