ROR Observatory Levenhuk 8" carbon fiber RC, Astro Physics CCDT67 Astro-Tech AT8IN w/Moonlite, Baader Mark III MPCC Levenhuk 80mm triplet, Astro Tech 0.8X reducer/flattener Celestron CGEM DX w/HyperTune STF-8300M SX 7 position 36mm CFW Astrodon 5nm H-alpha Little Piney Observatory
“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: Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Refractorites who lived many years ago.
Dan Orion XT8g If your dob isn't broke, fix it anyway. Don't tell me what I want to hear, tell me the truth.
<2 hour drive to gray/black zone “Contrast is not everything. Outside of aperture, contrast is the only thing” -Carl Zambuto
Quote: So… maybe they’re right and we’re wrong.
-DannyMy warehouseMy Channel
Quote:Yea, but I’m an analytical guy and I like to analyze data. And 99% of the time there are more people on the refractor forum than there are on the reflector forum. So… maybe they’re right and we’re wrong.
Quote:...I like looking at the pictures of the refractors the most. They're just so cool looking!
Celestron 8SE Dobstuff 13.1": Swayze refigured Coulter mirror, 6 pt mirror cell (2 pt edge support) and CF focuser board made by me StarBlast 4.5 ST80/PortaMount II Zhumell 20x80/Oberwerk 15x70 on a Seronik-style tripod boom mount Hubble Optics 18 inch F/4 mirror.
Quote:Indeed. However, unlike the dark lord of the Refractorites, the bright lord was quite dim, and could never manage a perfect image despite the abundance of photons at his disposal, though he did ultimately excel at making excuses for the performance of his scopes, and also evolved a strange aesthetic for boxes and polls.- Jim
Quote:Although things change with reflectors also, when did they have the equivalent of the Dobsonian revolution?
We mostly come out at night... mostly.
GSO Z8 Degree Circle & Digital Level
Celestron 4"(102mm) SLT 660mm f/6.47
2" 30mm GSO WideView
9mm GSO Plossl
ES 82's : 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 11mm, 18mm
BGO's 5mm, 6mm, 9mm
2" 2X ED Astronomics Barlow & GSO 1.25" 2x Shorty
8-24 Baader Zoom III
Baader M&SG, Semi-Apo
Mike Lockwood - Owner, Lockwood Custom Optics. 20" F/3 MX Starmaster, 14.5" F/2.55 self-built Newt., nine self-built scopes, 4.25" to 30" http://www.Loptics.com/
Los Bichos atacan
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
Quote: ...to separate all the peasants in the kingdom from their money.
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
Have you noticed that people not as familiar with telescopes look at big reflectors a little crook eyed when you tell them its a telescope? lol
Quote:Yeah, it's certainly recognizable as a "telescope"... but ya really need to wear a white lab-coat when observing with it, to complete the ensemble, & guarantee ultimate recognizability!