Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
Terry Danks Photography: Birds, Scenery, a little astrophotography too. http://danks.netfirms.com/home.htm Equipment List: Too embarrassed to list it all. Roll-off-roof Observatory Constructed Fall, 2013
Ray Teeter 18" f/3.5 Dob D&G 5.375" f/20(?) refractor 天体観測にも威力を発揮する、本格仕様の大口径双眼望遠鏡です。 興和ハイランダー
AT6RC; C6R; 8" R200SS; 10" SNT; RV6; PST Vixen GP + Starbook-S Warped LXD55 G11 Gemini-1 & DSC Gone! HGM-200 Gemini-2 Orion Starshoot DSCI2; DFK 41AF02 Sky Commander 4 SkyShed POD XL3 14.5" f5 folded Newt Finished. Now in storage. Mount for 14.5" Portable obs on 7ftx16ft utility trailer wi 8ft dome Trailer Plans Approved, Jig Built! http://cleardarksky.com/c/MCAOobMDkey.html
Bob VIDEO POD,AT6RC,WO66,C11-HD KWIQ,iEQ-45,6SE grabn go SDC-435 video,MC-Xtreme-video ,T2i,Ntech300 Lunt LS60THa_B1200,QHY5L-2m "life is Fun again" with video astronomy Canon T2i-18mp G11-G2..C14,,Fastar F2 Darksites,CAV,FOO,Onekama-DS-Observatory
"Life is a journey, enjoy the ride" *********** Stellarvue 90 Raptor CF.Explore Scientific 152mm Comet Hunter.Orionx14g.Borg 125SD.Borg 60ED. Borg 50Achro. AT10RC. AT6RC. iOptron iEQ45GTN w/TDM.iOptron ZEQ25.iOptron Cube Pro.iOptron MT Pro/iOptron SmartEQ Pro.Celestron 10x50 Way too many EPs, flatteners and reducers. Nikon D5100, Canon T3i and a bunch of filters.
Deep Space Products
Quote: The iEQ45s have some issues with AP; I'd recommend searching through the forums to read about them.
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
GM-8 GII (soon w/OPWB) ; Orion Sirius w/EQMOD
Orion 80ED; AT72ED; AT6RC
Atik 314L+; Atik 420C
Moonlite Focusers, Moonlite stepper motor
Astrodon 5nm Ha, LRGB; Baader OIII, SII
Starlight Xpress 7x1.25" FW
Sequence Generator Pro, PinPoint, PixInsight, PS CS 5
Quote:Dan, I completely agree. That said, if he's happy with the mount he has, I have to agree with Dave that upgrading to a G2 would be the best option.
“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:What is your opinion of selling off a GM-8 (non GOTO) with the G11 HD tripod to acquire a GOTO capable newer mount?The impetus for this is the prospect of using SkySafari on an iPad Mini to drive the mount. I think this would be particularly helpful in my double star observing. I would build the observing lists in AstroPlanner and export them to SkySafari.I'm currently mounting a 4.7" AP refractor on the Losmandy, and the approximate total load (OTA, finder, diagonal, eyepiece) is around 15 pounds.As I look at the new and used markets, it appears I could almost do the transaction as a wash (no new money in). OTOH, the GM-8 has been a wonderful mount for me, and I could add Gemini for an additional $1500 to obtain GOTO capability.
Dabble in H-alpha solar, lunar, planetary, deep sky astrophotography and spectroscopy....so much to see and do!