Quote:Quote:HAIR SHIRT?? Where can I get one of those?
You are automatically issued one when you reach your 40th year or so as an amateur.
Quote:HAIR SHIRT?? Where can I get one of those?
Orange Tube C8, Tasco 7te-5, 4" Criterion Dynascope, Jason/Towa 313
Nikon Action Extreme & Pentax WPii Binoculars
At my club, everything one could want up to 18"
6" F4.6(w/Paracorr) Reflector , 8" F11 Dall Relay Scope ,
6" F5 RFT Refractor w/Istar Obj , G11 Mount Gemini1 Level 4
Quote:Back then I remember reading S&T and wondering about the section that mentioned 25 years ago in S&T. These days I'm horrified to actually remember covers and articles that are listed in their section on 50 years ago in S&T.
Classic refractors incl. Unitrons, Zeiss, Goto Optical, Royal Astro, Edmund; visual observer.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore!"
--------------------Clear Skies, PJ Refl.- 203/1420; Refr.- 110/616, 75/500; Bino.- 15X60, 10X50, 8X30 __________________________________________________
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Quote:Diane Lucas, an amazing individual, who used to share her 6" ATM Mak with some of us younger members. That was an exotic treat!
Quote:Quote:Diane Lucas, an amazing individual, who used to share her 6" ATM Mak with some of us younger members. That was an exotic treat!What else can you recall about that Mak? My club received a 4" ATM Mak recently. I understand there was a subculture of ATMers building Maks back then, as home-grown alternatives to costly refractors, and want to learn more.
Homemade 'scopes 8"f/7,6" f/5", 6"f/4, 4.25" Schiefspiegler,60mm Coronagraph,60mm H-alpha system, 4.25" White-light Solar Newtonian,solar spectroscope, 4" f/12, 4.5" f/16 & 6" f/12 Schupmann Medial refractors, 4" Celestar, 19 Stellafane awards 9 in optics Engineering = Taking what you have and making what you need.
Quote:Since this was before my era, could anyone who was observing during the 60's and or 70's please elaborate on what observing was like in those days? Did you find yourself fussing with your telescope mechanics or did you find yourself paying more attention to what you were observing in the night sky?
Eric Old Chinese saying: Be very careful what you wish for You may get it.
Quote:Well I never got mine darn it! I need a hair shirt keep me warm. I haven't been able to get my butt outside at night to observe with anything other than my two eyes since Thanksgiving weekend. Whenever its clear here at night this winter its also below 30 and I don't allow frost on my 'objective.'
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote: It seemed to me then that is was much more about the sky and much less about the equipment- or perhaps that was just the exuberance of youth and living in the "space age."
Quote:It seemed to me then that is was much more about the sky and much less about the equipment-
Quote:I thought the ring nebula (M57), the trapezium, the double double e-Lyra, and lovely Alberio were also pretty magical in my little Japanese 60 mm back then, even in the suburbs. Never underestimate a good 60 mm on a decently stable mount, even now. And that was back with the 0.965 eyepieces
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Kmart 40mm-Thanks Mom|Jason60mm-Thanks Dad|C80SS-Thanks Wife|C90|C102|C6XLT|AP130EDFGT|C-11XLT EQ-2|EQ-3|CG5GT|Mach 1 & Eagle "For once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards, for there you have been and there you will long to return".-Leonardo da Vinci "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars."-Oscar Wilde ~RIP Dad, you were my best friend...Godspeed!~
4.5" f/10 A Jaegers Homebuilt Refractor,12"GSO f/5.3"Reflector,10"Meade LX-50 SCT, 8" Hardin f/6 reflector Yulin 5"f/9 refractor, 4.5"TASCOS Luminova,11TE-5 & 11TR Lunagrosso reflectors,Cel.100mm Reflector.3" Tasco 3TER 700mm 76mm reflector, Tasco 10TE 76mm 1200mm f/l Refractor 60mm TASCO 7TE-5 1000mm f/16.7 Refractor 60mm TASCO 9TE 700mm f/l refractor 60mm TASCO 9TE-0 710mm f/l Refractor www.vega-sky-center.com
Skywatcher BD 180mm f/15 Mak Intes M703 180mm f/10 Mak ED102 f/7 refractor Vixen LVW42, 22,13,8,5 and Vixen LV50
Quote:Nothing wrong with 0.965 eyepieces. I have some nice Celestron Kellners and one 8mm plossl. Zeiss and pentax made some REALLY nice eyepieces in 0.965. My 18mm and 30mm Kellner have really nice coatings and perform very well with my Tasco 11TR and Sears 6339.
Quote:Hi Glen,Nothing at all wrong with 0.965s. I have a wonderful collection of vintage Japanese 0.965 eps which now include three orthoscopics, but my selection was a bit more limited back then. In 1965-67 my eyepiece collection consisted of a 40 mm Jaegers (I think it was a Kelner- I no longer have it), a 12.5 mm Jaegers Huygens, a 20mm Mayflower Ramsden, 5 and 6 mm Mayflower H.M.s, and one 7 mm Unitron S.A. that was the prize of my collection. I used them to the best of my ability and squeezed every bit of performance out of them. Now I have a full set of Unitrons, several circle V orthos, a couple of Circle T Celestrons and a couple of really nice early Meade Japanese including a 40 mm; all 0.965. I still use the 0.965s in my Unihex and in my Unitron diagonal, but I have also adapted all of my classic scopes to also use 1.25 inch accessories with full aperture adapters so there is no vignetting. I love the classic 1.25 inch volcano top orthos!
1961 8" F8 Criterion Dynascope Deluxe (dob mount) C6, Celestron GT102 ,PST Vixen Ascot 10x50,12x50 Pentax PCF WP II Denk big easy pairs of TV 32mm,11mm plossls, celestron 25mm plossl, 17mm sterling, 9mm X-cel LX, 20mm superviews AT 17mm 70 AF, 8mm AT Paradigm, AT 12mm plossl ES 82* 6.7mm,11mm,14mm,ES 68* 24mm 2.25x Ultima Barlow VT 25mm Ortho, BCO 10mm,18mm, TV Plossl 15mm,26mm, GSO 40mm plossl, 20mm sterling 1 dog, 3 cats, 2 sons and a beautiful wife