I think you're worth a double serving of happiness!Tal-200K (#199) with JMI NGF-Mini2M focuser on GEM3 • Astro-Tech AT80ED • Orion Sirius EQ-G with wireless EQDIRECT • Astro-Tech Voyager • Celestron Regal LX 10x42 • Helios 15x70 ATM projects: 14" f/5 truss Dobson: first light Jul 1, 2011 - currently in 'tweak & widget' mode
Small scope enthusiast. Large scope aficionado
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason and intellect has intended us to forgo their use." - Galileo Galilei Celestron CPC1100 GPS (w/Hyperstar) Celestron CeleStar 8" SCT (w/ Advanced Astro Master DSCs) - SOLD Orion XT6 Dob (my kids' scope, my grab-n-go and my outreach scope) - SOLD
12.5 & 10" Dobs, 5 Small scopes, 2 Classic Scopes (Sears 60mm, Tasco 60mm), 8x40 10x42 10x50 12x50 15x70 Binoculars
Job 9:9 He made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Psalms 147:4 He determines the number of the stars and calls them each by name.
Show me an aging Greek and I'll show you the Nick of time.
Preston Lift your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one, and calls them each by name. Because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Isaiah 40:26 Stellarvue SV115T & SV70ED Vintage: Asahi-Pentax, Celestron, Criterion, Edmund Scientific, Tasco, Unitron My Telescope Gallery
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:Hmm...makes me want to cook up some more material and bring back the Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe. Regards,Jim
Quote:M'kay. I'm baaaaaaaack. - Jim"I have amassed an amazingly large eyepiece collection, and have never once organized it by focal length, apparent field of view or brand. Even Ken Hubal lists me as his emergency contact. I won the 1998 world series of poker…using Messier cards. If we each had a 13mm Ethos, mine would be better than yours. If we traded, mine would still be better than yours. I once auctioned a 10mm Sirius Plossl on Astromart and sold it for $225." - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:Quote:M'kay. I'm baaaaaaaack. - Jim"I have amassed an amazingly large eyepiece collection, and have never once organized it by focal length, apparent field of view or brand. Even Ken Hubal lists me as his emergency contact. I won the 1998 world series of poker…using Messier cards. If we each had a 13mm Ethos, mine would be better than yours. If we traded, mine would still be better than yours. I once auctioned a 10mm Sirius Plossl on Astromart and sold it for $225." - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Milton Wilcox R.I.P
1964 Tinsley 8" Dall Kirkham 1950's Goto #103, 104-Sold, 106-Under construction 1920's E. Vion 45mm refractor 1979 OTI Quantum 6 Zeiss OEM-2 15" Discovery Tak FS-102 on EM-10 Mount Friends with a guy who owns a 9" AP Refractor-WOW
Tom (Pegster)DSH-8 (GSO Dob) - 15x70 Oberwerks
ED80/SVP - WO 66P
Sears Discoverer EQ 60/900 - 8x42 Regals
History is Philosophy teaching by examples. Thucydides
Quote: It has to be made an annual event. One day I will make it.
Celestron Omni XLT 102ED • Celestron CPC‑800 GPS • Zhumell Z10 Dobsonian
"Relax, don't worry! Have a homebrew!" - Charlie Papazian
STF-8300C,OAG and STi
Randy Gravity: It's not just a good idea, its the law!
¡ʎɐqǝ uo pɹɐoqʎǝʞ ɐ ʎnq ı ǝɯıʇ ʇsɐן ǝɥʇ sı sıɥʇ
SkyQuest XT10 Homebuilt Surplus Shed 102mm f8.8 refractor
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Every week I do something new to reduce light pollution. Eyes on the Sky is at 650,000+ views so far; more views = more awareness. Please consider sharing with others.
Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
There's a candy bar in space, but I think that's a strange place. It seems they should have saved it for a little boy's face. My teacher says that it is stars, but I still go with candy bars...Me Age 8 C9.25, Skywatcher 200N, AT6RC, Nexstar 5SE and 102GT, ETX90, C80ED, WO ZS66SD, Orion 15 X 70s, EQ5P, Meade LX-80, Nexguide, Olympus E410, Modified Canon 300D
Quote:David, your current sig line is also pretty good. Ron
Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
"I'd like to remind you at four in the morning my world is very still, The air is fresh under diamond skies, makes me glad to be alive." Randy Bachmann "Blue Collar"
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.” ― Frank Zappa
Quote:I had to chuckle at #35..."If you keep stacks of old Orion catalogs in your bathroom, you are definitely an astro-redneck." Cheers...Eric