-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
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
10" OO VX, 6" iOptron Mak-Cass, Orion 100ED
Craig Meade ETX-80 (80mm F/5) refractor Skywatcher 80AR (80mm F/11.4) refractor Skywatcher 102AR (102mm F/5.9) refractor Orion XT10i dob Orion ST120 (120mm F/5) refractor Orion 120mm F/8.3 refractor Orion 127mm MAK Celestron C90 Celestron C6 Explore Scientific 80mm ED triplet Celestron Skymaster 15x70 binoculars Celestron #44104 for exploring inner space The stable keeps growing...I think I need help!
Quote:Thanks guys for the informative responses, I've been researching since I posted this and I found an EP that seems awesome so now I'm really torn lol. The Celestron X-Cel LX 7mm or 9mm. So I think it's gonna be either that one or a Paradigm
Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Orion XT12g 12" f/4.92 GoTo Dob Orion 9x50 RACI - Green Laser Pointer Orion 4.5" f/4 EP: ES82 30mm, ES68 24mm EP: Hyperion 21, 17, 13, 10, 8, 5mm Various filters, including Skyglow, UHC, O-III Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow Celestron 12x80 binoculars & mount
Quote:You guys got me loving the idea of the ES82, and it's so funny because when I was looking at the Celestron x-cel I thought "hey it's only $15 more than the paradigm" now I'm looking at the ES like "hey it's only $15 more than the x-cel". At this rate ill have a set of naglers in no time!
Tom Karpf (tkarpf) Vice President, Astronomical Society of Greater Hartford www.asgh.org
Quote:.....looking at the Celestron x-cel I thought "hey it's only $15 more than the paradigm" now I'm looking at the ES like "hey it's only $15 more than the x-cel". At this rate ill have a set of naglers in no time! ....
Quote:The 8mm fits the requirements, performs well at f/5 so on the Orion should handle the f/5.9 quiet easily and they have a wider view and better eye relief then a plossl..
Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform
Quote:Well apparently there is a "star party" held by Amherst college up on the tallest peak in Massachusetts, and that happens to be basically right in my backyard, ten minute drive! I may get to make some friends after all. Lol sorry I know it's irrelevant, I'm just excited
Quote:For what was described I would consider the Astro-Tech Paradigms at $60.
Quote:I also second the astro tech paradigm pieces I use them a lot still even though I have other more expensive pieces.
Quote:Also note that the Orion Epic IIs are the same eyepiece as teh astro tech Paradigms and are on sale (making them the same price, funny enough).
Quote:Wow...it didn't take you long to unpack it and put it together. Looks great! Hope you get some nice clear skies tonight. Nothing like that where I am; cloudy and rainy, darn it all anyways..lol.
Clear skies!- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
Quote:"... to give the public enough notice I will be making the GO / NO-GO call by 1 PM on Saturday....at which point I will update the website http://www.mtgreylockstarparty.org with the decision and contact the Mt. Greylock Visitor Center so they have an answer when people call in wondering. Please check the website or call the Visitor Center AFTER 1 PM Saturday at 413-499-4262 for the status. You are correct, there is only walk-in camping at the Sperry Road campground on the mountain.... "