"A telescope is either good or cheap, but not both" - but sometimes you get lucky!
Norme 150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO Yellow Zone "People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Enjoy the sky,
Celestron C8 XLT on CG5 8inch EQ mounted newt Parks 8inch f/6 90mm mak
C8, SV102BV (LOMO lens), 15X70 AP binoculars
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Quote:I will always have an apo for the crisp, sharp, wide-field and high contrast views.
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
16" F/12 R-C with optics figured by Paul Jones mounted on Byers Research Grade Series II mount with Gemini II GOTO housed in 11.5' Sirius Observatory; C11 on G11;a few Ethoi and other longer focal length Televue eyepieces in the 2" format; a 6" F/10 refractor for which I made the achromatic objective.
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Compustar C14 Leo Henzl's Custom C8(VP Sales Celestron) Celestar C8 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt. LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8 Meade 8" F6 Newtonian Dynamax DX6 Criterion RV-6 ETX-90 Astro Meade 2045 4" SCT B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor 1963 60mm 15-60 B&L Spotter Binos 25x100 8X40 20x80 Arcturus Bino-Viewer
LS60THa/B1200 Cerevolo 8" F5 MN Orion 11 SCT Tak EM200, Meade 6" F5 Newt, Starblast 4.5", ETX 90 C6 SCT, Meade 90 mm F9 refractor Meade 10"SN Canon T3, Mallincam Extreme
Quote:I was out tonight viewing Jupiter with my C8 and all I can say is WOW. This was the best view of Jupiter I have had by far since one special night with my 10 inch dob several years ago. The detail tonight was just amazing. At times, it looked like a photo with incredible fine detail across the whole planet.To be honest, I was beginning to think my C8 was a dog because it usually shows about the same planetary detail as my 4 inch APO. I recently figured out that my local seeing is the problem because no matter which direction I look, I'm looking over someone's roof.Well tonight, my C8 proved itself to be an excellent sample and the APO got stomped like a narc at a biker rally.
Meade 826, Celestron 1977 Orange C8, AT66ED, CGEM DX,D300, Baader Mod'ed T3, QHY5l-ii