I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Ron NS11GPS Pronto
16" dob Vixen NA140SS
127mm F9 Surplus Shed/Crawmach kit scope
Best of ATM
Celestron 8" Nexstar GPS XLT Meade 8" f/6 newtonian on GEM-New GSO Mirror StarBlast 4.5" Dob XT12 IntelliScope Dob with COL Vixen A80MF achro Celestron NexStar 102mm GT OTA
Tom Polakis Tempe, AZ Visual observing, DSLR photography, lunar & planetary imaging http://www.pbase.com/polakis/
22" f/4 Sayre Monocular Tom Osypowski Equatorial Platform (since 1995) Assorted small telescopes, 76-152mm; 25mm ES100°, 20mm ES100°, 13mm Ethos, 9mm ES120° (serial #18), 9mm ES100°, 8mm Delos, 6mm Ethos, 4.7mm Ethos, 3.7mm Ethos SX, 2.5mm Nagler Type 6, 2" 2X Powermate, 2" 1.5X Proxima Barlow, 2" GSO Coma Corrector, 18mm BCO, 10mm BCO, 6mm BCO and other 1.25" eyepieces. Zhumell 8x42 Nova Phase-coated ED Binoculars Burgess 25x100 Binoculars
Quote:Some folks may want to do a little tour of AZ after/before the show - including vendors. Apache Trail, Botanical Gardens etc. Something of the southwest that had little to nothing to do with the show or telescopes.
Quote:...But also maybe asking the vendors what they thought of it. We the general public need the vendors to come back and/or bringing more or new vendors next time.Good luck to all,Frank
Quote:If you need to rent a car anyway, fly into Phoenix and Tucson is only 80-90 minute ride south from the airport. An option anyway.
phoneman ( ret) --------- 94mm Brandon / Stellarvue M2 Alt-az 150mm SCT Celestron 200mm SCT Celestron Coronado PST 7X50 Alderblics 16x70 Fujinons
Quote:One thing to take in consideration, when planning next years ASAE. This weekend is the El Tour De Tucson bicycle race. With several thousand riders, this could be a traffic problem. Last year over nine thousand cyclist entered the all day race.
- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
Quote:I have seen Kartchner Caverns and really enjoyed them. Someone mentioned sidewalk astronomy in the parking lot there? Great Arizona treasure!
Scopes: 12.5" dob w/Lightholder mirror, Astro Tech AT8RC, TPO 8" Imaging Newtonian, Intes MK-67 Deluxe, Takahashi FS-60CB, Tasco 10TE, Coronado PST
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies: