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LX850 & Astronomy blog: http://lx850.tumblr.com
Ok, equipment list…for reference purposes only!
…Missing my RV-6. Why oh why did I sell it?!?!?!?
Meade LX200 10" f/6.3 Classic
Celestron Nexstar 8SE
Celestron 90mm Mak
Meade 90mm f/8.8 Refractor
Celestron CR-150-HD6 ,6" f/8 Refractor
TASCO 60MM X 900 MM Refractor (My first scope that my wife gave to me for Christmas in '91 , still have it.
Celestron CG5 Advanced Mount
Celestron Bino Viewer
Orange Zone 10'X12' Roll Off Roof Observatory Southeast, South Dakota
MarkLeica 8x20; Nikon Action 7x35; Vixen Apex Pro 8x42; Orion 15x63; Docter Nobilem 15x60WO Megrez II 80 FD / APM 107mm f/6.5 / Mewlon 210 on DM-6 + Berlebach Planet
APM/TMB 115/805 APO Celestron ED-80 Celestron 9.25
CG-5 Vixen Porta II
Naglers: 17T4, 13T6, 3-6 zoom UWANs: 28mm, 7mm Pentax 10XW, 10mm Radian
Misc EP: 50mm Parks, 42mm GSO, 2x TV Barlow, sundry plossls...
Quote:I have maybe gone through 8 scopes in the last 10 years. I have never been interested in astro photography. Visuall observer here. Whether it was a 90mm mak, cpc, 9.25, lx90, or the ls8 which is what I currently have, have been wonderful instruments for my hobby.Here is my dilemma; I have never taken any of these scopes to a dark site. Well in a month it's finally going to happen. So I purchased a jmi case, got a tripod bag. Have everything I need. Problem is that I don't have room in my car. With 2 kids, wife, luggage, etc, the jmi case takes ALOT of room. Oh and I have a double stroller.I want to bring the biggest aperture I can, with ease of use, and portable.I looked into options of an OTA and separate cgem mount for I.e., but I'm a little scared on the prep time with that vs the ls8.Do any of you have a simple solution?
Celestron Super C8+ (deforked) Atlas EQ-G Mount Celestron Onyx 80mm ED F Canon T4i (unmodified)
Quote:Do any of you have a simple solution?
Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Gary Zapotoczny Stellarvue Black Hawk Classic Refractor Celestron 8 SE SCT Meade ETX-80 Refractor Celestron SkyQ Wifi Module Orion Imager IV Camera Samsung SDC-435 Surveillance Camera Canon T3i Sears Diehard Portable Power 1150