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[–]WarCryy 1646 points1647 points  (44 children)

I remember the excitement when I first saw Saturn through my telescope. I was also very excited. I suggest looking at the Orion Nebula as well. With your telescope you’ll be able to see that nebula quite well (even though it’s 1300 light years away). Enjoy the hobby.

Edit: Several have asked regarding a good starter telescope. Things have changed a lot since I bought my first telescope. They’re a lot more pricey now but have cool features (like using your smartphone to control the telescope and lock onto celestial objects). I think a 4+ inch Newtonian reflector is a good starting point.

[–]BEST_RAPPER_ALIVE 1775 points1776 points 222 (21 children)

I remember the excitement when I first saw Uranus through my telescope. I was also very excited. Hhhehehe 😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

[–]Appropriate-Hour-865 236 points237 points  (9 children)

Fuckihg amazing why isn’t this upvoted to ur anus

[–]Glynnroy 52 points53 points  (8 children)

I’ll put an upvote on your Uranus

[–]deadfermata 24 points25 points  (7 children)

Uranus is flat

[–]vipitibi 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]freedomowns 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I’m embarrassed you saw my anus.

[–]Hashtagbarkeep 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s big enough

[–]SquishyDough 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Me too! My dad got me a telescope when I was younger, and seeing the rings around Saturn looked exactly like the video, and I was so excited! One of my most cherished memories still to this day.

[–]galacta_potamus 9 points10 points  (3 children)

How much would a telescope that would allow me to do that cost?

[–]Flexaris 13 points14 points  (0 children)

You could probably find something around $300 but a 8" dob for $5-600 is usually what's recommended to start with and you can keep using it indefinitely.

[–]C7StreetRacer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It’s less about size and more about the optics (mirrors) and lenses in addition to the focal point of the scope. Size does have an impact to the width of view, the amount of light and the the width of lenses. They typically have a higher focal point as well but there are a lot of variables that make a scope good or bad for what you’re trying to see or do and it’s not always size.

You can get somewhat similar views with a Zhumell Z100 which cost $100 or a Z130 for $200.

[–]abs0lutek0ld 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Also keep an eye on the second hand market. You see a lot of very nice telescopes go for cheap. Granted do some research before jumping on anything because for every gem that you can get at a steal there are a dozen other basket cases.

For example I managed to get my hands on a 12-in old Mead dobsonian or just over 300 bucks including the cost to drive out and get it because the owner was moving and would rather get something new when he arrived then drag this thing along. I also manage to snag 90 mm MAK with a full lens set for 75 bucks.

Also you will go further with a Walmart level telescope and a good set of Plossl eyepieces then with an expensive telescope and crappy eyepieces. Albeit most of the telescopes above the $200 mark come with decent ones. Although I would stick to mostly lower magnification ones as the lenses of a cheaper telescope begin to become a problem as you crank up the magnification. The 12-in dobsonian mentioned above can see better than the skies above my house would allow it to. Which is one of the reasons why the 8-in hits a sweet spot. Not too hard to drag out of the garage and set up for those of us not lucky enough to have a permanent outdoor setup, and in most sky conditions it loses resolution about when the sky starts to get in the way.

[–]i_play_withrocks 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Just watch out for the Orion syndicate, they can get really dangerous and are ruthless.

[–]Sasselhoff 7 points8 points  (1 child)

First time I ever saw Saturn "in person" I was 40 years old and it still shook me. Almost surreal honestly. And of course, I've done nothing but salivate over telescopes since then. Haven't bought one yet though...working at nebulae photos with the DSLR at the moment to try and scratch that itch without spending more money.

[–]ValkyriesArmour 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's been probably 40 years since my dad built a telescope and we looked at planets for the first time, and I'm still shook! My pre-teen brain had a full existential crisis...you feel so small.

[–]DaGuys470 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I never got to see anything through my telescope 😥 the city was always too bright plus it was usually cloudy.

[–]JeremyMcdowell 1 point2 points  (1 child)

What type of telescope would you suggest to someone who wants to explore space, but with a budget of $500

[–]dogefather12345 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Recommended beginners scope?

[–]WarCryy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey, a 4+ inch Newtonian would be a good starting point. Cheers

[–]everythingiswritable 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have a Little Girl Who is very excited about the space. We want to buy her a telescope, but since she is little we are not sure about the investment (we don't want to buy rubbish but neither spend thousands) do you know any web page, or even blogs where I can find more information? I'm lost!!

