,Thanks and always, clear skies.
"Another new world, no beer, no women, no pool parlors, nothing to do here but to throw rocks at tin cans and we have to bring our own tin cans." Earl Holliman (Cookie)- Forbidden Planet
Quote:I received a new book for Christmas; I like it because it's pocket-sized yet really, really detailed:
The Observer’s Sky Atlas by Erich Karkoschka.
Wondering if any of you have tried it out?
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
-- 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)
A Dob, several refractors, a few mounts, and assorted eyepieces. I build things like well reasoned arguments...
Dr. Willie K. Yee President Mid-Hudson Astronomical Assn.Member RAC, AOSNY, IDA, Astronomers Without Borders, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
NexStar 50 Expert, Lunar 50 Expert; AL Outreach, Messier, and Sunspotters AwardsCommander Prius Class Shuttlecraft Zhang HengTeeter 13.1" f/4.5 Custom Dob, NexStar8 SE, Meade 80mm f/6 ED Apo, Meade 363 f/10 80 mm, Lunt LS60THa, PST dbl stk
9mm Zhumell plossl
10mm Agena SWA
17mm, 25mm Sterling plossls
24mm ES82 30mm Zhumell wide field
TV and Knight Owl 2X barlows
Lumicon UHC and OIII filters
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
I see, therefore I gaze! Orion StarBlast 6 Orion SkyQuest XT8g CPC 1100
I'm looking for good books, charts, atlases, and similar resources that would help me explore the Sky from the South Hemisphere...
Also, would any of these work for me there: The Backyard Astronomers Guide, Star-Hopping for Backyard Astronomers, Nightwatch: A Practical Guide to Viewing the Universe, The Amateur Astronomer's Guide to Finding, Observing, and Learning About over 125 Celestial Objects or Turn Left at Orion: A Hundred Night Sky Objects to See in a Small Telescope--and How to Find Them
Thanks a lot.
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants" was NOT a compliment.
Very helpful links, huge thanks
10", 12" GSO dobsonian solid tubes