Bought my son's first telescope last week, a 6" SkyWatcher Dob from Bintel. Was really happy with the fast delivery and complimentary copy of Astronomy Australia 2011.
I got the scope set up quickly but the weather prevented me from testing it out for a couple of nights. When the weather cleared I joyfully spent about an hour looking at various stars with both the 25mm and 10mm EP that came with the scope. It was great, I got to see Jupiter and 3 of its moons.
Now to the point of the post.....
1 hour of bending over and looking through the EP and my back hated me, not just mild irritation but throbbing "I want to hurt you" pain. Am I missing something simple here?
- start short whinge -
TNT were irritating in their completely unhelpful and unflexible delivery policies, resulting in the telescope sitting in some guys delivery van, in the same city I live in, over the weekend rather than at my house being set up.
- end short whinge -
aHHH.... THAT FEELS BETTER