150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
18" f/4.2 homebuilt truss 12.5" f/6 hybrid tube dob
Scopes: 10" dob, 13" dob, 4" refractor
"Only gold is money, and nothing else. " - John Pierpont Morgan
Quote:Last night it was pretty clear and I was observing Jupiter in my back yard. I noticed two of the moons close to the planet on either side and realized a transit was going to begin soon. My younger daughter, the astrophysicist in the making, came outside and asked what I was looking at. I told her and she asked me "Can I look?" Well, I never got that scope back. So, I went back in the house and brought out my strut Dob. Then, my older daughter came outside.I ended up observing most of Io's transit through my 70mm achro. If only every dad should be so lucky! Ed D
.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!
DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser