Sky-Watcher 10-inch Dob with Synscan system Orion 100mm ED and EON 120 refractors Tele Vue NP-127 refractor Celestron Classic C-8 Sky-Watcher 150 mm Mak-Cass
C10NGT, Z8, 150 Rumak, XLT 150, C6, C5, SW5 Newt, 4.5 Ball, C102GT, C90, ST80, A70LF; 15x70, 25x100; Burgess BV; Paracorr II; T6 2.5, XO 2.58/5.1, Ethos-SX 3.7, Delos 4.5, TV Plossl 7.4-26, BCO 10, Hutech HC 12.5, Sterling 12.5-25, ES100 14, CZJ H 16/25, CZJ O 16, M5k UWA 24, T5 31, Ultrascopic 35, Titan-II 40; Bino Pairs M5k UWA 6.7, Baader Zoom 8-24, M5k SWA 24, TV Plossl 26, RKE 28.7; Zooms NZ 2-4, NZ 3-6, Leica ASPH 8.9-17.8, Baader 8-24; Baader Zoom Barlow, VIP Barlow
Pete Deierlein Homebuilt 18" Dob Meade RCX400 10" Meade SN10 on Atlas ES 152mm f4.8 Mak-Newt on CG5-ASGT Many achromatic and apochromatic refractors 50mm to 150mm, f/5 through f/15 Hyperstar C8 with Starlight Xpress H9C ETX 125 (best grab & go) NexStar 114 (to loan out) A quad of Tele-Vue EPs and many others Many binoculars Meade DSI 2 and Stellacam 2 mod'd Rebel XS (1000D) with T2, Pentax K and M42 adapters Pentax K1000 with many Pentax SLR lenses
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Quote:The evening started with an outreach at Riverhead Middle School, arranged by Jeff Norwood, with great help from Sue Rose and the Riverhead science teachers. Annette and myself were the "Custer representatives" and we shared views of the Sun and Venus, and as it got dark, using the 12-inch Dob, Jupiter, Saturn, M3, M37 and Mizar-Alcor. After that Annette, and I headed to Ponquogue beach, where we were met by Dave Phillips, who recommended this nice dark, ocean front area. From there we viewed and photographed Omega Centauri! Normally this is a Sourthern Hemisphere object, a globular cluster the size of the full moon in the sky, but thanks to Dr. Elias Bonaros and Dr. Sean McCorkle, who guided us on how to see this elusive object, we got to see it, just one degree above the horizon.Then we enjoyed M27, M13, M3, M81-M82, M65-M66, M104, M57 and Albireo, all with my little 80mm short tube refractor (also used for the attached photograph).It was a very nice night.