Quote:Welcome to the asylum!
Quote:Hello Randle you are more than welcome here. Pull up a chair and get comfortable.
Quote:Quote:Welcome to the asylum! Hahaha, I should fit right in! lol
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Quote:To me that's part of the fun, finding everything on your own. Actually finding it myself is just as rewarding as observing it. Plus I think its a better way to learn the night sky, which was also very fun and rewarding.
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[August 21st, 2017]
-Brian 14" Hubble Optics ATM Newtonian Paracorr II Ethos Eyepieces VE9WTH
Quote:I have been through those moments when the nights were clear and I am busy at work. That's a good feeling though and work / family should come first.
Quote:Welcome Randle, third shift is tough but those few clear nights are really worth waiting for. It looks like you have some nice gear there
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:Thanks for the nice welcome y'all. Just too bad I'm stuck at work during the week. 3rd shift wreaks havoc on my night time hobby lol. Any one else have this problem?
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Quote:Quote:Thanks for the nice welcome y'all. Just too bad I'm stuck at work during the week. 3rd shift wreaks havoc on my night time hobby lol. Any one else have this problem? Welcome,indeed.Second shift means missing all the evening events like PANSTARRS and Mercury and Venus. Although I sometimes take a small scope for a quick look during a work break.And compact binoculars are always at hand.This only helps if you have access to outside. Last night a brief walk in the well-lit parking light was still able to take a quick look at Orion, and Cetus.The parking lot lights are full-cutoff,anyway, don't shine up. The blank grayish sky became darker with a few stars upon just blocking the direct light with my hand and compact binos revealed dozens of stars.
Carol Lakomiak, Tomahawk WI Writing Sky at Night magazine's astrosketch page since June 2009 Moon Sketch Tutorial Sun/DSO Sketch Tutorial CN Gallery Photo Gallery
Quote: I should probably ask this in a different section but what are the views like through a set that your standard (yet popular)astronomy binoculars?
ToddBrunton Eterna 15x51 • Fujinon 10x50 FMT-SX • Garrett Optical Signature Series 15x70Nikon 12x50 Action Extreme • Oberwerk 15x60 and 20x80 (Standard) • Pentax 20x60 PCF WP IICelestron Skymaster 20x80 (Reanimated by Dr. Suddarth)Orion Paragon Plus Mount and Paragon XHD TripodManfrotto 562B Monopod adapted with Manfrotto 222 "Joystick" Head
Quote:Welcome to Cloudy Nights Randle, there's a fair number of folks here from Alabama, myself included. I know what you mean about the cloudy skies this year, clear skies are hard to come by in Mobile all year long. I'm hoping for clear skies after next weekend, so I can drive to a darker site for galaxy hunting. Clear skies to you.Taras