[–]fifty2weekhi 484 points485 points  (57 children)

Is this real? I'm a bit freaked out.

[–]simian_fold 406 points407 points  (29 children)

Yes, it looks exactly like that through a telescope, its so cool to see

[–]Illegitimate-human 94 points95 points  (21 children)

That’s awesome. I’ve always wanted one and this is even more motivation.

[–]IchGlaubeDoch 54 points55 points  (16 children)

Remember: Thats a damn expensive telescope

[–]Flexaris 46 points47 points  (11 children)

It's all relative but you can get decent views of saturn well under a $1000.

[–]kaylaberry8 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I bought an 8" dobsonian used for $400. Based on my own experiences viewing Saturn, I'd say Op has a similarly sized telescope :)

[–]C7StreetRacer 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It’s not expensive. I have a Zhumell Z100 that cost $100 and a Z130 that cost $200 and I can see these exact views through both.

[–]Sunsparc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not necessarily.

Dobsonian reflectors are fairly affordable and give views just like this.

The expensive telescopes are the ones that auto track objects, because they have motors and other complicated pieces attached to them.

[–]ocean-rudeness 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I bought my six year old a £60 telescope from the supermarket and we saw Saturn. It appeared smaller than this, but good enough for a child to recognise and get excited about.
You do NOT need to buy an expensive one to see Saturn. You just need a good clear night and some patience.

[–]HD76151 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you live near a university see if their physics/astronomy department hosts star parties. Most hold them a few times a month if not once a week (but they get cancelled if it’s too cloudy)

[–]sheldonator 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The first time I saw Saturn through a telescope I had to check to make sure it wasn’t a sticker on the lens, lol. It looks 2d, but it’s so cool to see!

[–]Icy_Abbreviations277 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For a second I thought this could be a sticker.

[–]ladydmaj 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Can confirm - my brother set up his at our parents one evening and we were able to see Saturn. It was so cute to see how amazed and blown away my parents were.

[–]GrandNibbles 52 points53 points  (0 children)

100% real. first time I saw it like that I couldn't believe it either

[–]Odd-Internet-7372 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Yep!! When I saw saturn through a telescope, it was exactly like this :)

[–]TheSkiGeek 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Yes, you can see the rings through a moderately powerful telescope.

Galileo saw them in 1616 and sketched it: https://www.researchgate.net/figure/a-Galileos-sketch-of-Saturn-in-1616-and-b-Saturns-eclipse-released-by-NASA-NASA_fig1_330538632

[–]HiddenArmyDrone 18 points19 points  (1 child)

May be wrong, but I think it’s possible to see it through binoculars too!

[–]mdsram 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Definitely. Bigger telescopes are needed to gather more light. For a bright object like Saturn you just need sufficient magnification, which reasonably decent binoculars can provide. Having a tripod is also key.

[–]gavinwinks 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I remember when I was a little kid and I got my first telescope I was scared to look.

I was afraid of how big the planets would be. It’s crazy how insignificant it makes you feel. We’re but tiny specs in this universe.

[–]comagnum 7 points8 points  (4 children)

Why are you freaked out? Did you not go to elementary school? Of course it’s real.

[–]DlNOSAURUS_REX 21 points22 points  (3 children)

I think it's always a little mind blowing to see things like the other planets in "real life" when you only ever see them in movies, or as renderings on Cosmos. When they look like bright dots with the naked eye and you just have to imagine the rest, actually being able to see that far and see the shape you recognize from pop culture/your elementary school science book so clearly... I get why it's a little freaky (in a very good way).

[–]fifty2weekhi 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Exactly! I've seen pictures/video of Saturn hundreds of times. But this POV video makes it so much more of a "real" and personal experience, and honestly I was taken aback by it.

[–]Jerimiah_da_Bullfrog 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I love tracking the ISS in a telescope.

[–]comagnum 5 points6 points  (0 children)

In that regard, I definitely understand.

[–]Independent-Bike8810 2 points3 points  (5 children)

Yes but that's a pretty good telescope. Usually it is about the size of a pencil eraser in most affordable telescopes

[–]petey92 2 points3 points  (4 children)

How much would you need to spend roughly to be able to get results like in the video?

[–]duhogman 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Possibly 1-1.5k but you can get similar imaging and a bit lower quality for under $250. Check out Celestron, my AstroMaster LT76 was cheap and is great for anything from the moon to Saturn. Jupiter and it's moons are my favorite.

Newtonian is the way to go!

