My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
-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
JMI 18" f4.5 Newtonian, split ring mount 10" f4.5 Newtonian on GEM (was a DS-10 once upon a time) ST-2000XM camera
Quote:Last summer this happened to one of my club's public star parties. The sprinkler heads were rotating, shooting off grand arcs of water. Only one was rotating towards the small parking lot where the scopes were set up. One of our members, Jason Furman, dove on the sprinkler head like it was a live grenade, he was a secret service agent and the 20" dob 15 feet away was the President. He bought enough time for everybody to get their scopes to safety. Did I mention the temperature was 40 degrees farenheit that night? Dude froze his rump off. Won the club's first ever medal of honor that night.
Quote:Don't have any sprinklers on our park fields, but we do have bears.Had an astronomy in the park event last year and the bears decided to seek us out when they could not get into the bear proof garbage cans. Large dobs offer little protection from a 350 lb angry mama bear.
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | QHY5L-II | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
Jeff -----TEC 140, Stellarvue SVR90T, SV115T20 and AT65EDQ refractors,Webster D14, C11 EdgeHD Lunt LS60THa solar scope double stacked with LS60FHaTelevue Pan 41; Ethos 21, 17; Nagler 31T5, 9T6, 7T6, 5T6, 3.5T6; Delos 10, 12, ES25, 14, 9Astro-Physics 900GTO with Rob Miller Tri36M TripodDM-4 Mount-Extension-Tripod w/ Sky CommanderDM-6 Mount-Losmandy Adapter/Extension-Berlebach Planet w/ Argo Navis
Quote:Don't have any sprinklers on our park fields, but we do have bears. Had an astronomy in the park event last year and the bears decided to seek us out when they could not get into the bear proof garbage cans. Large dobs offer little protection from a 350 lb angry mama bear.
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack