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
Quote:Thinking about getting a wedge and a ccd camera....in a few months.
Orlando, Florida, 81° W, 28.5° N, Joined: 8/27/11
CGEM, C8, C11, AT72ED, NexStar 5SE
Orion Starshoot Pro V2 Color, NexImage 5 / ASI120MC Planetary imagers
My photos: http://astrobin.com/users/Steve/
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
1991 Meade Premier 2120 10" f/6.3 SCT on LX6 drive 2004 Meade ETX 125AT Orion 8" f/4.9 Newtonian Celestron Nexstar 8SE
NexStar 8 SE with 9X50 R.A. finder & 1 1/4" diag. Tele-Vue Plossl 26mm, 21mm, & 10.5mm Brandon Orthoscopics 32mm, 16mm, 12mm, & 8mm Celestron E-Lux 25mm Plossl Agena enhanced W.A. 15mm & 20mm Celestron 8-24mm Zoom Celestron O-III & UHC Filters Dakin Barlow 2.4 25mm plossl w/cross hairs
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/
Truth is the cubed root of Verbosity.
CPC1100 w/ Denk S2 power switch (IVB).
Denk Binotron-27, 2x D21 eyepieces
TV 55mm Plossl AT 38mm Titan 8, 13, 17, 22mm AT AF70 eyepieces
iPad w/Skywire/Skysafari+ StarSense
NexStar 5SE w/associated goodies
80mm refractor & manual GEM
Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
CPC1100 NexStar 8SE
E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm - 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm - Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm
Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP
Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC, & OIII + Solar
Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack.
Dream Maker Observatory SkyShed P.O.D
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
Meade LX850 12" C 8SE Meade ETX 90
Quote:Hey Munchmeister...Don't let us get on your case... its your money and you can spend it anyway you want...on anything you want ... anytime you want... I'm just too darn cheap but I guess just about as lazy since I can handle 2-3 minutes to do a two star alignment ...LOL CLEAR SKIESBob G.
Nexstar 8se (Garfield)
NPL 30, Elux 25, X-CEL 18, 12.5, & 8
AstroZap Dew Shield
Zhumell red LED keychain flashlight
Celestron Moon Filter
Really bad sense of humor
"Gravity" another word for "incarceration"!!!!!!!
Quote:mikerxer Did you get the package that comes with a weeks worth of clouds?
Quote:Ha, but did you think to get the one that comes with a weeks worth of clouds for EVERYONE else, or did you selfishly just get the clouds for yourself. Enjoy your new scope when it arrives.Regards. Peter.
Quote:Quote:Ha, but did you think to get the one that comes with a weeks worth of clouds for EVERYONE else, or did you selfishly just get the clouds for yourself. Enjoy your new scope when it arrives.Regards. Peter. Yorkshire, England?
Quote:What about this setup? Heated shield And the controller: Controller
Quote:Quote:What about this setup? Heated shield And the controller: Controller The heated dew shield should work well. However, I like to route the wiring for the dew heater and controller in ways to keep it out of my way, using velcro and zip ties. That means I want to keep the dew heater and controller permanently mounted on the scope. With a heated dew shield you can't do that because you have to remove the shield, and its wiring, to put the corrector cap back on after a session. So I prefer the separate dew heater strap which can remain on the scope.The downside of the relatively simple controllers like the one you link is that you never know quite how much power to give the heater. You take a guess and end up keeping an eye on the corrector to see if dew shows up and then adjust accordingly. As the night goes on and conditions changes, you have to keep up with it and keep adjusting. Many people just end up setting it a lot higher than necessary so they don't have to keep track of it, but that uses up battery power fast and runs the risk of inducing tube currents which degrade the view. The DewBuster is the one recommended by most here on Cloudy Nights, although it is more pricey. It has a temperature sensor to monitor the OTA temp, and another one to monitor air temp. The dial on the controller sets a temperature differential for the controller to maintain. It then delivers just enough power to the heater strap to keep the OTA a few degrees above ambient temperature. Your battery will last longer, and you can pretty much set it and forget it, and concentrate on observing instead of watching for dew.Just my 2 cents. Opinions will vary.-Dan
Optics: Celestron NexStar 8SE, Nikon AE 10x50 Binoculars; Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars, Eyepieces: X-Cel LX: 7mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 25mm. Omni Plossl: 25mm, 32mm Accessories: Moon Filter 13%, Erect Image Diagonal, SkySafari 4 Pro (iPad), SkySafari Pro (MacBook Pro)
Celestron CPC 800 f/6.3 Focal Reducer
Orion 76mm Tabletop Reflector
Canon 5D MkIII
Astrobin CFAS Member My DIY Dew Shield Project