DON'T PANIC!-Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Don Wyman
Thomas Watson - Author of Mr. Olcott's Skies. Available in paperback and ebook formats. Weblog: Under Desert Stars
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.
18" Obsession, NexStar 11 GPS, Celestron 8SE (OTA), NexStar GT102 (OTA), SV80ED f/7 (OTA), iOptron ZEQ25 mount, Porta II mount, Panasonic GH3 camera, Mallincam Jr. PRO, Lunt LS60THa(PT)/B600, Exploradome.
Many Views Yield Truth
The Home Astronomer from a city where most people are proud of the light pollution Toys: Tele Vue Ranger, GOTO Mark-X, Lumenera LU070M, Canon 10x30 IS... My observation log and ideas My General Blog
Keep your head up! Solarmax II 90, DMK 41.
Solar eclipse chaser: Madagascar 2001, Libya 2006 and Easter Island 2010. PST Original blue Denk PST corrector, 21's & Denk II BV, wow! Denk Bino/lunt diagonal adaptor. LS100THa/ B1800 (PT) w/ FT. Vixen GP-D2 motorised on Vixen pier. LS 60/ 50 THa/ B1200 (PT) w/ C. Vixen GP motorised & Vixen pier (original all green). Takahashi FS 102. Vixen 102M. Berlebach tripod & GP for travel. DMK 41 FW ATM - spectroheliograph in the making 17 11 2011
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Orion XT10(Original F/5) SkyStopper Equatorial Platform
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)