C-11 SCT, XT10i Dob, C-6 SCT, ETX125PE Mak-Cass, TV102, & AT66
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The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 19:1
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My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
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Quote:If you have never viewed from anywhere but your back yard in a red zone, you will be lost in the sky from a green zone with all the stars and milky way visible. It is an experance you will have to see to believe. It will make you not wont to observe from home anymore. Try it. you'll like it. If you can afford the gas, the gas filter is the way to go.
Quote:I've got a Blue zone about an hour's drive away, live in a White Zone. Ain't even a close comparison....You'll be quoting that famous line, "My God, It's full of stars!"
Quote:I really want to see what a blue zone looks like, however for me that's about a 145 mile drive from me in upstate NY.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote:Quote:I really want to see what a blue zone looks like, however for me that's about a 145 mile drive from me in upstate NY.However, NW Connecticut is in the yellow zone. Not truly dark, but the Milky Way is quite dramatic nonetheless.
Quote:I never know if I should do NY, MA or CT.
Quote:I remember once about 5 years ago driving to Canada taking 91 north.. wow that was some of the darkest sky I've seen.. I must of been in the blue zone, but I will have to check out some more areas. But I think you mean this patch of green right?http://www.jshine.net/astronomy/dark_sky/index.php?lat=41.97786911170172&...
Quote:It's funny if you look at the US as a whole it's like a huge dividing line between the West and East coast with the light pollution.
NW Mass, inches from Vermont
(well....it used to say that.....)