Quote:Everyone came over for some pizza tonight.It was a good clear night ,cold but the wind died down to just a breeze.I pulled everyone out for 2 sessions.I had to hit them hard and fast with the big stuff ,Jupiter right away with the 30 mm then the delos 10mm and the wows were popping out of everyones mouth.It was really clear and the bands were very bright.Of course,men like me,Mr Acker or any one else from cold regions could stay out all night but my guests were dropping like flies.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
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
Quote:So here is an idea and perhaps someone has already tried it?i.e: If you buy a cheap tent like this (29.99$)http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/browse/5/SportsRec/Camping/Tents/PRD~0765023P/...cut hole(s) near the roof and stick out upper end of the scope from it. seal the hole with waterproof fabric by duck tape or something in such way that it gives some freedom to move the scope (something like a "bellows" used in the FD fans). Then just stay inside the tent, keep it warm by portable heater and do observations.
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Televue Ranger 4.5 Celestron Comet Catcher/Polaris mnt Celestron Nexstar C6 SE Celestron Nexstar C8 SE Homemade 8" f6 Dobson with Novak parts 50 yr old 8" f4 grind it yourself project Baader Hyperion 24mm,17mm,8mm, 24-8 zoom Highpoint 8x50 right angle finder, Telrad
Who you jivin' with that Cosmic Debris? "all science is either physics or stamp collecting" -- Lord Rutherford
My gear: --Celestron 8EdgeHD & 11EdgeHD | 80mm F/6 Triplet | Modified Canon T1i | QSI683WSG-8 | Celestron AVX mount | iOptron CEM60 mount | iOptron ZEQ25 mount --- My skies:
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
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
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Quote:-16c and cloudy
Quote:Even myself...man of the north....observe till two inches of ice is on the secondary...has surrendered this week..-38 this morning.....with -40 to minus 50 wind chills...bbbrrr....jake
Quote:Yo Spartans -Spoiled California Boy here. 32F is my line.Then only 1/2 hr. Run out take the cover off the 6se goto. Solar system align on Hupiter seetwo or three highlites. Unplug put cover onrun back in and thaw out. Life is good. even at 70.
Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.