I never post in this forum because I know nothing of Astronomy, but I find it tremendously interesting. Maybe someone could fill me in: What is that really bright thing over by the moon? I realize that I asked that question incorrectly on so many levels, but I don'y know how else to put it. I assume it is a planet? I have a telescope that I recently bought (because I am addicted to buying cool looking stuff); I dpn't know if it is any good. I know it is pretty low-end. It is a Meade; there is no electronic stuff. . . a 116mm something or other. CAn I see anything with it? I seem to have a lot of trouble with it.. . . maybe its because I live 20 miles north of Boston? Would that light affect me. Sorry if this thread sucks.... I have many questions.