150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
I LOVE THE STARS TO DEARLY TO FEAR THE NIGHT. celestron c-8 8x50mm finder televue 1.25" barlow e-lux 40mm wf, a pentax xl 10.5mm , orion ex 2 ,17mm wf's. an original televue zoom twist type (2000) 8mm-24 filters lite red 23a,violet 47 and yellow both (great for venus) light blue 82a. also an orange #21 to help find the inner planets as they neutralize the blue sky in daylite. Baader contrast filter,helps with planets.orion contrast filter.
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Quote:Hi Eric,My first view of Saturn & Jupiter was 1961 July 15 after midnight. It was one of their 20yr Great Conjunctions (I much later learned) and were near the Cap/Sgr border, declination. c.-20 deg.As there was a row of houses in the way I had to resort to the bathroom window. Removed the 3” from its mount and with a towel wrapped round balanced it precariously on the, jammed wide-open, small upper window (frame). At first with a x25 Kelner then x80 (tricky!) Huygens. Also had to stand in the bath to reach the eyepiece.Went to bed absolutely ecstatic, only to be brought back to Earth later at breakfast by my irate mother querying the dirty footprints in the bath!Thats the old 3" on my avatar riding on the D-K as a finder; but still used and enjoyed as a 'scope proper in its own right.Best, David.