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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
“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
Quote:Quote:Quote:When does aperture fever end? 15"? 22"? 30"? Empty bank account? Grave? Never? ....I also think a lot of us use the "Two O'clock Rule" when considering a bigger scope. Anyone can set up a bigger scope at 8 PM -- but it's how you feel when you have to pack it up at 2 AM that often dictates how you feel about that scope. .....Ron Why pack it up at 2am? Why not wait till sunrise and pack it up in the light? .....Safety first.
Quote:Quote:When does aperture fever end? 15"? 22"? 30"? Empty bank account? Grave? Never? ....I also think a lot of us use the "Two O'clock Rule" when considering a bigger scope. Anyone can set up a bigger scope at 8 PM -- but it's how you feel when you have to pack it up at 2 AM that often dictates how you feel about that scope. .....Ron
Quote:When does aperture fever end? 15"? 22"? 30"? Empty bank account? Grave? Never?
George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association
Jeff Huston Obsession 30" f/5 (#102) Obsession 18" f/4.5 (#264) Celestron C9.25 f/10 Losmandy GM8 Cave 8" f/6 Newt Orion 80 and 120mm f/5 achro Coronado PST Vixen Polaris
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Quote:for me it ended when I bought a 6" AP that blew away just about any reflector I have ever looked through
Celestron C11+EQ6, skywatcher /Zambuto 12"dob,watchhouse tracking platform, 16"/Zambuto lightbridge , Ethos's 6,8,10,13,17,21. Naglers 31,26. Lieca ash zoom, televue 2.5 powermate,2"2x powermate .Paracorr type2. Howie glatter 2" laser & Tublug. Lumicon 2" UHC, 03, H-Beta,Televue smoothies ( all of em) , Meade 4000 smoothies ( all of em). That'll do for now.
Joined June 2012: Location, Ottawa, Ontario
Mes télescopes et jumelles:
150mm F5 Newt on EQ5, 127mm Mak Cass on AZ4
Oberwerk BT70-45 and 15X70 SkyMasters
Quote:When you get old and fat, your thyroid goes to pot and that couch looks alot warmer and cozier than standing in the 25-degree front yard.
12.5" Home built F-4.8 Eq Newt. Lightholder Optics mirror 12'x12' roll-off roof observatory 6" Home built f-6 Newt. w/Dick Wessling mirror on CG-5 Eq. mount. 4.5" Orion Starblast My equipment philosophy... If it ain't broke, fix it anyway.
Quote:Quote:for me it ended when I bought a 6" AP that blew away just about any reflector I have ever looked through Have you looked through a reflector with a zambuto mirror?
Tak FC100 Tak FS152 10" f/6 Zambuto dob 24" f/3.3 Starstructure
ES AR152 (By PowellAstro) iOPTRON IEQ45 Mount, Orion XX12i,Orion 80mm Short tube, Celestron C8 w/XLT OTA, ES 9mm 100 deg, ES 82deg complete set, ES 28mm 68deg, ES 2X 2 inch barlow. TV 35 & 41 Panoptics. Several other eyepieces, Telrad w/variable pulse, Artificial Star, Kendrick DigiFire 7 Kendrick dew heaters, Glatter Laser System, Filters, Celestron 25X100 binoculars Garrett tri-pod --------------------------- Looking to the heavens for little green people
6'' Orion SkyQuest f/5 12.5" Astrotel truss dob f/3.3 20" Super FXQ Starmaster William Optics 80mm ZenithStar ED II 1855/2500 Observing sessions grand total for 2013, 49. So far in 2014, 14
Quote:yeah i'm aware of what i'm getting into with it size/weight wise. thats why i'm keeping the XT8 around for more spur of the moment drag the scope out and view type stuff. all in all i think it won't be a big deal though. from what i understand the 13.1's OTA is around 50-60 lbs. thats about what my XT8 is with the stand and i often carry it as a single unit so no big deal if thats the case.