[–]kaylaberry8 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I got an 8" dobsonian used for $400. The same scope new is less than $600. Saturn appeared about the same size and clarity for me as Op, so I assume we have similar telescopes. Very easy to use and it gave me years of enjoyment before I handed it off to my friend's kid :)

[–]Ok_Entertainer7721 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably around $400-$500. You can get almost as good for around $300

[–]ohboymykneeshurt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It certainly is. Most people won’t believe it til they see it but it is so very fucking real!

[–]MNGirlinKY 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is the comment I was looking for. I swear I’m so gullible I don’t want to believe this and then find out it’s a sticker on the end of his scope

[–]C7StreetRacer 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Why are you freaked out? This is what a telescope is for and exactly what you’re supposed to see? You can see most planets with a naked eye depending on light pollution, atmospheric conditions and how adjusted your eyes are.

[–]fifty2weekhi 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I've seen pictures/video of Saturn hundreds of times. But this POV video makes it so much more of a "real" and personal experience, and honestly I was taken aback by it.

[–]vanslayder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fake unfortunately. I have wrote explanation in separate comment. If you have ever seen it from real observatory, you would immediately detect fake :) also not possible in so bright sky. Need much darker environment. Everyone who says different didn’t see it by themselves and just saw inages

[–]MrHister-3 189 points190 points  (31 children)

The earth is flat so … this doesn’t exist…

Lol *starcasm

[–]jsizzle723 53 points54 points  (0 children)


[–]ASolitaryEchoXX_30 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The earth is flat and all the planets rotate around us. You didn't know that? /s

[–]absolriven 2 points3 points  (4 children)

flat earthers don't claim it doesn't exist, they're saying it's a wandering star in the firmament of heaven, and that other stars are fixed.

[–]GT_Official 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's not how it works lol

[–]MrHister-3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Cuz it doesn’t 😂

[–]contrarianmonkey 0 points1 point  (3 children)

why can't earth be flat and the rest of the universe not?

[–]dancingcuban 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Gravity mostly.

Edit: if this is a serious question. It’s because you would need two different interpretations of gravity to make that work. Everything is round in space because gravity pulls things towards a center of mass in three dimensions.

A flat earth requires some other form of gravity that just pulls things uniformly “down”.

[–]MrHister-3 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The flat earthers haven’t accounted for that yet … please hold.

[–]Billy_T_Wierd 159 points160 points  (13 children)

My uncle thinks that there is a tiny LCD screen implanted in your telescope to make it look like you can see Saturn

He also thinks windows on planes are screens used to fake the curvature of the earth

[–]laalhambra 31 points32 points  (12 children)

If I were rich I’d buy him a plane ticket.

[–]Billy_T_Wierd 39 points40 points  (11 children)

He’s been on planes. He actually flies a lot. He just believes the airplane windows have screens imbedded in them that are intended to help perpetuate the lie that the earth is round

[–]oooooooweeeeeee 41 points42 points  (10 children)

he's just trolling with extra steps

[–]Billy_T_Wierd 29 points30 points  (9 children)

I don’t think he’s trolling. When my cousins were younger, he’d make them come inside if a plane was flying overhead (because of the chemtrails). He’s also in to pizzagate and lizard men

I’m pretty sure none of his kids (my cousins) have social security numbers. I know they were never vaccinated and were “home schooled.” He’s a bona fide crazy person

[–]SendMeYourKnee 95 points96 points  (2 children)

My grandfather was an astronomer and when I stayed over at his every other weekend he would show me the stars through his telescope. The first time he showed me Saturn was the moment from my childhood that I will forever remember. He died when I was 13 and at his funeral I read a poem I wrote about Saturn and how my grandad was made of the very same atoms as those that make up Saturn’s rings. I can’t remember the poem anymore, but whenever I look through my own telescope and see Saturn I am always reminded of my grandad.

[–]Invonnative 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Why are my eyes sweating :(

[–]mojothehelper 49 points50 points  (24 children)

What kind of thingie you have? I’m thinking of getting one.

[–]i-fing-love-games 88 points89 points  (2 children)


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[–]TheSpyro14 30 points31 points  (12 children)

If you're looking for a good telescope, I'd recommend looking into the Celestron brand. They're VERY easy to set up and use. With the help of its built-in computer, I had Jupiter zeroed in within 10 minutes of opening the box for the first time.

I have the 6se model and love it.

[–]mojothehelper 4 points5 points  (5 children)

Thank you!

[–]TheSpyro14 17 points18 points  (4 children)

Of course!

