Scopes: 10" dob, 13" dob, 4" refractor
"Only gold is money, and nothing else. " - John Pierpont Morgan
Quote: Although all of that added a lot of cost to the scope it was still cheaper than buying a premium scope.
Quote: I don't want to spend more for no reason.
"I have been paddling in the shallows of a great ocean of knowledge." - Sir Isaac Newton * * 15" F4.55 Starsplitter Dob & a Denk II binoviewer * * http://peaceofsky.wordpress.com/ Pacheco State Park Fremont Peak
16" Starfinder f4.5 Dob
6" Starhopper f8 Dob
20x80 Zumell Bino's
32mm Meade Series 5000 26mm Orion Q70 18 mm Meade HD-60 12mm & 7mm Celestron X-cel
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Celestron NexStar 8SE f/10 SCT with StarSense Orion 120mm ST f/5 Refractor Explore Scientific 80ED, Triplet, f/6 Refractor Coronado PST Ha Solar Scope Meade ETX Astro, 90mm Mak, the original Celestron CG-4 mount, for sale Celestron CG-5 Go-To mount Desert Sky Astro DSV-2 Alt Az, Oberwerk Tripod iOptron SkyTracker Orion 14 x 70 binoculars, DIY binomount Member, Northern Colorado Astronomical Society http://ncastro.org/
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
Quote: If you don't have a dedicated observing chair, that $150 would be better spent on a chair, a comfortable viewing position goes a long way.
Quote:Thanks for all the replies. An observing chair is on my short list right now. Will certainly get that figured out before I get a second scope. I may end up with a Zhumell or similar. The Discovery scopes are interesting, but are they really much better than an Orion or Zhumell, I don't know. Thanks again for all the replies. If anyone else has any opinions feel free to share.
Quote: People spend thousands of dollars to ride a cruise ship, thats OK, perfectly normal.
But spend that on a nice telescope, everyone thinks your crazy. Why?
12" & 16" Dobstuffs, Tak FSQ 106, Sky-Watcher Quantum 150mm F7 Triplet
Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform
Quote:Let me ask, why is it that:People spend thousands of dollars to ride a cruise ship, thats OK, perfectly normal. But spend that on a nice telescope, everyone thinks your crazy. Why? A telescope will give you viewing pleasure to last a lifetime.
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