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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Want something fun to do today?

How about getting your hands on a powerful, remote control telescope complete with a camera to capture the best the sky has to offer? Too pricey for most of us as individuals. Not to mention most of us live in so much light pollution we'd be hard put to see much.

The good news is, where a membership gives you access to two domes of eye-popping telescopic magic high atop Mt. Teide in the Canary Islands. You can view the 5 to 10 minute missions for hours at a time, taking up to 3 shoots per mission with their built-in camera. The photos are saved to your own folder where you can sort them, make notes, and post the the highlights to your Slooh Gallery. Here's my gallery. If you've always wanted a big, fat telescope, here's your chance. It's one of the best times you can have without leaving your seat.

Soon will open a second observatory in Chile. That will be double the fun.

I took this photo with the telescope.
Notice a white heart in the nebula.

1 comment:

  1. I have been meaning to sign up for this since I first saw it here. Your picture is awesome!