Celestron 8SE XLT Celestron 6SE + Antares f/0.63 focal reducer Celestron SE Goto Mount Kson 1026 ED Carbon Fibre tube Skywatcher Synscan AZ Goto Various EPs (Baader Mk III Zooom, BST, Televue, X-Cel LX)
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Quote:Had no idea it would make such a difference.
-DannyMy warehouseMy Channel
Quote:Another is that many of the expected constellations are difficult to locate. Casseiopia gets lost as does Cygnus and a lot of others.
Quote:A good dark sky is amazing, visited or lived at a couple, can be a problem walking as you cannot see where you are stepping. Another is that many of the expected constellations are difficult to locate. Casseiopia gets lost as does Cygnus and a lot of others.Am I to guess that you were brave and went North or North East of Cambridge? Never know what would have happened had the Fen Folk caught you.
Quote:No, I am scared stiff of running into someone with webbed hands.Went South and West. Not as dark, but less likely to run into mutants
Tom Schutz Old 6" f/8 Newtonian, Edmund mirror Old Edmund EQ pedestal mount ---- SV102ED LXD75 & SV M2 mounts ---- Pentax 20x60's Farpoint/Scopestuff/Bogen mount ---- Nikon 10x50's
Celestron C11 Edge / Paramount MX
Innovations Foresight On-axis Guider (ONAG) Orion SSAG and PhD guiding
Atik 383L+ mono and EFW2 ; Baader LRGB filters
Deep Sky Stacker; NIH ImageJ; Regim; IRIS
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Quote:Average SQM brightness at my observing site 110 miles away--mag. 21.4 per square arc-second (almost 4 full magnitudes darker!!!).Average SQM brightness at my observing site 200 miles away--mag.21.7-21.9 per square arc-second (just a couple tenths brighter than the darkest skies on Earth).
Quote:Fed up with urban LP I drove just 20 minutes out of town.
Quote:As other have said you're lucky you can get to a site within 20 minutes where you can see the milky way. It takes me at least 1.5 hours.
Quote:Quote:Fed up with urban LP I drove just 20 minutes out of town. As other have said you're lucky you can get to a site within 20 minutes where you can see the milky way. It takes me at least 1.5 hours, and to get to a really decent dark site over two hours.It's really worth the trip, but it turns an observing outing into an expedition. bob