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Orion has made the difficult decision to close our warehouse facility in the Netherlands. With the continuing supply chain/logistics challenges and slowness in the economy we have found that it is not economically feasible to maintain operations in the UK and Europe.

We have therefore stopped taking orders on this website. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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Making Time For Saturn
Making Time For Saturn

It all started with a pair of binoculars, I was camping in Camp Davis, Bullhead City, AZ. I was bored, it was night, and so so I turn my binoculars towards the heavens. And, behold I see thousands of stars, where I had seen only a few. After that nights on end I would turn my binoculars toward the sky. Eventually I bought star charts books, which grabbed my interest even more. So I bought my first telescope, ( a DEPARTMENT STORE model ). I set up in front of the motel room I was staying at. I check out some stars, not really knowing what I was looking for. So I'm scanning the skies, and I find an object, but having trouble focusing on it. When I do achieve focus, low and behold it's Saturn, rings and all. I'm transfixed,( started observing it around 9-10pm,next thing I know it's 5am. I have been Stargazing ever since.

I always share my hobby with others, my step sister's son has an interest in astronomy and science because I shared this with him. I try my best to get others interested, seems some people think they are to busy. What a shame.

photo submission from Joe G.
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Date Taken: 08/10/2011
Author: Joe G.
Category: Show & TELescope Contest (2011)

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