World Explorer, Satellite Development, and all that...
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Ok, equipment list…for reference purposes only!
…Missing my RV-6. Why oh why did I sell it?!?!?!?
Jeff D Orion 8" F4 Astrograph Celestron 80mm Guide-scope Celestron CGEM Mount Celestron Nexguide Canon EOS Rebel T1i (Unmodified) With MPCC Canon EOS Rebel XSi Full Spectrum Gary Honis Modified Skywatcher 12" Collapsible Dobsonian Coulter Odyssey 2 8" Dobsonian Celestron Nexstar 102SLT Celestron Skymaster 15x70 http://flic.kr/ps/ncfpL
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
LX 200 GPS 14in. Mallincam Extreme , Northhills Observatory
Quote:Wait for the Pod Max or the larger 11.5 foot Exploradome.. if you do not want a roll off Bob G.
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
Quote:SkyShed PODs are pretty cramped. The 8' exploradome's volume would work better. Best of all would be a ROR. And I have finally found the ultimate ROR tracks and wheels- I'm very excited about that part- they solve the degree of freedom problem and bolt down flat without little doohickeys welded on. In NM, I would be concerned for the same reason as Tucson- heat buildup in the plastic dome. Long story short, the dome is semi-transparent to the solar radiation spectrum and opaque to the IR re-radiation of stuff inside. Plastic stuff comes to Tucson to end it all, quickly. I suggest an attempt to avoid this can be made using solar tek white reflective roof coating. Yes, your observatory will be really white, but expensive gear won't have to endure 80F daily thermal cycles. -Rich
The Helderberg Observatory Altamont, NY
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote:When will the Skyshed POD MAX become available ?
ATM 13.1" reflector Sky Watcher BK 120 ED Orion 80 ED HEQ5 Pro and EQ6 Pro Modded Rebel XT and T3i unmodded KWIQ Guider http://www.pierresplace.ca