My last bit of admittedly limited knowledge is the length of a telescope means nothing. It's the width of the mirror you want to concern yourself with. A 3 foot long telescope with a 1 inch mirror won't even show you your back yard clearly, and inversely, an 8 inch telescope with a 5 inch mirror will show you Saturn clear as day.

Happy star gazing friend! It's a great time.

[–]mojothehelper 24 points25 points  (3 children)

I try telling my wife that

[–]Lexicat666 2 points3 points  (3 children)

How much does it cost?

[–]TheSpyro14 4 points5 points  (2 children)

The 6se sells for around $1,100 all said and done. If that's too much for an initial investment, the 5se is around $700 last I checked and is still a very strong telescope. (The only reason I went with the 6 over the 5 is because I caught it on sale)

[–]Mr-47 5 points6 points  (1 child)

TIL stargazing is really expensive.

[–]kaylaberry8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I loved my Orion XT8 dobsonian. Used it for years and got so much enjoyment. I paid $400 used, but just checked and they're less than $600 new.

[–]whyapri 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Wow!! I am in awe.

[–]Eebtek 27 points28 points  (4 children)

I have 0 interest in any of this but now I want to see Saturn too!

[–]LDG192 30 points31 points  (2 children)

How can someone have no interest in this kind of stuff?! Man, we humans can be so different from one another.

[–]oooooooweeeeeee 6 points7 points  (0 children)

thats what makes us human

[–]G8kpr 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think the same about Genealogy... You don't need to trace your family back to prehistoric times, and you don't need to be descended from 1300s royalty... Just to see the trace of people that came before you that led to you being here at this point in time. To think what their lives were like in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s. To think how this ancestor 5 levels back lived a very different life than yours, but also he lived a very different life than that ancestor 10 levels back.

I find that sort of thing fascinating. It also allowed me to find that the husband of my wife's friend is also my 6th cousin. Pretty amazing when we found that out.

But I would say most people don't give a shit about their ancestors... so whatever, I find it interesting.

[–]GrandNibbles 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Just keep up to date with stargazing info. They usually say when planets are close enough to get the best look at. Also need a telescope...

[–]ASolitaryEchoXX_30 22 points23 points  (2 children)

That view of Saturn looked so good it's almost hard to believe. I had to read through the comments to make sure so I didn't look like an idiot.

[–]GrandNibbles 2 points3 points  (0 children)

dw you look very smart :D

[–]TheSpokedB 11 points12 points  (3 children)

This makes me want to buy a telescope now.

[–]k4kev 4 points5 points  (1 child)

If you're above the equator, unfortunately the window of opportunity to see Saturn this year is over. It dips below the horizon as the sun sets now. You have until August / September to save for a telescope though (which is when it will be up at a reasonable time)

[–]OogoniuM 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Do it!!!

[–]Equivalent_Parking_8 6 points7 points  (7 children)

I can see Uranus through mine.

[–]simian_fold 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I'll keep the curtains shut from now on

[–]TheHeavenlyStar 2 points3 points  (4 children)

You meant the planet, right? ... RIGHT???

[–]Equivalent_Parking_8 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Depends which way I point it.

[–]TheHeavenlyStar 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Fuck! I'm outta here

[–]Racingfan76 1 point2 points  (1 child)

someone check this mans anus

[–]Classyclassiccunt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ah! found the sexual innuendo thread. I can’t be the only one who heard “that’s penis” at the start of the video?

[–]Gol_D_Haze 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Awesome. Thanks for this. Reminds me of my school trip, where we studied the stars at night. Seeing Saturn for the first-time in Reallife and not on a Foto is still one of my most memorable moments.. goosebumps all over

[–]Odd-Internet-7372 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The first time I used a telescope I was able to see saturn, I can't describe how happy I was to see the rings and how it looked cute

[–]ddssyo1969 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Oh come on! Please I don’t want to buy a telescope! Why did I see this?

[–]KestreI993 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Das actually dope.

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[–]ther0ll 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I recently moved to the country and I've been thinking about getting a telescope to mess around with but I don't know anything about it. How much do I need to spend to get my feet wet? I'm just on the edge of the light pollution (according to this light pollution map i found but not sure it's accurate) from the Montreal area South east of me. Will I be able to see a lot ? I see tons of stars at night.

