“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
C-11 SCT, XT10i Dob, C-6 SCT, ETX125PE Mak-Cass, TV102, & AT66
"We the People are the rightful master of both congress and the courts - not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the constitution." Abraham Lincoln"
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 19:1
My Blog http://buddybarbee.wordpress.com
Orion XT8 Pentax
It's a long night and tell me what else were you gonna do...
Thomas Watson - Author of Mr. Olcott's Skies. Available in paperback and ebook formats. Weblog: Under Desert Stars
Scopes: CPC8, TV85+Voyager Binos: 40-70mm, GT80mm~45deg
"We live in the sky, not under it." John Tyndall
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."
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Orion XT10g Meade LXD55 AR6 SE6 OTA
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Quote:Almach is hypnotic. In Sept I went up to the Great Lake Star Gaze, a rare dark-sky trip for me. We had 2 nights of amazing, clear, dark skies, and I ended up spending an hour of it staring at this double, which later I thought was kind of dumb...
Quote:Quote:Almach is hypnotic. In Sept I went up to the Great Lake Star Gaze, a rare dark-sky trip for me. We had 2 nights of amazing, clear, dark skies, and I ended up spending an hour of it staring at this double, which later I thought was kind of dumb... Not if it was an enjoyable hour.Pete
DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
François C8 f/10, lunt 102 mm f/7 ED. SkyWatcher 12" f/5. pentax XW 40, 30,10 delos 14, 8, 6, 4.5. Vixen lvw 22 Brandon 12, 8 TV 2x barlow Closer and closer to the ideal eyepiece collection, but never reaching perfection
Astronomy educator/Sidewalk astronomer
Owner of Astronomy Delight franchise
18 inch f4.42 Dob on eq platform w ST120 f/5 finder
12 inch Zhumell Dob
8 inch f/6.9 home made Dob with Seevers optics
William Optics red 10th Anniversary 80mm FD
C8 XLT on Vixen GPDX
26lb eyepiece box
Cernan Space Center astronomer
Member of Northwest Suburban Astronomers
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
"I like to watch"
Quote:Maybe mundane for most here but this last year Rigel was a nice suprise for me.
Quote:I'd agree. Rigel is no "Lovey" Howell!http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/dc/Lovey...Polaris is the tune-up for Rigel. Rigel is the tune-up for Sirius. Sirius is a "rite of passage" for any double star sleuth earning his or her stripes. - Jim
Quote:Your XT8 this winter will surely remedy that. The Pup is ripe for house breaking my friend!- Jim
Quote:In keeping with the Ginger vs. Mary Anne discussion.http://outreach.atnf.csiro.au/education/senior/astrophysi...