Captain, the Klingon's are getting Drowsy.
Mr. Spock, Fire another Futon Torpedo _________________________________________________
Celestron 11" OTA Starbright XLT
CG5-Advanced GT GEM
Orion Starshoot Video Eyepiece II, Orion LCD/DVR
Orion Q70 26mm, 32mm, Stratus 24mm, Explore Scientific 14mm, 11mm, 8.8mm, 6.7mm, 4.7mm, Gary Russell 19mm Superwide Konig
Olivon Filter Wheel w/H-beta, OIII and UHC, Olivon Filter Wheel w/Lt. Blue, Red, Yellow and Green filters.
Moonlite Crayford SCT Focuser w/DC Motor
C10NGT, Z8, 150 Rumak, XLT 150, C6, C5, SW5 Newt, 4.5 Ball, C102GT, C90, ST80, A70LF; 15x70, 25x100; Burgess BV; Paracorr II; T6 2.5, XO 2.58/5.1, Ethos-SX 3.7, Delos 4.5, TV Plossl 7.4-26, BCO 10, Hutech HC 12.5, Sterling 12.5-25, ES100 14, CZJ H 16/25, CZJ O 16, M5k UWA 24, T5 31, Ultrascopic 35, Titan-II 40; Bino Pairs M5k UWA 6.7, Baader Zoom 8-24, M5k SWA 24, TV Plossl 26, RKE 28.7; Zooms NZ 2-4, NZ 3-6, Leica ASPH 8.9-17.8, Baader 8-24; Baader Zoom Barlow, VIP Barlow
Quote:Finally Lassoed the Horsehead!
Quote:For my 10" f/4.8 Dob at a yellow zone site, I found a Sterling Plossl 25mm the best eyepiece for the Horsehead. The filter was a Lumicon H-Beta.
Finally Lassoed the Horsehead!
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Quote:An H-beta is recommended on the California nebula as well as the Horse Head. That's about it. Not sure if I want to put out two hundred bucks for a filter for two objects.
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Quote:An H-beta is recommended on the California nebula as well as the Horse Head. That's about it. Not sure if I want to put out two hundred bucks for a filter for two objects. I must move to your Aspen skies. Black are they?
David W. Knisely . . . . . . "If you aren't having fun in this hobby, you aren't doing it right." Hyde Memorial Observatory http://www.hydeobservatory.info Prairie Astronomy Club http://www.prairieastronomyclub.org
Quote:Mike, I have used the 25mm Sterling and filters on the Helix....there really is something awesome going on with the 25mm Sterling Plossl! We get the BEST views of The Helix with it and a Lumicon O-III !!!
Quote:Looking at Carol's sketch, that was pretty hat I saw, though she may have been exaggerating the amount of contrast between the bright and dark clouds.
Carol Lakomiak, Tomahawk WIWriting Sky at Night magazine's astrosketch page since June 2009Moon Sketch TutorialSun/DSO Sketch TutorialCN GalleryPhoto Gallery
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:And bigger than I expected.
Quote:Our plan was to use the 48mm Brandon, but the background sky was so black (a popular feature of Brandons) that we couldn't make it out. Pop in the 40mm, with its lighter background sky, and for some reason that made the difference.
Quote:We compared the view to the U2000 chart, made sketches of what we saw, and they matched. So we're calling it a success.
But boy, is it faint! And bigger than I expected.
Quote:Let's see, now I wonder what could be the reason? I'll just say that I began leaving my Brandons home whenever I went to the dark site.
Quote:The thing is, when I've compared before, the 48mm B showed fainter stars and better contrast than the 40mm WF.
“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