17.5" f4.1 Manual Discovery Split Tube Dobsonian (Love 100 AFOV and wide TFOVs).
Denk II Dual Power Switch 3x3=9 powers x3 OCS = 27 power options per eyepiece pair.
2.3x40 to 25x100 Binos (and many in between).
Theoretical Amateur Astronomer (currently without scope)
Quote:......................................... since I live in the north, and will most likely not travel that far south.
AL Master Observer C #24
C10NGT, Z8, 150 Rumak, XLT 150, C6, C5, SW5 Newt, 4.5 Ball, C102GT, C90, ST80, A70LF; 15x70, 25x100; Burgess BV; Paracorr II; T6 2.5, XO 2.58/5.1, Ethos-SX 3.7, Delos 4.5, TV Plossl 7.4-26, BCO 10, Hutech HC 12.5, Sterling 12.5-25, ES100 14, CZJ H 16/25, CZJ O 16, M5k UWA 24, T5 31, Ultrascopic 35, Titan-II 40; Bino Pairs M5k UWA 6.7, Baader Zoom 8-24, M5k SWA 24, TV Plossl 26, RKE 28.7; Zooms NZ 2-4, NZ 3-6, Leica ASPH 8.9-17.8, Baader 8-24; Baader Zoom Barlow, VIP Barlow
Quote:I'm not a world traveler, so I doubt if I'll pick up this one. I do travel to other worlds ... but from here in the Northern Hemisphere.Mike
Quote:Quote:I'm not a world traveler, so I doubt if I'll pick up this one. I do travel to other worlds ... but from here in the Northern Hemisphere.Mike then the book may be the only way you will see the southern gemsedj
Quote:Quote:I'm not a world traveler, so I doubt if I'll pick up this one. I do travel to other worlds ... but from here in the Northern Hemisphere.
then the book may be the only way you will see the southern gems
Quote:I'm not a world traveler, so I doubt if I'll pick up this one. I do travel to other worlds ... but from here in the Northern Hemisphere.
Quote:Is there any info which gem's Steve selected for this guide?
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
Quote:In addition to repeating 33 Caldwell objects, he also repeats 7 Messier objects mostly in Sagitarius (M83,m6,m8,m69,m22,m54,m55).All objects were all listed in Dunlops catalog, and most were discovered by him.Since the Messier objects are so well known, I feel these could have been in the appendix, except if Dunlop was the discoverer. O'mearea combined M6 and B283, but did not list brighter M7 which is closer to B283. I always found M7 far more impressing than M6 especially since you can see it naked eye in the south.If you subtract the Caldwell and Messier Objects you have 120-33-7=80 new objects. I wish O'Meara would have provided 110 new objects and listed these 40 repeats in the index. Observers in the Southern Hemisphere will like it since Dunlop probably selected the best of the best from what he could see. Omeara selected the best 120 out of these 620 cataloged Dunlop objects (don't know how many he actually discovered).
Quote:maybe he could have done better by going further South,but there are not that many books about the southern skies.name the better books available, please?edj
Quote:This is $31.77 from Walmart with shipping but not tax. Don't know if they pack well.