Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
NightFire 6" f/8 Refractor with Moonlite focuser Meade 7" LX200 GPS Mak Meade 16" LX200 GPS S/C D&G 10" f/15 Refractor with Parallax Mount Fuji Meibo 25x150 Bino's Celestron 14x100 Bino's Little Giant 11x70mm Bino's "The Beyondness of Things" By John Barry - My favorite observing music
Clear skies - Jim Crazy PNW imager !
A-P Mach1 on 12" concrete pier - ROR structure.
Tak FSQ85-EDX, Tak FS-128. Orion 8" f/3.9 w/MoonLite motorized - MPCC MkIII CCD:
SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
Quote:I heard that clouds were invented in the Oregon/Washington area. Is that true?
Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Quote:You buy a nice mount like the MI-250 and you expect to use it after just a week or two of clouds? That nice a mount is liable to get you a whole year of clouds. Add to that all those people who purchased the TMB eyepieces on NEAF special, the Televue eyepiece sale, and all the other sales and we may never see clear sky's again. I hope it clears up soon for you.
Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo
Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS
Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75
Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue
Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300
Messier Certificate # 2508
My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Quote:It's no better in Virginia. We had one of our wettest Mays in history last year and it looks like Mother Nature is trying to break that record this year.
-My kingdom for blue squares!-
mini Borg 50/ST-i/PHD
CGEM - Hypertuned by Deep Space Products
Canon 500D Hypercams Baader mod
My Friend Flickr
waassaabee @ Astrobin
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Quote:You just might get lucky Aaron, it's close to a full moon so the clouds may part for a little while.
Quote:No, clouds were invented in California. But Oregon and Washington hold the copyright on RAIN!!!!!! Haven't seen a photon falling from the sky for two whole weeks!John
Quote:That marine layer would drive me nuts. I lived out in the bay area for a little while. Beautiful sunny skies all day, followed by clouds at 6pm...like clockwork...just about every day. Maybe you guys should take up solar observing. I did my part and spent a bit of money on some grass seed and topsoil for my yard. That should help spark a month long drought. I suggest others join in and do the same.
Quote:Gary... I'm looking at your CSC and thinking you ain't got NO clouds! I'd give up BEER for a week for a CSC that looks like yours does right now!Edit: yours also, Aaron!Clear enough skies
Explora Dome information can be found here: www.exploradome.us Rodney Orion XT10g Canon XSi Extremely happy Explora Dome home observatory owner