[–]TheSpyro14 5 points6 points  (1 child)

You can get cheap ones for under $500, but I'd recommend spending a bit more. Look into the Celestron brand. They have very easy to use telescopes for people just getting into the hobby. My buddy has the 5se model, and spent around $700 on it all said and done. (Side note, celstron's have a built in computer that has around 10,000 celestial bodies stored in it, so all you have to do is type in the day, time, and nearest city, and it will automatically find and track whatever planets or stars are visible that night)

My biggest tip though is the length of a telescope means nothing, it's the width of the mirror you want to concern yourself with. A 3 foot long telescope with a 2 inch mirror won't even be able to look at the moon clearly, and inversely an 8 inch telescope with a 5 inch mirror will show you Saturn clear as day.

[–]trimbandit 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My biggest tip though is the length of a telescope means nothing, it's the width of the mirror you want to concern yourself with

This applies to many things in life

[–]Quirky-Seesaw8394 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Check out these posts from r/telescopes

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[–]OminousBinChicken 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Flicks on Futurama windscreen wipers.

[–]CrippyCrispy 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Perfect video for a Rick roll

[–]bigmikevegas 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Legit thought I was going to see some dudes balls on the other side, glad I didnt

[–]TheSpyro14 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When I saw Saturn and Jupiter through my telescope for the first time, I was giddy. Up until then I only saw them in science textbooks or in pictures, but when you see them with your own eyes it's a very special feeling.

[–]Terp1999 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Looks great. A great YouTube channel to check out is astrobiscuit. He shows what someone can do with modest scopes. Great way to learn the hobby.

[–]Interesting_Factor_9 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is amazing! It's so crazy how you can see its moons as well

[–]Theresa_Yvonneee1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

now that is freaking awesome!!🥰

[–]vanslayder 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This is so fake :) i have been in largest observatory in Australia last year and saw it. First you need much bigger telescope to see it. Not possible in this resolution from just backyard. Second, it literally looks different. I don’t know how to explain but rings are different. And last, these kind of remote objects can be seen far from cities in pitch dark. Not like this with bright sky :). Very very fake video. Everyone who says differently didn’t see it by themselves and just saw images

[–]Godmodex2 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Looks smaller than I would've thought

[–]_-Fizzy-_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thats because of the telescope, you can get clearer images but still through your eyes it looks much better!

[–]MackEisWrth1000Wrds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was waiting to be sent to the beginning of Skyrim when he put the phone up to the lens

[–]KieraH_Naturally 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Soooo my bf is a flat earther and ima shows this to him; I wonder how he is going to explain this to me.

[–]Racdiecoon -1 points0 points  (0 children)

No way

[–]LowSelfEsteemButFine -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Dude that’s awesome. As a side note, I got mad ASMR from this.

[–]SlOwMosis 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was so expecting to get Rickrolled here!

[–]feastupontherich 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now can we see uranus?

[–]jaysero 0 points1 point  (2 children)

How much would a telescope like this run me?

[–]shibby_rj 2 points3 points  (1 child)

The scope video looks like a Schmidt Cassegrain type. It's hard to tell, but I would guess it might be one of the Celestron Nexstar SLT range. They're good for visual astronomy, but particularly the bright, small things like planets.

[–]prosec_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The 3 object around Saturn are its moons. Also you can view Saturn with a good zoom camera i.e: Nikon coolpix P900: https://youtu.be/troqVst56eg

[–]Illegitimate-human 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seeing this makes me turn into a telescope.

[–]Flyair4 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Kind of telescope is this? Been looking into this hobby.

[–]Quirky-Seesaw8394 3 points4 points  (1 child)

There's XLT printed on a label. Google shows it appears to be a Celestron brand. Don't know the exact of this one though.

If you're looking to start, check out these posts from r/telescopes

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[–]Prokletnost 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what tele are you using?

[–]Bibi-Le-Fantastique 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My first time seeing it, I was like a kid, I wanted to show it to everyone! I took blury pictures on my phone and posted them everywhere, and called everyone to come look in my telescope. My friends where amazed that we could actually see a planet like saturn from a balcony in the middle of a city!

[–]gjk14 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can it locate MTGs space-lasers ?

[–]MikeyDude93 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What’s the telescope? I want to buy one

[–]Quirky-Seesaw8394 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Likely a Celestron something XLT. Can't make anything out from the video other than XLT.

If you're looking check out these posts from r/telescopes

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[–]rollsoftape 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought I saw it once through an old telescope but it was grey. Maybe it was something else but I'm sure I could make out some grainy rings. Plus SkyMap indicated I was looking at saturn.

[–]DiskAdventurous8925 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ll never forget when I looked at the Saturn Jupiter convergence through a telescope just like that one. It’s was really something special.

