Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer, main instruments:
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5 Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10 Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
CPC1100, Celestar8, PST plus club access to a 24" Boller&Chivens, C16, and many more toys.
George RoffeKingwood, TX
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
Vixen 140mm Neo-achro, 2" AP Maxbright diagonal, 40mm Orion Optilux, 35mm, 30mm, 18mm, and 15mm Ultrascopic/Ultima, 28mm & 20mm ES 68, 19mm TV Panoptic, 5.5mm Meade UWA, 2.4x 2" Dakin barlow (prototype barrel),1.6x Antares barlow.
--------------------Clear Skies, PJ Refl.- 203/1420; Refr.- 110/616, 75/500; Bino.- 15X60, 10X50, 8X30 __________________________________________________
Quote:Hey Geo31,I see this is your first post on Cloudy Nights. Welcome!!! And, many thanks for sharing your memories of Mr. Dakin. You're fortunate to have had a pioneer like him for a mentor. Cheers,Jim
Quote:Ralph K. Dakin, who worked for Bausch and Lomb in Rochester, NY, and was an active ATM, and frequent visitor to Stellafane. He was a bit before my time.Clear skies, Alan
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75 Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300 Messier Certificate # 2508 My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Quote:Well there are some nice reviews here, I'm sorry you sold yours. Not much about Mr. Dakin online or if he published.
Quote:I could have tested the Dakin vs a powermate and we could have a definitive test as I would have used each for planetary imaging, but I never did and I sold the Dakin, so we will never know.