Orion AstroView 6 EQ
25, 10mm Plossl
2.5x TeleVue PowerMate
Orion 15x70 binoculars
Nikon D3100, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4G
Inventor of the Herschel Wedgie. Watch your back.
Astronomy - The World's Second-Oldest Profession.
"You don't know Swift from Astrola." -C.H.-
Quote:Chuck- If you are talking about just a car battery by itself (not in a car), than not really. Didn't have one lying around.Please note that I DIDN'T balance the mount before doing the tests- I guess I should have- so, it was probably off and put more strain on the mount.
Quote:Chuck Hards- unfortunately, on our cars the car has to be on to have power in the sockets. Besides, I would rather not depend on the car.
Scopes: Meade SN6, 10" Dob, Meade LS6, 5" reflector, 8" reflector, 102GT
Mounts: LXD75 and LXD55
Camera: SBIG 8300M, Baader 7nm Ha, OIII, SII, LRGB
Active instruments: 4.25" f/6 Newtonian on altazimuth Springfield mount with crutch tripod -- telescope for the handicapped. 12" f/6 Newtonian Telescope maker since 1958; always more to come? Well maybe just one more and it will be something very special Stellafane Awards: 1977 1st award for 4" f/6 refractor 1978 1st award for 4" f/4 Lurie Aplanat 1983 1st award for Newtonian smoking pipe For Sky and Telescope articles, please see Bio info.