Celestron 150 XLT ReflectorCelestron C6-n Reflector102GT-SLTXt6Vixen StarGuy
Quote:I observed Jupiter the entire time. I was so darn excited I couldn't stand it.
Quote:I've just created a design for adjustable wooden replacement legs for the Nexstar 102GT. Part of this design is an accessory tray/spreader that is quick to attach and detach while contributing to the rigidity of the system. The goal is a highly-functional unit that can be made from common and inexpensive materials with a minimum amount of effort. I'm building the prototype this weekend, and once things are done I'll post the results
Celestron First Scope 76mm mini Dob Orion 120mm ST f5 Achro Refractor LQQking for a Celestron C6 soon Nexstar GT Mount on Davis & Sanford ST600 Astro 600 Tripod NTECH LN-300 High Resolution (1024 video) 0.5 Focal Reducer with 0.3 adaptor
Nikon Action 8x40 binos C4-R, mountless 114NT Everglades Astronomical Society "When the Moon is a couterfiet, better find the one that fits, better find the one that lights the way for you." ISTAR Scope Club
Rob Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another..... Plato
Quote:I was able to make what I'm now calling the "Everyone Tripod" in a few hours this afternoon. I have to admit a good chunk of that time was spent gathering the tools and remembering how they worked! Anyway, I thought people would like a picture:
Quote:Just came in from looking at Jupiter with a crick in my neck. Any recommendations for a 90 degree diagonal for this scope?
I picked up this one about a year ago after having the same "fun" with the 45-degree diagonal included with the scope. I always wanted to try out a correct-image diagonal, and this one does not disappoint!
Orion Correct-Image Diagonal
Quote:My opinion is if you are into this hobbie and can afford a 6 or 8SE then go for it. Even a 4 or 5 SE are nice because of the long focal length and short tubes and are much lighter than the bigger scopes. So they may get used more often. When I got my 8SE I used it less than most of my other scopes because how heavy it was. Just my honest opinion.
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
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
Starhopping inner city skies
8x30mm, vx80mm f/7.5, sw100mm f/9, wo120mm f/7.5,
µ180mm f/12, vx200mm f/9.75, µ210mm f/11.5,
vx130mm f/5, o254mm f/4.7
ES35,25, 17LVW, 11T6, 7UO, 24-8 zoom
Quote:OPT is offering the 102gt ota for a little over a ben frank.It's a good time for newbies. so many choices at bargain basement prices.
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.