The Cheapest Astronomer in the World gets excited by Jupiter. Builds dob, builds eq platform, arranges to borrow webcam...
"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:I stumbled across this today while Googling something or other.ORIONEight stars pinhis frameto the night.He lies just abovethe trainyard,almost readyto rouse.Not quite yet.Eight silent silver bellstake all eveningto standjust as our starfades himback to sky.Lauren Gunderson
Home-built Newt: 10" f/4.5 Royce conical primary, Skywatcher NEQ6 (Astrotroniks tuned) iEQ45, Duo-T, 8" f/4 Skywatcher Quattro CF 120 ED f/7.5 Skywatcher Black Diamond 80ED Stellarvue
David W. Knisely . . . . . . "If you aren't having fun in this hobby, you aren't doing it right." Hyde Memorial Observatory http://www.hydeobservatory.info Prairie Astronomy Club http://www.prairieastronomyclub.org
Quote:I think that I shall never see
an Ethos that belongs to me
the mind, the eye, the soul say yes
the wallet though, still screams ES
Quote:I think that I shall never seean Ethos that belongs to methe mind, the eye, the soul say yesthe wallet though, still screams ES
Quote:Hubble Far beyondthe realm of EarthI flycollecting light,the birth of starsand eons past, unfoldingin the mirror of my eye.Coaxing from those framesuniversal timelines-fourteen billion years and countingas I sipgalaxies and nebulaein Ritchey-Chrétien Cassegrainacts of requisitiondigital datatransferred back to earthfrom apertures that widen-wonder stretchedacross the widest field.Concave and convexto catch a million miracles in glass ground to infintismal shine-spherical aberrations corrected.Defining Galileo’s dreamto see more, see farther, see deeper-buoyant on the breathof God’s own sigh.
"There is only one thing new that can be done under the sun; and that is to look at the sun." --G. K. Chesterton
Author of book: "All Done With Mirrors" at http://books.roykaelin.com/; Monthly "Sky Roundup" at http://roykaelin.com/
Modded C9.25, Vixen SP retrofitted with DS motors and Autostar My pics Stars light the world without, to give us purpose They light us within to give us reason We live in a well-lit abyss.
Criterion RV-6 (1977)
Astro-Tech AT-10D (2011)
I don't buy scopes often
clear skies and apple pies!