"My advice is free and worth every penny!"
AP 130EDF-GT & AP Mach1
C14-XLT & AP 900GTO
Meade LX850 14" f/8 OTA
Atlas EQ-G Equatorial Mount
Televue Genesis sdf (f5.4)
WO Zenithstar 66
Mayflower 80mm f/15 refractor
A. Jaegers 6" f/5 RFT
A. Jaegers 6" f/10 refractor
Meade 8" f/10 LX200 SCT OTA
A 10 year old "Backyard Observatory"
Quote:I haven't read it yet but I have to admit that I'm tempted.[url=http://www.amazon.com/Sunward-Passage-ebook/dp/B00BKAZODM]http://www.amazon.com/Sunward-Passage-ebook/dp/B00BKAZODM[/urlInvolves professional observatories and astronomers and written by a professional astronomer (no surprise there!)
I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob
Scopes - 10" Meade LX200, Coronado 90mm, Vixen ED103, Orion 80mm Guide Mount - AP1600GTO Std (Encoders.... someday) Cameras - Atik 320E, Atik 314L+, Atik Titan, Mallincam Xtreme X2, Skyris 274M, Orion StarShooter, Canon 7D Instruments - L200 Spectrometer (300,600,1200 gratings), SA100 Diffraction Filters - LRGB,OIII,SII,Ha; J/C UV,B,V,Ic,Rc Way too many computers....
Telescopes are instruments of hope and faith. Hope that a better, clearer and brighter universe can be observed. Faith that we can bring these discoveries back to our small planet and create positive changes for all of it's inhabitants.
Quote: Doubt that one would ever be solved.
C11 Edge HD, C925 XLT TEC 140 (#352) w/ AT65EDQ Skywatcher 100ED w/ WO66SD ZenithStar, ES 80mm Apo Sirius, Atlas EQ-G, "Atlosmandy" Pro AZ/EQ-G, T-Rex Apex,Porta II DBK21AU04, DBK21AU618, DMK21AU618, DMK31AU03, ASI120mm/mc, Hutech 500DH Beaglehaven Observatory (BYO #168)
Dave Celestron C102 4" achromat, Antares 1529 6" achromat, CGEM mount, Eyepieces: Proxima 31, Televue 20 Plossl, Celestron Ultima 12.5 & 7.5, TMB 5 & 4
Quote:I couldn't resist joining as I wanted to say how pleased I am to find you folks interested in my book and invite you to write a review on its Amazon listing if you are so inclined. Best, Hal McAlister
Quote:It showed up when I Googled "Sunward Passage." I hope you don't mind my jumping in.