Bird watching is for bitches. I want to go Jupiter watching.
This little bastard’s got an 80mm objective lens, a 400mm focal length, a goddamn 90° mirror diagonal, 8x40 finder, tube rings, and TWO, count ‘em, TWO eyepieces. Shit’s legit.
So legit you can see eagles, sure — but you can also see the fucking Eagle Nebula. You can see other galaxies barreling through space. You can see our sister solar systems. Holy shit, you can see Saturn’s rings for God’s sake. The Orion ST80-A is a bonafide badass.
I have no idea why I decided to curse like a grown man here. I just really want to look at the stars like a kid.
Fun Fact: When you look into space, you’re literally looking into the past.
This week ITS is being curated by [GREG BECK]. Greg is an Ohio-born New York-based graphic design do-gooder and amateur space enthusiast. His creative agency Longstride focuses on helping nonprofits and cause-related organizations get the best design possible. When he isn't busy saving the world, one typeface at a time, he is doing fancy NYC things like watching YouTube videos of NASA space launches and eating tacos. He is also on twitter.