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 on Round Table EQ Platform
6" Baby PowerNewt ES 152mm Achro iOptron iEQ30 QHY12 Lodestar & 50mm Borg guidescope Luck
Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
14" f/4.5 dob. 6" f/8 dob.
Quote:Thank you for the post, Ken! We had met / spoken with Stephen O'Meara at TSP a few times, and remembered that he at least used to live there, being a volcanologist as well as an astronomer. One year, I won one of his books at the TSP door prize giveaway event ("Must be present to win!").It would be great to speak with him about this topic!Thanks again for the post and Best Regards,Christina
Quote:Wow - thank you, Mike! This site looks like the keys to the kingdom! Thanks again for your post - I will join that forum immediately! Best Regards, Christina
Quote:Can't speak for The Big Island, but I've spent a bit of time on Maui and have known a couple of people who lived in Maui. One was in his 60's and has been in the telescope building business for many years. He was living in Kahului and was working at one of the observatories on Haleakala. He spent several years there and was quite glad to get back to the Mainland. Not because of island fever but because Haoles aren't treated very well.The locals love ya when you're a tourist but when you move there, it's a different story. From what I understand, it's even worse if you have kids in school. I've heard similar stories from a couple of folks who moved to Maui. Big Island or Oahu might be different, but it's worth considering and investigating.
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Quote:There is a long-time member of Cloudy Nights named "Erik" (that's his CN name) who moved to Hawaii a few years ago.
www.bajadarkskies.com 18" Starmaster dob (zambuto primary) 30" Starmaster dob (intermountain optics)