Telescope Stuff

We’ve all had the urge. The urge to buy a camper, drive and drive till civilization disappears, and finally, under the starlit sky, to use the six foot telescope located in the back of the camper. Check it out.

I'm gonna zoom in on Jupiter. Here, hold my beer.
I’m gonna zoom in on Jupiter. Here, hold my beer.

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That is how Man was meant to gaze at the stars. With a telescope lens in one hand and a beer in the other, in the back of a camper just off I-40 somewhere between Little Rock and Memphis.
Now, if you really want to know a thing or two about telescopes, here’s the some info – Telescopes can be homemade or cost you thousands of dollars. The Hubble Telescope costs about two and a half billion dollars (and you can’t even tow it behind your F-150!).  As cool as Hubble is, scientists are planning to launch a new telescope in 2018 called the James Webb Space Telescope. JWST’s primary mirror is going to be about four times as big as Hubble’s (21 feet). Telescope enthusiasts are excited about that, but I wonder, what’s next in camper-telescoping?

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