Joined June 2012: Location, Ottawa, Ontario
Mes télescopes et jumelles:
150mm F5 Newt on EQ5, 127mm Mak Cass on AZ4
Oberwerk BT70-45 and 15X70 SkyMasters
Clear skies!- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:Thank you Gentlemen. I think I too will draw the line at about -5C (23F). It’s just not comfortable for visual observing when it’s too cold.
Chuck D. Clawson, MI, USAProud owner of: Orion XT10i w/ Moonlite focuser & ZOC mirror, Celestron Ultima 8 PEC, Celestron C5+, Meade 90mm f/11 achromat (Model #390), and some random accessories (see bio).
- Dan Zhumell Z8 Dobsonian (A.K.A. "The Cannon") Zhumell 30mm, 2" Wide Field Zhumell 9mm 1.25" Plossl Custom made setting circles and a Wixey digital level
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:"Not a good idea! It was -10 Fahrenheit!" Realy ? you def no Canadian LOL
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:The learning curve of all hobbies. We learn from mistakes...we hope..lolI might brave the cold late tonight/am if it's clear. Had planned a first light with the new XLT102 but it might be just a short session with only one ep.
Quote:Oh I'm a good ol' Canadian EH (and from cold Quebec stock too! ). It's not me I was worried about, it was the equipment!!! But you guys in Alberta...now that's up North!. But I forgot, we don't get Chinook's like you out here Eric
Scopes: 10" dob, 13" dob, 4" refractor
"Only gold is money, and nothing else. " - John Pierpont Morgan
Quote:wonder what Red Green would use if his scope froze?
NP-101 on a DM-6
Teeter 11" STS/Waite Mirror
Zeiss, Fujinon, Nikon, Vixen binoculars