Quote:I hope in your tour of Ireland you had a chance to visit Birr Castle to see "the Leviathan of Parsonstown" (the great 72 inch telescope). Up until the 100 inch at Mt. Wilson was completed, it held the title of largest telescope in the world, and was where the 3rd Earl of Rosse discovered the spiral structure of M51. Clear skies to you.
Orion XT8i Dob
9x50 RACI Finder TELRAD Reflex Sight
Agena SWA 38mm 70 FOV 2" EP
Orion 25+10mm Sirius Plossl 52 FOV EP
ES 82* 11mm, 18mm 2" ES 68* 24mm
6mm, 25mm Ortho. EP
Televue 3X Barlow
Filters Baader Continuum, UV/IF cut, Lumicon UHC, DGM OIII.
SkySafari T-Ring and Adaptor for Olympus E-510 Oly sz-14 SteadyPix Deluxe iOptron SkyTracker 7.7lb Electro Dot Sight RD400X
Quote:I spent 12 days in Ireland, on a tour with several San Antonio friends. We never got in any viewing. But, I do have a certificate from the Jameson distillery stating that I am an official whiskey taster. Six shots of Jameson down the hatch in less than two minutes. When we left the distillery, I told my wife not to let me sit or lay down because I would never get up again.