Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, Panoptics and Plossl's. Also Pentax 10XW, 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
"A republic, if you can keep it." Benjamin Franklin
Albert RV6's Celestron Ultima 2000 Royal Astro's Lafayette's 1950's 8" f/9 Edmund/Parks Newt 6" 1950's Edmund WF Newt Tasco 8V Coulter Odyssey 10
Quote:You try to observe and your eyes water so much you instantly freeze to the eyepiece, too cold.. tonight, sorry Jupiter.
.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!
Quote:Two sets of long johns, thermal socks, head/face mask and I'm still uncomfortable at 30 above after an hour. All I keep thinking about are the summer nights in shorts and sandals behind the binoviewers.
Paul Maxson Celestron C14, Mewlon 250, Orion EON120, Flea3, ASI120MM. Those who say it can't be done need to stay out of the way of those doing it. http://www.sunspot51.com
Enjoy the sky,
StarStructure 24" f/3.3 Kennedy | ServoCAT/Argo Navis Astro-Physics 175EDF | AP1100GTO | ATS Portable Pier Psalm 19.1 - A Psalm of David. "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork".
DEEP SKY--- ISTAR 150mm F8 R35 PLANETARY- CARTON 100mm F13 UNISTAR---- DELUXE MOUNT NAGLER---22T4-17T4-12T4-9T6-7T6 RADIAN---06 - PANOPTIC 35mm OBSERVATORY: Bortle Blue County Line
Quote:Quote:You try to observe and your eyes water so much you instantly freeze to the eyepiece, too cold.. tonight, sorry Jupiter. Jupiter was exceptional here. I had my C14 out all weekend here in calif. I agree its way too cold, but I run two propane heaters on me, away from my scope and it gets the job done, 42000 BTU's each. Id never manage to observe with out them this time of the year....Ralph
SVR90 Raptor QHY9C OSC Camera ZEQ25 EQ Mount Porta II Alt-Az
SCOPES: CPC1100; AT66ED; EdgeHD 8";SVR90 RAPTOR MOUNTS: CGEM; Vixen GP2; iOptron Sky Tracker; Celestron AVX CAMERAS: Canon 60D;Lodestar EYEPIECES:31T5;D14;D8;P20;P25;P32;TMB9 The Lord sits enthroned above the circle of the earth...He stretched out the heavens like a canopy.
Celestron CPC Deluxe HD 1100
Sky-Watcher Pro 120ED
Explore Scientific 82° 30mm, 18mm, 11mm, 6.7mm, 4.7mm
Canon T3i Baader mod, Hyperstar, IS-618CIU Camera
My Astro Gallery
“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:When it is colder than 40 degrees F.
CPC1100 AstroTelescopes 80 mm f/7, 102mm f/11 ES AR127mm f/6.5 Zummell 254mm F4.9 Dob Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Delos 14mm, Axiom LX 10mm, 15mm 1.25"; 19mm, 23mm, 31mm 2" AstroTech Hi Grd Plossl 4mm, 6mm, 12.5mm, 17mm, 20mm UO Abbe Ortho Volcano tops smoothies Titan 26mm 2" ES 20mm 1.25" Celestron 40mm Plossl (came w/ scope) 1.25" Meade 5000 series 14mm Plossl 1.25" Baader Hyperion MkIII 8-24mm Zoom Pentax XW 7mm 1.25" TMB II planetary 3.2mm, 5mm 1.25" Lumicon UHC filter 2", OIII 2"
Quote:. . . your eyepiece is stuck to your fingers . . . and you can't get it off without removing some skin ! ! !Gloves just don't cut-it,Bob
Ed Thomas Deep Space Products www.deepspaceproducts.com
Quote:I grew up in Wisconsin where we had to plug in our cars at night, but having lived in the desert for about 28 years now, I don't even like to go outside when it gets much below 50F anymore. I never thought that I would find seat warmers useful in my car in the desert, but I was wrong.
"A telescope is either good or cheap, but not both" - but sometimes you get lucky!