Celestron 8SE with some eyepieces. Neximage 5 Unmodded T2i/550D Orion Sirius EQ-G
Quote:The wife said she can't wait for a full moon to look at it.
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/
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....
Quote:The easiest "finder" to use especially with a GoTo scope is a green laser pointer...no need to even getup off your observation chair just slew the scope to the star you are looking at and it will be in the FOV of your scopes eyepiece all the time...Plus you only need to use it to center 2 or 3 stars each night..Seriously I ran mm 8i with a green laser, a Telrad and a 8x50 RACI finder all bolted on to the scope at the same time for a good 4 months.... ended up removing the Telrad because I never used it..and I honestly could have removed the RACI finder for the same reason EXCEPT I sometime use the RACI finder as a wide field very low powered telescope in its own right...YOU do have to be careful and stop, look and listen for airplanes when using a laser... I'm only 60-70 miles away from BWI, Dullas, and Andrews AFB and we do have a local airport PLUS my house is directly in the flight path the President uses to fly back and forth to Camp David which is 15 miles from my house.which is at the very edge of the NO FLY Zone surrounding Camp David when he is up there .. BELIEVE me when I hear a Helicopter the laser stays OFF if I hear Multiply helicopters I don'e even slew the scope....LOL Bob G.
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
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
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. SkyShed P.O.D (Dream-Maker)
Quote:I don't have any problems with my 9x50 finder. I find the field wide enough to find objects with ease. The x9 is useful as a small wide angle scope, for looking at open cluster, rich star fields, asterisms etc.Regards. Peter.
François C8 f/10, lunt 102 mm f/7 ED. SkyWatcher 12" f/5. pentax XW 40, 30,10 delos 14, 8, 6, 4.5. Vixen lvw 22 Brandon 12, 8 TV 2x barlow Closer and closer to the ideal eyepiece collection, but never reaching perfection
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