Do I detect something in your voice that says I'm in disfavor with you?
-Yes. I wish you were dead.
Ray Teeter 18" f/3.5 Dob D&G 5.375" f/20(?) refractor 天体観測にも威力を発揮する、本格仕様の大口径双眼望遠鏡です。 興和ハイランダー
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
Quote:Are you observing with that bright light on?
Scopes: 10" dob, 13" dob, 4" refractor
"Only gold is money, and nothing else. " - John Pierpont Morgan
Quote:Hey Alistair, great to hear your friend is still interested in looking at the sky at 91 yrs old
You should take a crack at collimating his scope - don't think it'll be that bad. The red and blue opposing limbs on Jupiter is most likely due to atmospheric refraction. Of course we need our atmosphere, but wouldn't I love a machine that could create a column of still air over my scope.
I love seated astronomy too. It allows me to fully engage my mind at the eyepiece when I'm not worried about balancing on my feet.
I'm enjoying the shootout James and Richard.
Yes, this coming Saturday weekend, which is again depending on weather condition, a few of my friends are going to gather at the same house roofing to try our scope to scope shootout....
Alfred will line up both his C8 edge HD and the 8RC for the shootout against the APM ED APO....
Of course we may have other scopes available for the shootout, but we only intend to do a 3 to 4 hours, starting from 6.30pm till 10.30pm....
I really hoipe this weekend the weather turns out good , at least same as the one when both Richard and myself did for the 2 APM shootout...
After reading your post, then I realized how lucky I am living at equatorial region ( 1 deg N ), without facing those problems... except dew after midnight....
Hope your handset is alright after drying it again....
As now is 2 hours away from tonight's shootout.
The weather seems getting better as this morning is really bad.....
And Alfred already started to setup the C8 edge HD and the 8RC, while another mount is also ready for me, just to bring along my 152 APM ED APO and mounted onto it....
Attached photo shows 3 scopes are all ready, with the 10" Meade on standby ......and all these are not Alfred's only collection, as the C11 edge is not being displayed...in this photo...
Quote:Hi James,Interested in how this comparison comes off, as many of us on CloudyNights have viewed through excellent samples of Meade and Celestron catadioptric scopes.Best of luck with those pesky clouds :>
Great to hear that the handset is fine after drying it....
Also nice to hear you are able to enjoy the great view of Jupiter with its GRS and transit of Europa...with the type of cold weather.....
Quote:Yes I was thinking about Richards APM 152.... I met him about two years ago when staying in Singapore for a few days. Unfortunately there was no time for some stargazing. Keep the comparison and test results coming I will follow your progress. best regardsChris
Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
Quote:Ay yi yi... that looks a bit precarious!