Tom "Don't always know what I'm talkin about" 8" f/7
My CN Gallery
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
Older sketches in Members Galleries (rolandlinda3)
Equipment: Binoculars & Telescopes & plain old eyes
Special equipment: sometimes astrovideo in place of eyepieces
Quote:Yeah, I like my reflectors. I have a 5" Mak. the images are just too dim, For me.
Mark Seibold, Artist-Photographer-University Instructor-Lecturer, Record holder for most sketch awards and un-broken record over the astro-photographers for over five years
Quote: any equatorial mount that could handle a 12-inch solid-tube Newtonian would cost much more than $2,000 and would be a major hassle to transport and set up.
Quote:There's another angle to the use of Dobs as it relates to sketching. I used to sketch with a 20" Starsplitter II (still do on occasions). It was the only scope I used for my first couple of years of sketching. What it trained me to do was to quickly memorize a feature size, position and context. I would add it to the sketch and repeat, as you put it so well, "sketch and scoot, sketch and scoot".
Kris To be old & wise, you first gotta be young & stupid my website my CN sketch & picture gallery