DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob
Metuchen N.J. C10ngt TV 85,102 2 cg5gts cube pro 13 ethos 27 pan 19 pan 24 pan Baader wedge,35 pan 6 radian 2xpowermat 4xpowermate 9 nagler jmi feathertouch 35 Panoptic pst Denk std Denk 2s&d21s+ Pst doublestack,SM40 12Nagler Questar hd pier DSI 2 color SBC 900NC Star seek module C 9.25 slt mount AT 80 apo IEQ 45
“The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an atheist, but at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.” ― Werner Heisenberg
12" LX200 GPS
10" LX200 GPS
4" Unitron 150
4" Bosma refractor
Denk Binotron 27, D14's and D21's
Galaxy Note 8 running SkySafari Pro via Bluetooth
Wireless Autostar II
Tele Vue Pronto, Teeter STS27 w/10" Royce conical mirror. EPs: Pentax, Russell Optics, WO, TV
Quote:Carol -Thanks so much for pointing out this conjunction! My 12 y.o. son Denali and I drove over to a nearby spot with a good, low western horizon. Standing in the cold at about 6PM, just after sunset, we each scanned with a pair of binos. From Stellarium, I knew it should be about 5 degrees up in the WSW, but it took a couple minutes to spot Mercury and Mars, within a degree or so of each other. He was getting cold and seemed like he might want to give up, but he was really psyched when we did spot them.It was a special father-son moment, and it's a rare treat to see Mercury!
Quote:Believe it or not in my 20 years of observing I have never seen Mercury in a telescope or unaided visually. I know it is elusive and have only attemped a look a couple of times. It is the only planet left that I have not seen so I will make sure I see it before summer is over.
Michael Rosolina Celestron CGE Pro 1400 f/11 SCT 1980 Orange Tube C8 f/10 SCT 108mm f/4.2 Astroscan Reflector 50mm f/10 Galileoscope 40mm PST f/10 APM Germany HD 15x70 binoculars Canon 12x36 IS II binoculars Mark I Eyeball My CN Gallery
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
I LOVE THE STARS TO DEARLY TO FEAR THE NIGHT. celestron c-8 8x50mm finder televue 1.25" barlow e-lux 40mm wf, a pentax xl 10.5mm , orion ex 2 ,17mm wf's. an original televue zoom twist type (2000) 8mm-24 filters lite red 23a,violet 47 and yellow both (great for venus) light blue 82a. also an orange #21 to help find the inner planets as they neutralize the blue sky in daylite. Baader contrast filter,helps with planets.orion contrast filter.