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: This hobbie is really one of the cheaper hobbies you can get into
Happy owner of--
A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
Adam AP Mach 1, Rob Miller TRI36L, Celestron 8" Edge HD Hyperion 17mm, Celestron 40mm Plossl, TMB 7mm & 9mm WO 66, Lunt LS60/B1200 PT, CG-5 Clone STF-8300m Pro Package, Honis-Modified Canon XS, Un-modded T1i, SSAG, TSOAG9, SX LodestarLackawanna Astronomical SocietyMy Astrobin
Quote:This hobbie is really one of the cheaper hobbies you can get into, unless you are one of those folks that have to have the latest and greatest toy that comes out every 6 months then it can get very costly. I spend around $350.00 a year on new astro toys, mostly used eyepeices. I have had the same Meade 10 LX200 sct sence 1993 and see no reason to buy another scope. Try Spending money flying planes or Bass fishing as a hobbie. A truck to pull your $25,000 to $45,000 boat and all the upkeep. I love this hobbie its easy to get into and you can do it right from home and still have money left over to spend on other things.
• Celestron Ultima 8, f/10 • Zhumell Z12, f/4.9 • Intes MK-67, f/12 • Celestron C5 Orange Tube, f/10 • WO 80mm Fluorite APO, f/6.9 • Carton 60mm ATM, f/16.7 • a few Plössls, a few Orthos, a few Königs, an Erfle or two, a few SWA, a few UWA, a couple SUWA... • CG-5 ASGT, CG-5, & AT Voyager "It's amazing what you can see if you look... " Yogi Berra
Quote:Quote: This hobbie is really one of the cheaper hobbies you can get into This is true--if you are sane. Most of us are insane.
Quote:Unless your "cane pole" is one of these hand planed beauties...Then it gets expensive,Jaimo!
Quote:Very nice custom flyrod. I've made a couple fly rods and several spinning and casting rods but have yet to venture into bamboo rod building.
Quote:Me, I just walk down to the shore and hold out a frying pan and those fish just jump right into it.......no fish tales here...
Deep Space Products
Quote:That's a lot of fish to clean.......
Quote:Like some astronomy equipment, those poles are truly works of art and craftsmanship.
Quote:Quote:Like some astronomy equipment, those poles are truly works of art and craftsmanship. Thanks Ed, I have made about 25 or so. It's a very satisfying way to spend afternoon on the stream...Jaimo!
Quote:Quote:That's a lot of fish to clean....... Like many Mallincam owners my eyepieces have become dust collectors. I just realized they're not completely useless. They would be perfect for scaling fish.
Quote:No finder on your telescope. Do you have any use for it?