Zhumell Z10 34 ES 68° 24 ES 68° 13 T6 8.8 ES 82° 6.7 ES 82° 4.7 ES 82° 8-24 MkIII Baader Zoom (plus Zoom Barlow) (35 Ultrascopic, 28 RKE, 26 TV Plossl, 20 Sterling, 18 Paradigm, 3.8 Parks Gold, Celestron 8-24 zoom2.5x (~2.2x) GSO Barlow, . Hardin DSO6, Orion 90 Mak, Astroscan, Celestron 90AZ) *GONE* [for now?] Bigger Dobs, refractors, Naglers, XWs, UWANs, etc, etc
TMB130SS 10" LX200GPS AT106LE Megrez 80II ED Triplet AT72ED Celestron 8" Edge HD Televue 85 Mewlon 250 ES AR152
Quote:I suggest Turn Left At Orion as a good "beginner" book. It has tons of general observational tips as well as info on decent variety of specific targets including how to find them and pretty dead on sketches of what to realistically expect at the eyepiece in both a 90mm Mak and a 8"newt. This book is spiral bound and the pages are coated so it is built for field use.
• SW120ED, 8SE, Z10, ST80 •
• AVX, Porta II (MM) •
• Astrobin •
[August 21st, 2017]
Quote:Is there a book that is devoted exclusively to the gems of the Heavens? Something that describes the object and has charts (hopefully with telrad circles!) that show where to find the most impressive and easiest to view objects? For example, the top 10 most beautiful double stars, the top 10 most stunning open clusters, the top ten best galaxies, 10 finest globular clusters, and the top 10 best nebula?These should all be easy to see and find with a small scope, like a 4" refractor or a 6" dob.You know....one book that compiles the best objects for amateurs with small scopes to see!
Optics: Celestron NexStar 8SE, Nikon AE 10x50 Binoculars; Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars, Eyepieces: X-Cel LX: 7mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 25mm. Omni Plossl: 25mm, 32mm Accessories: Moon Filter 13%, Erect Image Diagonal, SkySafari 4 Pro (iPad), SkySafari Pro (MacBook Pro)
JeremyC80ED * Orion StarBlast 6 * C11 StarbrightVixen Porta II mount * AS-GT EQ mountPlossls * 66 Enhanced Wide Angles * 2" 52mm Erfle
- Mike ------------ If you make something idiot proof, someone will just make a better idiot. ------------ Mallincam VSS+ iOptron Minitower Celestron 9.25 Edge HD WO EZ Touch mount Skywatcher 150/750 Newt Equinox 80 refractor Equinox 120 refractor Stellarvue M1 mount Nagler Type 4 - 12,17 and 22 and 3-6 zoom Pentax XW 7,10,30 and 40 XL Delos 14 ---
DaveToday's forecast: strong desire to observe mixed with frequent cloudsObsession 20" f5 ClassicTeleport 12.5"Meade 8" LNT SCT6" ATRCAntares 152mm refractorBurgess 91mm apoBinoculars:Vortex Viper 8x42Pentax PCF WPII 10x50G.O. 28x110Ethi & ES Eyepieces
-Gary C11, C8, ED80, TV-85, SW120ED, 6"Cave F/8, Solarmax 40, DM-6, Losmandy Titan 50 GEM, 7x50 Nikons, 15x70 Astrophysics, 16x70 Fujinons, 22x100 Oberwerks, Sim Picheloup CPT, Canon 40D, SXV-H9, DMK 41AU02, DBK 21AU618 Fairview, Texas "There is only one constant in our infinite universe; it is change."
Quote:The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada's (RASC) Observer's Handbook has some excellent lists of the finest NGHC,s, Messiers, Double, Variable and Carbon stars. Plus you get all the other goodies this amazing handbook offers.
npz 8x50 seeker
18x50 beer bottle telescope
wo zs 66sd on modified synta AZ3 (strehl 0.97)
Sky-Watcher 100ed refractor on old HEQ5 ( strehl ratio 0.98 based on roddier test)
300PDS OTA (on homemade dobsonian mount)
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Stellarvue 102 f8.75 APO C8HD Super Polaris Mount
10" f5.6 Bartels Dob Celestron NexStar 8SE Orion ST120 Sky-Watcher Pro 100ED Celestron 102GT Edmund 4 1/4" Palomar Jr. (Thanks, Dad. I'll never forget) Twilight I & Oberwerks Tall Agena 38mm SWA Konig II 32mm 2", GR Konig 6.7mm ES 24mm 68*, 11mm 82* Meade 20mm RG WA Baader Hyperion 17mm, 13mm, 8mm Meade 7mm RG Ortho SkySafari Pro w/SkyFi