Quote:A couple of months ago I was at the local "County Convenience Center" where we take trash and re-cycleables. The lady in front of me was about to toss a smallish black case. I asked her what is was made for. She said it was for a clarinet (or some other horned instrument). She said it was only the case, no instrument, but if I wanted it I could have it. No hesitation on my part. After ripping out the innards it makes a great case that holds my new to me 80mm f/6 ED refractor and several eyepieces
Orion XT8, Celestron 102mm f/10, 62mm Mayflower
10x50, and 16x32 binos
Old German proverb: "We grow too soon old and too late smart."
I'm still waiting for the smart.
Orion 8-inch f/4.9 Newt
Orion Apex 90 Mak
An iOptron MiniTower to put 'em on
And a bunch o' goodies to go with 'em.
Alanoodle's Model Portfolio
C11 / CGEM Explore Scientific 127 APO ES 4.7 mm ES 6.7 mm Pentax XW 10mm ES 14 mm TV 17 mm Es 24 mm Orion 12.5 mm reticle GSO 42 mm GSO 2 inch mirror diagonal Unistar Deluxe Alt/Az mount
Neptune: Meade 8" LX10 with Magellan I Ranger: 200mm SkyWatcher Dobsonian Bushnell 10x50 Binoculars, Galileoscope (awesome on the moon...)
History is made at night, character is what you are in the dark.
"Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure science." - Edwin Hubble
Scopes: Celestron 8" SCT CGE Mount - Meade LXD75-SN6 w/JMI NGF DX focuser - Meade LXD55-AR6 w/0.1mm scale double helix (fine) focuser - Orion 80 APO....
Cameras: Canon 10D, Canon D30, Canon 60Da SBIG ST-5C CCD Camera Meade DSI Pro
"He counts the stars, and calls them all by name." Ps. 147:4 (NLT)
Celestron CPC 925
Celestron NexStar 8SE
Quote:I use a screw in ground anchor, like those for a tent or dog leash, to stabilize my tripod. Screwed into ground, under center of tripod, then attached to center of tripod with rope or bungee. Stabilizes tripod and also prevents accidently overturning, or someone snatching and running away with equipment.
Dr. Willie K. Yee President Mid-Hudson Astronomical Assn.Member RAC, AOSNY, IDA, Astronomers Without Borders, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
NexStar 50 Expert, Lunar 50 Expert; AL Outreach, Messier, and Sunspotters AwardsCommander Prius Class Shuttlecraft Zhang HengTeeter 13.1" f/4.5 Custom Dob, NexStar8 SE, Meade 80mm f/6 ED Apo, Meade 363 f/10 80 mm, Lunt LS60THa, PST dbl stk
AD10, NoName8, DS-16 with Spooner primary.
ES, Sterling, Parks, Baader, TV, GSO EP's and a lone Nagler.
Nikon, Celestron binos
Always looking for unwanted or dead LX200 "classic" electronics to recycle.
"Many a night I saw the Pleiads, rising thro' the mellow shade, Glitter like a swarm of fire-flies tangled in a silver braid." Tennyson: Locksley Hall
The original Astronomical Neanderthal
Quote:my dog run observatory! mike h
Astro-Physics 5" f6 ca.1986
The Jordan Levinson Refractor 4" f15 ca.60s or 70s (work in progress)
Orion Apex 102 102mm f12.7 ca.2013
Tasco 10TE 76mm f15.7 ca.1965
Tasco 7TE-5 60mm f16.7 ca.1967 "Focus on far-out stars with professional ease." -Tasco catalog
Tasco 66TE-5 50mm f12 ca.1966-1972, Tower 6314 50mm f12 ca.?
Quote: better yet no new taxes because its a non permanent building..
Our Secret To Life:
Focus on what you have, not on what you don't;
Focus on what you can do, not on what you can't.
Coulter 8" dob w/Push-To finder system
Meade 8" EMC SCT/Celestron CG-5GT mount
GO Gemini 15x70 binoculars/parallelogram mount w/Push-To finder system
The Albuquerque Astronomy Society (TAAS)