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
The most important would be a place where you can setup and feel comfortable without having to struggle too much. Hopefully, the area will be blocked from nearby lights. If not, a folding dressing screen from a thrift store works pretty well if it's not windy. With this in mind, it's also necessary to have a place set aside where the scope will be stored. Preferably, both places are such that you can setup and tear down with no more than 10 minutes alloted to each task.
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:Is the push to really that much more convenient than a couple of good sky maps?
My PixInsight Tutorial
Pointer to Other Useful Threads of Mine
Neptune: Meade 8" LX10 with Magellan I Ranger: 200mm SkyWatcher Dobsonian Bushnell 10x50 Binoculars, Galileoscope (awesome on the moon...)
Zhumell Z10 Telrad w/DIY dew heater ES82 30mm, ES100 20mm,14mm,9mm,5.5mm
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:Wow, if its in good shape that's a steal....
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