Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
Quote:Italy seems quite noticeably more densely, brightly lit than any of the others.
Quote:The Arabian peninsula had not just bright spots around the edges where the cities were, but quite a few substantial islands of light smack in the middle of what I had assumed was some of the most sparsely populated, hostile desert on earth (the empty quarter).
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Metuchen N.J. C10ngt TV 85,102 2 cg5gts cube pro 13 ethos 27 pan 19 pan 24 pan Baader wedge,35 pan 6 radian 2xpowermat 4xpowermate 9 nagler jmi feathertouch 35 Panoptic pst Denk std Denk 2s&d21s+ Pst doublestack,SM40 12Nagler Questar hd pier DSI 2 color SBC 900NC Star seek module C 9.25 slt mount AT 80 apo IEQ 45
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
Quote:The Williston Basin and its oilfields spanning the ND/MT border is the large fuzzy patch north and west of Minneapolis. Wow!
Quote:Can I mention how lucky I feel to live out west? I feel even luckier to live in Utah with its wide choices of dark sites to travel to.
NP-101 on a DM-6
Teeter 11" STS/Waite Mirror
Zeiss, Fujinon, Nikon, Vixen binoculars
Quote:Ah, Capital Reef, my favorite observing site. Lucky man! And indeed, all of us are lucky to live in the great American West.Dark skies.Jack
Quote: And indeed, all of us are lucky to live in the great American West.
Tom Polakis Tempe, AZ Visual observing, DSLR photography, lunar & planetary imaging http://www.pbase.com/polakis/
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack