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
Orange C8 with Dave Ek's DSCs, SkyWatcher 12" Collapsible Dob, iOptron MiniTower, iOptron SmartEQ Pro, AstroVideo System Advanced Cam MkIi, Samsung SDC-435, Philips CCTV f/1.6 12-240mm zoom lens with Cosmicar 2x extender, and more junk than I can list
Quote:I use an xt8. Bought Sky and Telescope's Field Map to the moon. Tried to orient myself with the map last night and just could not sort it out. I thought I saw a good landmark but it wouldnt have matched the map flipped upside down. (for newtonians) Any tips?
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Orion XT10(Original F/5) SkyStopper Equatorial Platform
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Orion XT8i • Orion Skyview Pro EQ w/ED80 • Orion Funscope ES82 6.7mm ES82 11mm ES68 24mm Orion Highlight 7.5mm Plossl Orion Sirius 10mm Plossl Orion Sirius 25mm Plossl GSO 1.25" 2x Barlow
Quote:I see so even though the same face always faces us, it's not always rotated the same way? That might explain it....I thought the bottom would always be S and the top always N.
Quote:You might want to check out the Lunar Field Atlas on my website. It's free. There's a version for any type telescope anywhere in the world. You'll either have to print it out or use the interactive version on a laptop in the field.
Orion XT12G Telrad Orion Q70 32mm ES 82* 8.8mm ES 82* 6.7mm ES 82* 4.7mm Baader Hyperion Mark-2 Zoom Orion Skyline GLP + finder bracket Astro-Tech 2x Barlow for 2" and 1.25" Orion Variable Polarizing Eyepiece Moon Filter Orion UltraBlock Narrowband Filter GPS An awesome wife that bought me the telescope! Apertura AD8 with tweakers package Celestron 15x70 Starmaster Binoculars with tripod Celestron Neximage 5 Member CFAS http://www.astrobin.com/users/billytk/
Quote:Quote:I see so even though the same face always faces us, it's not always rotated the same way? That might explain it....I thought the bottom would always be S and the top always N. This is a GREAT video of the Moon as we see it over the course of a year. It wabbles alot.http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2011/06/time-lapse-tuesday-a-year-in-t...