Andy Miller 12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon) Celestron C102 HD " Carl" Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope" Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott" 60mm Telescope Club
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)
Quote:.. only to see a rich, fluffy stratus layer (or some other cursed member of the cloud family ) which must have just rolled in mere minutes ago? Yeah.. tonight was one of those nights I do a double take at the sky and think suddenly, oh what the hibiscus?? Ah well, right back inside with me then. Guess I'll just do some reading!
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.
1987 Meade LX3 2120 10" SCT on hypertuned EQ6 Pro Baader Self-Mod Canon XS_CLS Clip Filter DSI color_Orion ST80 Coulter 10" Compact Odessey Dob http://www.astrobin.com/users/shawnhar
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral Arm
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
But a peek at a regional satellite loop on a local tv weather web page will usually reveal what's coming.
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary/Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
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[August 21st, 2017]
Neptune: Meade 8" LX10 with Magellan I Ranger: 200mm SkyWatcher Dobsonian Bushnell 10x50 Binoculars, Galileoscope (awesome on the moon...)
Quote:Quote:.. only to see a rich, fluffy stratus layer (or some other cursed member of the cloud family ) which must have just rolled in mere minutes ago? Yeah.. tonight was one of those nights I do a double take at the sky and think suddenly, oh what the hibiscus?? Ah well, right back inside with me then. Guess I'll just do some reading! Living about 4 miles from the Pacific Ocean, it's fairly common that after sunset the clouds roll in. I usually check before I setup to see the situation. The other night though, it was clear at sunset so about 20 minutes later I loaded up the tripod with eyepieces, hauled the scope outside, went back for the chair, looked up and it was nothing but clouds. Hauled everything back, put the eyepieces away... Thought... better check next time.Of course this evening, I thought there wasn't a chance but now I see sucker holes just waiting.Jon
Quote:Same here tonight. My little cousin is staying here tonight and I asked if he wanted to see the Moon; clearly excited, he says yes. I set everything up outside and look up as a massive cloud wave swallows the moon. Maybe next time...
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