East/Central Illinois Orion XT10 AstroTech 72ED AstroTech 102ED Celestron XLT120
Quote:Quote:I was a police officer for 37 years, retired as a patrol commander. I was sort of like the Arthur Dietrich of the department. Always was interested in astronomy. In high school I was the vice-president of the astronomy club - and there were only two of us. Now I have a part time job working security for two professional sports venues, and it's a gas. Dietrich was my favorite character on that show! Are you former CPD (or one of the 'burbs')?Dan I was with Tinley Park for 33 years.
Quote:I was a police officer for 37 years, retired as a patrol commander. I was sort of like the Arthur Dietrich of the department. Always was interested in astronomy. In high school I was the vice-president of the astronomy club - and there were only two of us. Now I have a part time job working security for two professional sports venues, and it's a gas.
ES AR 102 w/ Twilight 1 Zhummel 8" dob Celestron 127 NexStar Mak/Cas go-to Celestron Edge HD 925 on CGEM Oberwerk 12x60 Binos Canon EOS T3i
Quote: I was with Tinley Park for 33 years.
The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage. - Mark Russell
16" Teeter Custom f/4.5 #112; 8" Celestar SCT f/10; 4.25" Edmund DSC f/10 Newtonian; Bushnell 10x50's; Barska 25x100's; Denkmeier Power Switch diagonal; H-Beta 1.25" & O-III filters 1.25" and 2". ES 82* 30mm, 14mm; ES 100* 9mm; UWAN 82* 7mm
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Chaz & Beth
Our humble little 127 SLT
Two large and curious cats
Celestron 8" EdgeHD OTA AVX Mount 9mm, 18mm, 25mm X-Cell LX 10mm, 14mm Delos 30mm ES82
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:I am a retired professor, researcher, business consultant and government executive. All have been very interesing and challenging. My main identification is as a social scientist, interested in psychological phenomena on the world scene. I’m currently enmeshed in writing a book on that subject. A second major interest has been the livability of cities. I’ve been interested in observational astronomy since the age of ten. I joined the Junior Astronomy Club at the Hayden Planetarium in Manhattan at age 12.Bill
MICHAEL Meade 10" LX200 Classic Celestron NexStar 5 Edmund Scientific Astroscan 4" RFT (1978!) Canon EOS 450D Rebel XSI Burgess binoviewer, 1rpd 30mm 80DFOV, etc Apple iPad 64GB 3G + SkySafari Pro + SkyFi and Eleven CATS (that is, the FURRY kind....) "The meek shall inherit the Earth. The rest of us are going to the stars!"
“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
20 inch f8 Chief Ed Jones designed and a 17 f9 Zanbuto Wide Band Chief Mike Jones designed .Both unobstructed telescopes .
George RoffeKingwood, TX
Celestron NexStar 102 f/9.8--Celestron 80mmED f/7.5--AT72ED f/6--Vixen A 70 lf f/12.9 (Soooo Pretty..) c. 60s Tasco 15te (My $20 Vintage Scope) Vixen Polaris Mount, Vixen Porta II
Quote:Currently a middle school drama teacher...
Quote:I've always enjoyed science and nature and delving into the mysteries of the universe. Loved reading popular science books by Isaac Asimov.
"Scientists aren't perfect, just peer reviewed.""Eye of Sauron Observatory", featuring "Sauron's Other Eye", 16" dob, conical Royce mirror.
Apertura ad8 w/ tweakers package (haven't messed wit this one yet!) Orion ed100 with custom gso focuser Barska magnus 65ed apo triplet heavily redone Celestron granite 10x50 Skyprodigy Vixen porta II Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 18mm, and 30mm.
AD10, NoName8, DS-16 with Spooner primary.
ES, Sterling, Parks, Baader, TV, GSO EP's and a lone Nagler.
Nikon, Celestron binos
Orion AstroView 6, Olympus binos, and lots of books