As being working in a big consumer electronics factory, early this year I had the opportunity to do a job trip to visit

CES 2012 (Consumer Electronics Show), a very big fair in Las Vegas, USA.

There was a delegation of 8 people, me and also our Boss.

One dream of mine for a long time was to have a small telescope to do some sky watch and

look for the moon and maybe one or another planet....


We arrived 1 day before the beginning of the fair so there was time enough to do some shopping and to walk around.


Then I came to the Fry's Electronics store and I saw, from the front door, the telescope section of the store.

Other colleagues were there already, and they did not knew how to find me (it is a big store).

My Boss found me staring at the telescopes and told me that he knew that, if I was on the store, surely I would be there.

(He knew I wanted to buy a telescope)

I was thinking about buying a small one, then he (my Boss) gave me the suggestion that the price I would pay for

a better one would be much less than buying one at home in Brazil, so I decided to buy a better one:

A Celestron Nexstar 130 SLT.

It was at discount price for something around USD400

Celestron NexStar 130 SLT assembled on my home laboratory.


Now it is time to learn astroimaging.


PLS check my other astro pictures at CelestronImages website


How to attach Sony Nex-F3 to the 2" port of NexStar 130 SLT


How to solve Nexstar 130 SLT Azimuth tilt problem