“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Takahashi TSA-120 & Explore Scientific 102mm APO Refractors
Lunt 60mm PT Ha
Celestron Edge 800 & Edge 1100 SCT's
Celestron AVX & CGEM Mount's
Televue Ethos 100* 21mm, 17mm, 13mm, 10mm and 6mm & Explore Scientific 82* 4.7mm Canon Rebel T3i DSLR SBIG STF-8300M, FW5-8300, OAG-8300, ST-Ic guide & planetary camera
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Some nice telescopes, and a couple of mounts. Vixen 90mm f9 Fluorite, 10" f/6 Discovery w/ Ostahowski Primary, Destiny curved spider, Protostar secondary, Celestron 9.25, Celestron 6" SE. --Vixen GP w/ Synscan Go-To, KB Systems Gibraltar legs. --Atlas EQ-G.
Meade LS 8, MCX, The usual astronomy related gadgets, gizmos, etc.
Quote:Just came in from viewing with my standard 9.25 with an ES 28mm 68' eyepiece. It is hard for me to see any edge of field issues.
Orion Xt6i, Orion Xt8i, Sky-Watcher 10
CPC1100 w/ Denk S2 power switch (IVB).
Denk Binotron-27, 2x D21 eyepieces
TV 55mm Plossl AT 38mm Titan 8, 13, 17, 22mm AT AF70 eyepieces
iPad w/Skywire/Skysafari+ StarSense
NexStar 5SE w/associated goodies
80mm refractor & manual GEM
I know exactly where I will be on 21 August 2017. "From ingress to sunset." 5 June 2012. Astronomical League member since 2012.
Quote:If you are happy with 70 degree class eyepieces, and not into imaging, then the choice is simple; bigger is better.I upgraded from a 5" to an 11". If Celestron made a CPC1400, I'd have gone with that instead of my CPC1100; I'm a big fan of fork mous, even if they are nowhere near as versatile as a GEM.
Quote:Quote:If you are happy with 70 degree class eyepieces, and not into imaging, then the choice is simple; bigger is better.I upgraded from a 5" to an 11". If Celestron made a CPC1400, I'd have gone with that instead of my CPC1100; I'm a big fan of fork mous, even if they are nowhere near as versatile as a GEM. maybe off topic, why are u a big fan of the fork mount? I plan an upgrade soon and have been steered away from the fork mount because of its instability and limitationa in AP