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
George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association
NP-101 on a DM-6
Teeter 11" STS/Waite Mirror
Zeiss, Fujinon, Nikon, Vixen binoculars
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.
Quote:The only groups who seem concerned are astronomers, a few environmentalists, and social workers.
Quote:Ummm, let's stay with LP discussion not gas pricing.
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
John in NW Arkansas
Quote:Why do they feel they have to light up every facility? Lighting does not equal security!
CPC 1100 Fastar / FeatherTouch / Moonlite CS / StarSeek StellarVue SVR-90T Raptor / NexstarSE / Sky-Fi / Vixen Porta II Lunt LS80T/B1800 / Moonlite CF Canon 12X36 IS II Ethos 13mm, 17mm / Nagler 31mm / PanO 41mm ES100 9mm, 20mm / ES82 4.7mm, 24mm 2X Powermate MaxBright Bino Hyperion 8mm x2, 13mm x2, 17mm x2, 21mm x2 Baader Ceramic Wedge
16" F/4.5 Newtonian on Parsec GEM ( in ROR)
10" Orion Dobsonian
2.4" Jason refractor
Borg 45EDII refractor
15x70 Celestron Skymaster binoculars
Canon Digital Rebel XSi(modified)
18-55mm Canon zoom lens
50mm f1.8 Canon lens
105mm Sigma telephoto
Quote:Welcome to my world. I'm certain that my fellow Albertans will attest to the fact that we suffer from this 'industry fed, light dome plague' worse than anybody else. Just look at the LP map . . . Alberta is basically outlined. We only have 3.5 million people here and for a province the size of Texas, that's an awful lot of light to be throwing out. Every time I go to my darksite, I notice another small light dome.
Happy owner of--
A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
Omni 150 Newtonian on CG-4
ES 127 ED triplet f/7.5 on GPD2
Quote:....... I hate to sound so negative but .....we should be under no illusion, 99% of people do not know there is a problem and if they did I doubt that more than 3 or 4% would care.
Quote:Just saw this thread. Very late, but had to write something.The larger point here is: What can we do about it? Who will listen and who will even care. These problems require solutions that are on a massive scale. Large sums of money are required to fund political interests groups that can influence politicans at all levels of government. The problem is so massive that the ball is half way down the hill and picking up steam. Consider this: For all the efforts put into the environmental movement success has been minimal if one looks at the whole. Forest, bird populations, amphibian populations etc. are crashing. I hate to sound so negative but without someone or group with the energy (physical and mental)to start a movement the only thing we can do is complain. What is needed is an Al Nagler type to start a movement. But, we should be under no illusion, 99% of people do not know there is a problem and if they did I doubt that more than 3 or 4% would care.
18" Classic Obsession w/ ArgoNavis & ServoCAT
120mm Orion Sky View Pro refractor
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:I got a place in Tunkhannock, PA. ....... My skies went from green ito yellow quite easily......in the process I lost my second home. .....Place was my childhood and now its destroyed. And there's nothing I can do. All for more fossil fuels...
Nine telescopes of a diverse nature. My Web Site Cosmic Cat: a children's book about astronomy for iPad. English Lessons for Amateur Astronomers