|The First Photo of Anything I Ever took of something in the Heavens|
|Jupiter and it's Moons|
Mamie got the telescope for $20 at a garage sale.
I went with Lincoln to an astronomy store downtown a few months back with the intent to buy a camera to use with my telescope. Everything in the store was ridiculously expensive, so I kind of gave up on growing my astronomy habit. As it turns out, my iPhone fills the need for now.
It's amazing to see these things with your own eyes. These things are literally right above our heads, and we don't even know it until we use something that improves out vision. I certainly took the moon for granted until I saw it's detail through a telescope. Even though I have seen pictures, the physiological response of actually seeing something directly with your own eyes is visceral. Its like the difference between looking at a picture of a person and looking at that person.
I'm pretty sure that tonight (this morning) was the first time that I saw the moons of Jupiter. It was certainly the first time that I took a photo of something up there.