Kevin Apertura 8" Dob, Pentax K-5 My Photography Website -- My Flickr
"Warning: Objects in telescope are farther than they appear"
Orion XT8 SkyQuest, 10x50 Orion Scenix
Amateur astronomer since June 2011
Quote:What it will likely come down to from your latitude is transparency and timing. If it's clear down to the horizon, I'd give it an attempt when it transits.
Astronomical Association of Southern Illinois
Quote:Has anybody seen Omega Centauri from 40 degrees latitude? I plan to try in a couple weeks from Central Illinois. According to Stellarium, the best time to see it is early to mid-May at 10:30-11 pm when it will be up to 3 degrees above the horizon. Is it very likely I'll spot it?
I want to do more then just look.
C-11 SCT, XT10i Dob, C-6 SCT, ETX125PE Mak-Cass, TV102, & AT66
"We the People are the rightful master of both congress and the courts - not to overthrow the constitution, but to overthrow the men who pervert the constitution." Abraham Lincoln"
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 19:1
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Lard Greystoke 10" Odyssey Compact "With Tantor, the elephant, he made friends. How? Ask me not."
14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
6'' Orion SkyQuest f/5 12.5" Astrotel truss dob f/3.3 20" Super FXQ Starmaster William Optics 80mm ZenithStar ED II 1850/2500 Observing sessions grand total for 2013, 49. So far in 2014, 11
--Dawg, the Russell "Akita mani yo." Observe everything as you walk. (--Lakota) Celestron Celestar 8 Standard SCT, f10 Celestron C80ED ref., f7.5 Celestron 80mm Wide View ref., f5 Orion 120ST ref., f5 Criterion RV-6 Dynascope, Newt., f8, (c. 1962) Sears Discoverer 60mm ref., f7, (c. 1973) Celestron Ultima DX 10x50 Nikon Action Extreme 10x50 Tasco 7x35 wide
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
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
<2 hour drive to gray/black zone “Contrast is not everything. Outside of aperture, contrast is the only thing” -Carl Zambuto
ORION XT8 Bushnell Legend 8X42 binoculars Celestron OIII filter A half-dozen budget plossls
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Ross Workman Dawson Springs, KY West Kentucky Amateur Astronomers www.wkaa.net 18" f/4.5 Frontier Dob with a Galaxy primary - Argo Navis - ServoCat Meade 12.5" f/4.8 Starfinder (to be converted into a truss one of these days...) Tasco 38T 8" f/6 Newtonian