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Quote: What would Jesus do?
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
Quote: It’s been said that some would rather view through a 10” with excellent optics than a 12” with OK optics.
Everyone knows that the universe is expanding. This is why we constantly need to buy bigger scopes!
Orion 10x50 binos, 25x100 binos
Coronado Solarmax 40
Orion 102mm ED refractor
B&L Criterion 4000
Orion 120mm f/5 refractor
Celestron Omni XLT 150
AT 152mm f/5.9 refractor
Levenhuk 8" f/4 reflector
Meade 12" Lightbridge
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modded Ultima LX 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL
Quote: Well, since He *created* the heavens, it makes little sense he'd want a telescope to LOOK at it...But assuming He *DID* want a telescope, and considering His simple lifestyle, a 6" Newt on a handy alt-az mounting would probably suffice.
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We mostly come out at night... mostly.
GSO Z8 Degree Circle & Digital Level
Celestron 4"(102mm) SLT 660mm f/6.47
2" 30mm GSO WideView
9mm GSO Plossl
ES 82's : 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 11mm, 18mm
BGO's 5mm, 6mm, 9mm
2" 2X ED Astronomics Barlow & GSO 1.25" 2x Shorty
8-24 Baader Zoom III
Baader M&SG, Semi-Apo
Dobs: Orion XX14i, XT8
Refractors: ES 127ED CF, Orion ED80/ST80
Mounts: CGEM, AT Voyager
"My collimation is stellar!"
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Quote:Jesus might sell me the CPC real cheap
Scopes: 10" dob Antares Optics 1/30 wave secondary/Moonlite CR2, 13.1" home made truss dob Discovery optics, 4" achro (the banger)
Quote:Yep, just as I thought. My thinking is in lala land. lol Thanks for bringing me back to earth.So, all this conniving on my part will be somewhat moot soon anyway. Since I'm looking to move back to the high desert, the stair handling issue will become moot - I'll make it moot by not buying a property with stairs. Think I'll just take on a holding pattern for now.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
XT10 classic with premium optics Tri-knob CR2 focuser
Catseye + Glatter collimation tools
StarBlast 4.5" & 6"
Round Table Platform
Quote:This post is meant to commemorate my 6000th post.
Quote: Be afraid -- be very afraid to get struck my lightening when you least expect it
Quote:Jesus would get the custom 10" Dobstuff.
Quote:So i'm curious... of those who are struck by lightening... how many ARE expecting it?
Quote: If you don't believe me, ask them.
Quote:You may want to rethink all this. A 10 or 12 inch Dob is not going to be easier to carry down stairs. Nor will it cool down faster. Your concern about optics is commendable, but if portability is so important I'd go with something smaller.
Quote:Warning: semi-rookie here. I’ve shelved my idea of a 4” refractor for now, waiting to see what’s new that hits the market this year. In the meantime, my CPC800 just sits - I have no interest in using it, too much hassle hauling it around, carrying that bulk and weight down steps: OTA rig, tripod, powertank, dangling cables, cool-down time. Yuk. Thought it was for me but nada.I’d like to get something with aperture and no computer, relatively lightweight and less angst managing the CPC.It’s been said that some would rather view through a 10” with excellent optics than a 12” with OK optics.My question is, then, how does a Dobstuff with a 10” Destiny mirror compare to something like a Sky-Watcher 12” collapsible or a Lightbridge view-wise? If I’m going to spend a grand, which one is the best choice? Will I still see the detail on the 10” Destiny mirror compared with a 12” on DSOs or will the 12" still offer an edge?Portability is important to me, and simple. That’s why I love my 6” Newt on a Porta II. Any thoughts appreciated.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Visualize carrying a hot water tank down (and up) the stairs, and you will have a pretty good idea of the 12" portability.JimC
8 f7.62 eq. 12 f5 Dob
Barly my 10 yr old faithful Bichon pup.
Quote: WWJD? He'd have a 30-inch StarStructure for sure.
Bill The opinions expressed herein are solely mine as an amateur astronomer hobbyist & consumer. Information herein was correlated from experience, discussions with others, & research from multiple sources freely available at time of posting. All reasonable care & skill was used, but no warranty is made as to accuracy, & liability cannot be accepted for errors/omissions. This is for information only and not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional advice.
Quote:Quote: Be afraid -- be very afraid to get struck my lightening when you least expect it So i'm curious... of those who are struck by lightening... how many ARE expecting it?