Retired pilot with interests in grinding/polishing optics and with well made/simple telescopes showing uptdated the wonders in the universe.
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Scopes: 12.5" Dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newt, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Tak FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
Too much astronomy junk, the CFO is getting irritated.
4.5", 6", and 10" Newtonian astrographs.
2 ST80s; ED80; 3 CCD cameras; 5 EQ mounts: all polished, tuned, and modified.
The rule of telescope features: aperture; equatorial tracking; or low cost. Pick any two.
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
LX850 blog: www.LX-850.com
personal website: www.wadsworthobservatory.com
Whenever I have come into large sums of money in my life, I always put half of it aside to spend on fast cars and the pursuit of loose women.
I put aside the other half to spend frivolously.
Quote:I had two LXD55's and they were fine except for the weak tripod legs. They had better polar scopes than the CG5...it even worked on my G11! Just keep the load below 25 lbs and keep those motor/worm gear set screws tight.It was never meant to be an AP900, and represented an affordable GoTo GEM for many users. The LXD75 was an improvement over the initial design.
World Explorer, Satellite Development, and all that...
LX850 & Astronomy blog: http://lx850.tumblr.com
Ok, equipment list…for reference purposes only!
…Missing my RV-6. Why oh why did I sell it?!?!?!?
"My advice is free and worth every penny!"
AP 130EDF-GT & AP Mach1
C14-XLT & AP 900GTO