Ken Fiscus Stargazing since 1980 Now observing from a green zone. Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, Skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees, new springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 Round Table EQ Platform
Keeper of the Swamp Gas Observatory "This R2 unit has a bad motivator" AR127, CG4 CGE1100 1984 tasco 60mm 49TR F/13.3 refractor 1976 Vixen Polaris 80mm F/15 refractor Denkmeier Big Easy BV'er Astro-Tech Titan 38mm 70* Astro-Tech Titan 20mm 70* Astro-Tech SR6 12mm 60* Meade MA25mm Jap. Meade MA9mm Jap. TMBpII 5mm ES 1.25" FX
Orion 8"/F4.9 Newt / Atlas EQ-G / EQMOD AT72ED / Porta II Canon 40D / SSAGMy AstrobinMember of Sheep Hill Astronomical Association
Quote:We've been reading and seeing some great articles and images on comet Ison in the last few months, but I haven't seen or heard much about comet Lovejoy. Last night I went out to a fairly dark area about 10:30 after the moon disappeared, to observe some of my favorite winter constellations and dso's. According to Heavens-Above, comet Lovejoy was supposed to be about half way in between Jupiter and Regulus last night, but I couldn't find it to save my life, and it is supposed to be about mag 10.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Starhopping inner city skies
8x30mm, vx80mm f/7.5, sw100mm f/9, wo120mm f/7.5,
µ180mm f/12, vx200mm f/9.75, µ210mm f/11.5,
vx130mm f/5, o254mm f/4.7
ES35,25, 17LVW, 11T6, 7UO, 24-8 zoom
Zhumell Z10 34 ES 68° 24 ES 68° 13 T6 8.8 ES 82° 6.7 ES 82° 4.7 ES 82° 8-24 MkIII Baader Zoom (plus Zoom Barlow) (35 Ultrascopic, 28 RKE, 26 TV Plossl, 20 Sterling, 18 Paradigm, 3.8 Parks Gold, Celestron 8-24 zoom2.5x (~2.2x) GSO Barlow, . Hardin DSO6, Orion 90 Mak, Astroscan, Celestron 90AZ) *GONE* [for now?] Bigger Dobs, refractors, Naglers, XWs, UWANs, etc, etc
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Quote:I've enjoyed Lovejoy on several mornings, most recently last Thursday when it was cruising past the Beehive in Cancer. Pretty in binocs and with a DSLR. I've yet to see ISON visually but have gotten a couple of faint images of it. And of course now that it's starting to brighten we're in for a week of clouds...
--Dawg, the Russell "Akita mani yo." Observe everything as you walk. (--Lakota) Celestron Celestar 8 Standard SCT, f10 Celestron C80ED ref., f7.5 Celestron 80mm Wide View ref., f5 Orion 120ST ref., f5 Criterion RV-6 Dynascope, Newt., f8, (c. 1962) Sears Discoverer 60mm ref., f7, (c. 1973) Celestron Ultima DX 10x50 Nikon Action Extreme 10x50 Tasco 7x35 wide
Quote:Animation of ISON I made on the 5th.Link(28 minute time span)
80mm SV Night Hawk,C 102, 4" Orion Maksutov, 75 Fork Mount Orange tube C8, SP C8, , C 9.25, 10"Newtonion, 8" Classical Cassegrain.
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.