Tele Vue Pronto, Teeter STS27 w/10" Royce conical mirror. EPs: Pentax, Russell Optics, WO, TV
NexStar 8SE; Stellarvue SVR90T; Celestron 102GT; Orion ST80 Orion 9x63, Oberwerk 15x70 binos And there they still stood, obscurely commemorating man's triumph over time and matter and the triumph of time and matter over man. -- Aldous Huxley, on the Mayan stelae at the Quirigua ruins
Quote:We picked a place on Googlemaps that looked like a view-point parking area, high on a ridge between Lenox and Richmond MA.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote: I still have plenty of tools to make really far-away things look closer.
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
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Quote:Quote: I still have plenty of tools to make really far-away things look closer. Nice story. What 'tools' do you still have and use?
--MichaelDark site scope: Meade 8" f/6 DobWeeknight scopes: C9.25/iEQ45M, C102/LXD-75(I am looking for a 1980s Edmund Scientific 3" f/10 red-tube reflector, PM me if you have or know of one!)
Quote:...Seems to me like this turnoff would have pretty severe skyglow, less than 3 miles from Lenox, and with plenty of light from Stockbridge, Pittsfield, and Albany as well. But I suppose it would seem like heaven compared to the immediate Albany suburbs. Which, in turn, are far better than my city home in Cambridge, MA. Goes to show how huge the range between cities and dark skies really is.
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Scopes: 10" dob, 13" dob, 4" refractor
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