Norme 150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO Yellow Zone "People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Mark Oak Park Observatory (aka my backyard) Bortle 7 Orion 90mm AstroView; EQ-2; 1.25" 25mm, 10mm Plossl Celestron Eyepiece Kit; 1.25" Barlow x2, 32mm, 17mm, 13mm, 8mm, 6mm Plossl; filters UO Super Abbe Orthos; 1.25" 7.7mm, 16.8mm Meade 60mm StarFinder; modified alt/az video camera tripod (it works!); .965" 25mm, 12.5mm, 9mm, 4mm; Moon filter. Meade 60mm Jupiter; Antares .965" 25mm, 12.5mm 10mm Super Plossl Bushnell 7x35 binos Simmons 10x50 binos Beach Chair
Quote:Straaaaaaaaaaay! I'm sure you don't mean it, but don't even joke about such things. Makes me feel bad, and it would break my heart if my passion got in the way of yours. You know I am pulling for you in every way.Remember, this isn't a contest. The sketch is nice, it's the memories of our observations that are priceless. As Jason said, it's camaraderie. A support group for those who sit alone in the dark. I know you understand, just want to be clear I do, too.Find your passion, my friend, and pursue it. How can you not succeed? You know how all that works. (Well, surely we both have a few stories about when it doesn't. ) Carbon stars or doubles are nice subjects. Some guys like the sun, some can really deliver on the moon. I just fell into planets, so might you. Fall into a passion and let it take you to...uh, to...Nirvana. I think that's where it leads. Ah, I find myself lecturing like my mother and in need of a spanking.
Quote:WHEW! Thought we lost you...thanks for showing up! Yea, I knew you were kidding, but I still felt it.Telescope envy, there is plenty of that for everyone, including your's truly. Like money, there is never enough. We have to observe within our means. Glad your back and posting.