Stellarvue SV85s LOMO and SV102A LOMO refractors, Discmount DM4 mount,
AD10, NoName8, DS-16 with Spooner primary.
ES, Sterling, Parks, Baader, TV, GSO EP's and a lone Nagler.
Nikon, Celestron binos
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:Arizona and Nevada are other options. Temperatures are reasonable at higher altitudes. In the 19th century, Percival Lowell chose Flagstaff as the location for his observatory.
I think it is clearing up!
Retired owner of Tectron Telescopes and retired editor of "Amateur Astronomy Magazine." Author of "The Modern Dobsonian" and "Starry Starry Nights"
Quote:Visit our web site for the New Mexico Astrtonomy Village and you can read about the area and find lots of photos. http://www.tomclarkbooks.com/NMAV.htmlWe have been here two years so far and love it, especially the low humidity. After living in Florida for 40 years this is heaven.The high altitude makes for pleasant days, even in the hottest days of summer, yet the winters are mild.From our web site:Life living at the NMAVI receive quite a few emails from astronomers asking about what life is like living here at the NMAV, so here what we have found after just two years…History: We just purchased our property here in Oct of 2010, and so far five other astronomy families have purchased property here for their retirement, so obviously we are not the only ones who find that this area had just the right quality of life we were looking for. Location: We are 20 minutes from Deming, and 30 minutes from Silver City - the best of both worlds. We live out in the desert under very dark skies with good seeing, yet town and all the conveniences are 20 minutes away. There are many other astronomy places in the southwest where you are far from civilization, and have to live the life of a hermit. Can you imagine a 100 mile round trip to the grocery store? How about two hours or more each way to go to Home Depot? Forget about going out to eat, or playing golf, or having any kind of social life… Las Cruces is a fairly large town where you can find anything. It is just one hour away down the interstate.
"The problem with doing nothing is not knowing when you're finished."
Nelson De Mille
Quote:Oh I forgot Carne Adovada !!!!
“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
Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.
Celestron C11 Edge / Paramount MX
Innovations Foresight On-axis Guider (ONAG) Orion SSAG and PhD guiding
Atik 383L+ mono and EFW2 ; Baader LRGB filters
Deep Sky Stacker; NIH ImageJ; Regim; IRIS
my astrobin gallery
NP-101 on a DM-6
Teeter 11" STS/Waite Mirror
Zeiss, Fujinon, Nikon, Vixen binoculars
Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
Quote:>Ideas appreciated.What about Eldorado at Santa Fe? The house prices seem to be much more affordable and in a yellow area. It is on my list of places to visit as I get closer to retirement.