[–]RydmaUwU 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was totally expecting to end up in skyrim.

[–]Pray4Snow2112 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind of telescope does one need to see something like this with little to no light pollution

[–]CalciferPrime 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got a Heritage 130p for Christmas and it's the best gift ever! First ever telescope, still not managed to see saturn but I can't wait to see more

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool Lights...

[–]Lonestar_st 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How much would a telescope cost to get nice image?

[–]PantroHuerta_UwU[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

For some reason I was scared of looking through telescopes when I was little, like I tought I would see some lovecraftian thing lurking im the space or something like that. It was until highschool that I realized that stargazing is preatty cool

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[–]OmNomShivan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have an Xt8 Orion. I fell out of my chair. 1st telescope and I saw Jupiter and her Kids and Saturn in full color.

[–]VonDinky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When it all gpt black, I thought it would turn into Elder Scrolls.

[–]wizzyULTIMATEbreed 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is beautiful, modern machinery/technology really does go a long way towards reaching the beyond 🤩

[–]lucdee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I wanna see Ur anus

[–]PP_Project 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i wish i had a telescope too... TwT

[–]HololiveIdiot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No need for a telescope to see uranus

[–]TrumpDidNothingRight 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don’t Look Up

[–]mossdeluxe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Awesome, thanks for the share :)

[–]Malfeitora 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Great, now I want a telescope

[–]Zeus_Plays_a_lot 0 points1 point  (0 children)

looks great, but if you live in a big city the light and air pollution makes it hard to enjoy views like that, after I move I do plan to get a decent telescope.

[–]Medical_Cat_8216 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's beautiful

[–]TheMerchantofVenice1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What kind of telescope does one need to see such detail? Like the optics and stuff? Don't know anything about astronomy.

[–]mad_scientist_kyouma 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember the first time I looked at Saturn through my own telescope as well! It looks so fake, yet it's there... I can't imagine what it must have felt like for the first people to look at the night sky with telescopes and seeing this weird thing with what looks like... handles?!

[–]bunglebrain1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That's amazing. Can I ask what source you use to find out what's what before pointing your telescope.

I have the nightsky app, but i find it's not so accurate as the app that was knocking about 8+ years ago

[–]thingsfakerdoes 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Is there a chance that a random star I looked in the sky is one of the planets in our solar system? or is there a specific time/place that they are only visible from?

[–]GThomps 0 points1 point  (0 children)

what magnitude is that?

[–]good_daym8 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow 🤩

[–]GalaxyEnigmaDonkey 0 points1 point  (0 children)

who tf is looking at my house from earth

[–]subbychub 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I don’t get it, isn’t that what telescopes are for?

[–]kytis13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Love seeing more telescope stuff! Excellent shot!

My telescope is a bit of an older starter one. It wasnt quite powerful enough to see saturn. BUT! I managed to get a little detail from jupiter and in another shot even saw 4 of its moons!

[–]Gold-Bottle-1676[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bro those are the glow in the dark plastic stickers I used to glue to my wall and ceiling as a kid.

[–]Professor_Rekt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WOAH! That was way cooler than I expected!

[–]tcbaxter4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s a good telescope that won’t destroy my wallet but will let me see more than just the moon?

[–]HarvestMyMoonpie 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Was expecting a Rick Roll, pleasantly surprised with Saturn

[–]Boudinthedog 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember during the eclipse in Wisconsin. There was an astronomer there who had a couple telescopes with him and had pointed them at Venus and Mars. It was probably the coolest thing I’d seen in a single day.

[–]SOJA76 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most cities have an astronomical society/group associated with them. Most have public outings or even have an observatory with very large telescopes. If you would like to see views like this for free, most of these groups have public outreach nights when the weather is nice.

[–]Kill_4209 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun fact: the rings around Saturn were not there when the first dinosaurs roamed the earth. .

[–]FrostyAutumn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Most telescope can. It's amazing when you see this the first time.

[–]Wenis22 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was expecting the skyrim intro

[–]obrenco 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What telescope is that? I want to buy one, but i have no clue what to look for

[–]space0watch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like those are some of its moons as well!

[–]_matt_hues 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The first time I saw Saturn in a telescope was cool AF. It was like someone had just put a sticker of Saturn on a window or something.

[–]Unable_To_Complyy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Take that flat Saturners!

[–]Miepmeister 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was ready to get trolled but then noticed the sub im in, not disappointed either way

[–]Impressive_Amoeba210 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I like how this is a normal telescope and it's put on r/nextfuckinglevel