Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Regards, Clay "The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 19:1
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Explore Scientific ED127Explore Scientific AR152Celestron Omni XLT 102 Orion XT10i
Quote:Oddly though, I did note with my ES82 6.7mm I had a lot of field curvature?
Quote:+1 on the 2" diagonal. Got the Orion 2" Dielectric and it performs great in the 102XLT. Haven't tried my 2" eyepieces in it yet (too much weight difference between my 2" and 1.25" eyepieces), but plan on it soon. Definitely have to replace that finder scope though. Oddly though, I did note with my ES82 6.7mm I had a lot of field curvature? Whatever it was, the stars appeared pin-point, but kind of curved around near the outer 10% of the FOV as it exited the FOV. Just assuming it was FC from being a 4" scope with a high power wide-field. The view was sharp all the way across the FOV.
François C8 f/10, lunt 102 mm f/7 ED. SkyWatcher 12" f/5. pentax XW 40, 30,10 delos 14, 8, 6, 4.5. Vixen lvw 22 Brandon 12, 8 TV 2x barlow Closer and closer to the ideal eyepiece collection, but never reaching perfection
What is your finder?
Quote:How do you mount a Telrad on the 102 ?
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Orion XT10(Original F/5)
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Nikon Action 8x40 binos C4-R, mountless 114NT Everglades Astronomical Society "When the Moon is a couterfiet, better find the one that fits, better find the one that lights the way for you." ISTAR Scope Club
Quote:Hey everyone:As an OXLT 102ED owner, I read this thread with great interest. I'm curious - the OP says three meteors crossed the field of Capella in formation....is it possible he viewed those spy satellites (forget the names) that cruise around in formation? I would look myself but I forget what those things are called....but I'm wondering if they crossed the field at his exact moment of first-lighting.Otherwise, great report. I enjoyed reading it.Brad
-Tristan Schwartz- Former Resident Astro-Guru, Arizona Museum of Natural History
Member of Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Look for my article "Making the Case for Structured Observing," coming to Sky & Telescope in 2014!
6" Orion DSE Dob, Coronado PST