Quote:....... I'd like to either own a 20-30" dob or a 8+" refractor.....
George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association
Meade 305 ƒ/10.4 LX200 • Royce 250 ƒ/19 Dall Kirkham • AstroTech 250 ƒ/8 RC • AstroTech 250 ƒ/4 "RFT" Newtonian • Meade 80 ƒ/6 ED APO • TEC 140 ƒ/7 APO • Orion 180 ƒ/15 Mak Cass ... Denkmeier II binoviewer - Nikon 8x60 binocular
Astronomical Files from Black Oak Observatory
Quote:Quote:....... I'd like to either own a 20-30" dob or a 8+" refractor..... We think you should get *both*...... and then invite us all over to observe...... Any of these scopes would make for some great observing from either a green or blue zone. However, all of these maps are only ‘a guide’, do not adjust for seasonal differences, mountain shadowing, frequent fog covering the major LP sources (something I’m lucky enough to have at times). Also, the maps cover sky glow, not local glair from neighbors’ lights, road traffic, etc. Looking good on the LP map is only a first step towards finding a great observing site.You really do need to get some observing at your new location under your belt to both evaluate the site and the scopes that work best for you. It appears that you do have a good chance for having a great site.
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