10" OO VX, 6" iOptron Mak-Cass, Orion 100ED
Orion FunScope Bushnell "Sky Chief I" D=60mm F=700mm w/ Antares hybrid .965"->1.25" diagonal Orion XT6i Orion EPs - 20mm, 10mm & Orion Expanse 9mm Celestron EP/Filter Kit: Plössl EPs - 32mm, 17mm, 13mm, 8mm, 6mm & 2x Barlow Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Vision Master 7x35 binoculars
Everyone knows that the universe is expanding. This is why we constantly need to buy bigger scopes!
Orion 10x50 binos, 25x100 binos
Coronado Solarmax 40
Orion 102mm ED refractor
B&L Criterion 4000
Orion 120mm f/5 refractor
Celestron Omni XLT 150
Levenhuk 8" f/4 reflector
Meade 12" Lightbridge
We mostly come out at night... mostly.
GSO Z8 Degree Circle & Digital Level
Celestron 4"(102mm) SLT 660mm f/6.47
2" 30mm GSO WideView
9mm GSO Plossl
ES 82's : 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 11mm, 18mm
BGO's 5mm, 6mm, 9mm
2" 2X ED Astronomics Barlow & GSO 1.25" 2x Shorty
8-24 Baader Zoom III
Baader M&SG, Semi-Apo
Quote:I would like to get some opinions on my first stargazing purchase. Should I go with some 10x50 binocs or one of the following:Orion GoScope 80mm TableTop Refractor ($120)Orion SkyScanner 100mm TableTop Reflector ($110)Or...Other recommendations. I am open to going up to about $250 maybe $300 on this purchase.This purchase will be a gauge on my overall interest and if I use whatever I get regularly I will most likely upgrade in a year or so (maybe that 12 inch Dob, haha).
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
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?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:Why wait? Get the 12' dob now.
Quote:So I just came across an Orion XT8 Classic on craigs list for $100. It retails for @ $350. I emailed the seller to see it.
Friends call me Duane. Compustar C14, Leo Henzl's Custom C8, 6" Refractor Adv. GT mount, 6" F5 Omni XLT Newt., LXD-75 F4 Imaging SN8, Meade 8" F6 Newtonian, EX Dynamax DX6, RV-6 ETX-90 Astro, Meade 2045 4" SCT, B&L 4000 Vixen/Celestron 80mm F11 JC Penny 60mm AZ/ALT Refractor Binos 25x100