12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon, two more days, be here Tuesday)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club
Quote:This is my first post here and I am interested in getting into night viewing and photography of the sky. I am going to be purchasing a telescope in the next few months and probably setting up an observatory to do my astrophotography from.
Quote:My situation is that I live out in the country and have about 10 acres of land, but it is mostly covered with trees ...How large a FOV do I really need if I wanted to photograph most objects in the Northern hemisphere?
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Celestron 8SE Dobstuff 13.1": Swayze refigured Coulter mirror, 6 pt mirror cell (2 pt edge support) and CF focuser board made by me StarBlast 4.5 ST80/PortaMount II Zhumell 20x80/Oberwerk 15x70 on a Seronik-style tripod boom mount Hubble Optics 18 inch F/4 mirror.
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:As a "general" rule, anything below 30* from the horizon gets fuzzier due to all the atmosphere you're looking through).
Quote:"But remember that a tree that's 70 feet tall today will be 71 feet tall next year...."...bigger trees call for bigger scopes......
Quote:Being that the OP didn't say where he or she was from, it's hard to say what is possible. I know for me here in FLorida I'd miss a lot of the Messier's and other stuff if I only went to 30 degree's above the horizon.