“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
Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.
6"f15 D&G, 6"f5 Jaegers.
TSA 102, TV60.
Docter 15x60, 10x50.
Quote:Thanks Zack.Have you thought about the AT72ED? For the dough, it's a really nice scope. A little bigger than the 60mm triplet or 50mm ED doublets, but not too big, really.Just another option to think about...I'll get some pictures up as soon as I can. Perhaps I can also set up the AT72ED for comparison. My AT72ED is pink (yeah, a long story), but for size comparison it may be helpful.Regards,Jim
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A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Quote:I'll run it against a 60mm f/16.7 Carton achromat when I first light the scope.
15x70-Ultra~TV-85/SM-60~MN-66~12.5"dobsonian Unistar Deluxe~Unimount Light~DM-6/Planet tripod
Carton 60mm f/16.7,crawmach focuser+tube rings, SV M1 C8, SV M2 Apogee 80mm f/5, Porta II, Manny's panhandle,focus knobs Borg eyepiece turret 28mm RKE 48,32,24,16,12,8,6mm Brandon Denk binos,32,26,9.7mm Plössl pairs 27mm Panoptic Astro chair SkySafari pro
David-------David Lukehurst UP 20" f/4, Orion Optics ODK12, CFF 180, Borg 125SD, Wiliam Optics FLT98, Borg 71FL, TS 50EDLunt LS60THa + LS60FHa
Quote:Let me back up. The Carton is a meter-long OTA and was mounted on a Tak Teegul alt-az mount. I was observing on concrete. It was mid 70s today and mid-60s during the observations. The Carton's objective was roughly 6.5 feet above the ground for Vega, for reference. The AT60EDT was on a Nexstar SE. On Vega its objective was more like 4 feet off the pitch.
Quote: good but not great optics - was correct.