Present gear: 16-inch f/4.5 Dobsonian 50mm straight through-finder Green laser pointer 26mm, 32mm, and 38mm 70 degree field EPs 4.7mm, 14mm and 18mm 82 degree field EPs 8mm, 17mm, 21mm 68 degree field EPs 2X 2" Barlow Tirion star atlas (white stars, black background) hand-laminated Megastar Editor & co-founder Las Vegas Astronomical Society Observer's Challenge To nudge or not to nudge, that is the question www.fredrayworth.com
-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
David W. Knisely . . . . . . "If you aren't having fun in this hobby, you aren't doing it right." Hyde Memorial Observatory http://www.hydeobservatory.info Prairie Astronomy Club http://www.prairieastronomyclub.org
Quote:the early ones were real bad
later ones were better but never as good as c8
Quote:Barry, I would like to find and buy one of those last B&L 4000 with the table top legs. Everyone says they were very nice scopes. (Especially of the RA motor still works!)
Sure was a PRETTY telescope-- B&L 4000
Evidence refutes liberalism. The Earth's eco-system is not fragile. Evolution cannot explain creation. Communism kills. All by Rush Limbaugh. Criterion Dynamax 8, Bausch & Lomb 4" SCT, Meade LX3 4" SCT Model 2045. Criterion and Bausch & Lomb eyepieces, CP4 Barlow. Meade 2X apo Barlow, Intes 2.6 Micro Barlow, RKE 2.5x Barlow, Russell Optics 14mm Konig. Mark Swanson.
Quote:This review should be taken down. It is not credible. You cannot tell if a SCT is collimated just by looking into the back of the scope. You have to have a star image that is defocused at moderate to high magnification to accurately check collimation. This is just a hit piece.Mark Swanson
Quote:I almost forgot I did a face off between aC 9.25 and Dynaax 8 -- Idid in IR to reduce effect of seeing here is resultsc925http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=20004dynamax 8http://www.cloudynights.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=20003c925 put it to bed --BUT dynamax image is not that BAD
Compustar C14 Leo Henzl's Custom C8(VP Sales Celestron) Celestar C8 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt. LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8 Meade 8" F6 Newtonian Dynamax DX6 Criterion RV-6 ETX-90 Astro Meade 2045 4" SCT B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor 1963 60mm 15-60 B&L Spotter Binos 25x100 8X40 20x80 Arcturus Bino-Viewer