Astrophoto: Intes Micro ALTER-M606 (6" f/6 MCT), Astrotech AT6RC (6" f/9 RC), 2x Tair-3 lenses (300mm f/4.5)
Visual: Celestron 8 SCT ('77 Orange Tube, 8" f/10), Selsi #247 Refractor (aka Towa #339, 80mm f/15), Tasco 11TE-5 Newtonian (4.5" f/7.9), Galileoscope (50mm f/10)
Mounts: Celestron CI-700, iOptron ZEQ25GT, Celestron CG5-ASGT, plus a couple old EQ2s My Astrophotography Site: http://ap.x-wing.ca/
"My GOD, It's Full of Stars!" For the Obser: Atlas EQ-G w/moded SN8,JMI moto-focus, flocked tube,custom mirror cell.ED80 w/ACCUFocus,SSAG,DSI,EZ Guider. Modded Canon T1i,Pentax K-5II. For the field:14" Orion 14xxi,Flocked Tubes,Custom Paint,6 Fan Cooling,LED ground board lighting. Celestron CG5GT for film/digital photos w/EZ Guider, Atlas EQ-G w/an ES102ED/AT72 Piggy backed,EZ Guider. Various 1.25 & 2" Eyepieces.
Quote:Everything available as the night unfolds
Orion 8" f3.9 Newtonian, Atlas EQ-G Cooled Canon 1100Da SSAG on 50mm Finder pocketrubbish.com
Quote: What would *you* image in my place?
Terry Danks Photography: Birds, Scenery, a little astrophotography too. http://danks.netfirms.com/home.htm Equipment List: Too embarrassed to list it all. Roll-off-roof Observatory Constructed Fall, 2013
ToxMan "Violence is not the answer. Poison is the answer."
32.2N 110.9W (Elev 2582 ft)
Celestron C11 Carbon Fiber (Veneno)
CI-700 EQ Mount Big Barlow 2x, Powermate 2.5x, Uranoport 1.5x, ES 3x barlows
DMK31, DMK21, Nautilus filter wheel, Orion filter set
FeatherTouch Focuser, MicroTouch Focus Controller
Starizona Cool Edge
Celestron C-8 SCT
Gary Honis modified Canon 450D (Baeder Mod)
MonoMods monochrome Canon 450D (Debayered, Baader filter, LPF1 removed)
ONAG On-Axis Guider
Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider
Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L II USM
Olympus Zuiko 50mm f/1.8
Quote:If us 'CCD-folks' are invited (I'll pretend to be normal, I promise ), I would consider an outing on the weekend - Oct. 5-6. I can't commit to anything at the moment as my mom will be visiting me during that time frame. I'll check back in this thread once i know more.
Quote:It will be about 3600km (2250miles) the way we are going. Stopped at Mount Rainier (camping), Mount Saint Hellens (mid-day visit), Salem Oregon (where I slept last night) and plan to stop at Lassen Volcanic National Monument (camping), Yosemite (camping, 3 nights), Sequoia National Park (camping), Dead Valley (camping, 3 nights), Josua Tree (camping), and Palm Desert.
-Jarrod- Ahwahnee Hills Observatory 10" AT10rccf OTA Mounted on a Hypertuned Losmandy G11 Camera: Canon T4i http://www.astrobin.com/users/powerstroke01/
Quote:When will you be in yosemite? Yosemite is my backyard!
Quote:I highly recommend taking the drive up to Glacier Point in Yosemite with your gear, plan to get there at dusk and most nights there is a free astronomy lecture. There's often a few astrophotographers up there, and I'm sure there will be many during the new moon week. It's a great spot to get some widefield shots of the milky way, too.
Quote:I won't be making it, but I will actually be in Death Valley for the first week of November oddly enough.
Quote:Quote:When will you be in yosemite? Yosemite is my backyard! Possibly later tonight, but more likely tomorrow morning. Tomorrow being Monday (sept 30th) we will also be there Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Only potential hitch is that I am traveling with my parents and my mother is just getting over a respitory issue so if smoke is bad in the valley we will have to move on to some other location.
Quote:Im wondering, did they kick you guys out cuz of the shutdown?
Quote:Quote:Im wondering, did they kick you guys out cuz of the shutdown?
If they did, the good news is its only about a half hour to Jarrod's house!
Quote:Congrats, Sean! OOC, what time did you see the zodiacal light?Glad to hear you had a pretty good night last night - good luck tomorrow night!
Quote:Made it out to Clark Pass last night
Quote:Quote:Congrats, Sean! OOC, what time did you see the zodiacal light?Glad to hear you had a pretty good night last night - good luck tomorrow night! Hmm... it was visible in the sky for quite a long time leading up to dawn. certainly was the last half of the night, probably sometime in the 2am-4am period that I identified it for sure as distinct from the milky way.
Quote:Thanks, Sean. I was curious because I looked for it around 3:00am on Saturday morning and didn't see it. My sky was unusually bright (around mag 21.1) with not very good transparency, so I wasn't too surprised. I've seen it before from here on a spring evening, but haven't managed to catch a morning zodiacal light yet (mostly because I'm sleeping!).
Quote:Quote:Made it out to Clark Pass last nightPicture of the Pass; hope it's the correct one? Looks pretty distant/desolate; astronomer's paradise.
Quote:Yep... so glad I called in first to make sure they are open.....