-Tristan Schwartz- Former Resident Astro-Guru, Arizona Museum of Natural History
Member of Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Look for my article "Making the Case for Structured Observing," coming to Sky & Telescope in 2014!
6" Orion DSE Dob, Coronado PST
Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. "J. Robert Oppenheimer"
Greenfield, Indiana USA
Deforked 1979 Orange C8, WO 66mm APO, 80mm f/7 refractor, Sears 60mm refractor, 80mm Orion short tube
Meade LX80 IOptron zEQ25
AP1200GTO/AP1600GTO LTE/AP Mach1 16" Starizona Hyperion on order 14" LX200R & 7" Meade Mak FSQ106ED Tak .75 reducer +1.6 extender Coronado 90mm DS BF30 PST Lunt 60 PT FT Lockwood 12" f4. mirror set in a box AT6RC / AT12IN/ CT152 achro WO ZS66 / WO 80mm Doublet SBIG STF8300M CFW8/OAG/ Baader inside STT8300M FW8SG Astrodon inside Hutech 5DII 5D MkIII 60Da 6D 16-35mmL, 24-70mmL, 70-200mmL, 300mmf4.L, 400mmf5.6L, 100mmf2.8L, 50mm f1.2L, 135f2. 10'x14' ROR
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Meade LX200 10" f/6.3 Classic
Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Celestron 90mm Mak Meade 90mm f/8.8 Refractor
Celestron CR-150-HD6 ,6" f/8 Refractor
TASCO 60MM X 900 MM Refractor (My first scope that my wife gave to me for Christmas in '91 , still have it.
Celestron CG5 Advanced Mount
Celestron Bino Viewer
Orange Zone 10'X12' Roll Off Roof Observatory Southeast, South Dakota
Quote:Tori,It looks like the dings are painted over. Is that the case?
Quote:There is a consistency in the problems So it should be easy to avoid them if they wanted to.
Quote:... the parts with the marks have a kind of eggshell finish... not the smooth grooved CNC appearance ... in the dents is the same gritty/sandy kind of finish as on the outside.
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote:I can't say for certain either way. In the dents it looks a bit grainy to me, like the rest of the surface... but could that be from the bead blasted surface being marked by being pressed in by being dropped on something? Or would that be completely smooth?Anyone have a convenient way to turn a telescope into a microscope? Oh! Let me play with the macro end of my telephoto lenses...
Scopes: Meade SN6, 10" Dob, Meade LS6, 5" reflector, 8" reflector, 102GT
Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB
Quote:BMW is a status symbol. This mount is a scientific equipment used for taking images. Or is it also status symbol?
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/