“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
12" Dob, 4" Mak, 3" APO, PST, bunch of green eyepieces & an understanding wife.
SLAP Observer --- TMB130SS, SV102V(LOMO Lens), SV80ED Deluxe "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke. "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell "The measure of a man’s greatness is not determined by what he accomplishes for himself, but by what he accomplishes for others.” -- Some Bald Guy
Dabble in H-alpha solar, lunar, planetary, deep sky astrophotography and spectroscopy....so much to see and do!
Clear skies, Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Mike Traub(Mr. Congeniality): I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!:Shipfitters mottos; Cut to suit, pound to fit, paint to hide!: If it dosen't fit get a bigger hammer!......Retired and BROKE!!!!!!!!: The Maypole Observatory.
Quote:Not only possible, but with the current massive separation, any well-baffled unobstructed scope under moderately good seeing condition should have no trouble with it at modest (100x or less magnifications). It's all about glare control, not resolution, with the huge current split.Good luck!- Jim
Vixen ED114ss Custom Nikon ED50
Quote:Stellarvue may have a few brand new SV80S units with LOMO optics left. In retrospect, I should have gone that route rather than cheaping out and looking for a "mint" used scope. Live and learn...On the other hand, now that my lady has some mileage on her and a few dings and nicks (don't we all ) I feel that I can use her with impunity and the few hundred dollars I overpaid based on her sad state when she arrived will become naught but a distant memory.It is an utterly marvelous scope. When my DSV-1 mount gets here in a week or two, I'll compare the LOMO to my FS-78 a bit more, matching magnification, exit pupil, etc., to see if my impression holds up after extended use of the two.I'll also get some pictures happening. One thing is for certain. The SV80S has my C5 hanging it's head in shame and looking for a new home. Regards,Jim
Show me an aging Greek and I'll show you the Nick of time.
Quote:David, are you going with one of the new 2.5" R&P units?Regards,Jim
Quote:I've always wanted an MG Iris Blue or Primrose Yellow OTA. Regards,Jim
Quote:Price is $2495 for the LOMO OG, Stellarvue painted to order tube, Starlight 2.5" R&P focuser and custom wooden case. I've now used two different LOMO 80/480s, both in first generation Stellarvue OTAs, and both had incredibly nice optics. ...and the prospect of picking the color, getting a beautiful brass and wood hard case, and getting one of the last new 80/480 LOMO OGs that will ever be produced is pretty tempting.
Any takers out there? I can only experience this scope vicariously through you.
Quote:Any takers out there? I can only experience this scope vicariously through you.
Scopes: 190mm SW Mak-Newt @ f/5.3 & 90mm SV Raptor Triplet @ f/7Cameras: Atik 383L+ mono w/ EFW2 FW with Astrodon filters & Canon XSi 450D (Modded)Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO mount guided with QHY5 KWIQ guiderSoftware: Sequence Generator Pro; PixInsight; Photoshop CS5Best investment: Stone Garden Observatory - Bortle 4 (Green)
"Bacon". It's a perfectly acceptable answer.
Takahashi SKY90 , Vixen SP
Istar 127mm f/8 Achro , HEQ5 on TV Gibralter
C9.25 XLT carbon fiber , HEQ5 .
Quote:-JimOn the other hand, now that my lady has some mileage on her and a few dings and nicks (don't we all ) I feel that I can use her with impunity and the few hundred dollars I overpaid based on her sad state when she arrived will become naught but a distant memory.
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:Happy B-Day, Chris G, by the way.- Jim