Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
AL MasterObserverC #24
Quote:I have one. I don't use it all that often, but it is a nice product.
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."
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Quote:It's a handy map but I never really used mine either. At the same price point the Pocket Sky Atlas is a better buy.
Quote:Another tidbit of information...
One of the world's best observers, Steve Gottlieb, created the list for the DeepMap 600
Those who are looking for the "list" of the objects in the DeepMap 600 - take a look here.
I enjoy sharing the Universe with Children of ALL ages. I do some outreach with different groups with Astronomy, as Physical condition allows. I have been a member of several State Astro Clubs in Tennessee.I am also a Member of the National Space Society. Share the Dream of the Future and the Young People will make it happen.
Quote:One thing can be said, you can get them to sign their original work,and you can store it on your self.. But how do you feel about meeting them and getting them to sign you electronic device ?
Clear Skies, TonyScopes: Celestron 150mm SCT, ES 102mm refractor, 114mm Newt, Circle T 80mm refractor, Cel./Vix. 60mm refractor "the Brute" EP's: Various and sundry along with barlows WO and ES Dielectric Diagonals Filters: DGM Optics NPB, Orion SkyGlow Filter, color and longpass AstroZap Dew Shield, Vibration Pads etc... AstroPlanner V2.1, SkySafari 4 Plus, Vortex 8X42, 60's 7X35 Binocs Astronomy in the Orange Zone! ...73 de KM5JH...
Quote:I've had mine for many years and after the observatory was finished I put it up on the wall where it comes in handy and is totally weather-proof. ---Maya
Quote:Preston,It was the year Peach State Star Gaze was done in Tennessee and David Levy was there also.I also have several items signed by A. Rukl when he was in GA a year or 2 earlier for PSSG. All these folks were great to meet along with their wives. One thing can be said, you can get them to sign their original work,and you can store it on your self.. But how do you feel about meeting them and getting them to sign you electronic device ?
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote:Well, the autographs are cool and all--I got Rukl's when we were in Coperhill too. Got Alan Shepard, etc., etc. But that's not really my cup of tea. I enjoyed meeting these people, but having or not having their autographs on their works doesn't mean pea turkey to me.
“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
Quote:Mr. Tirion was a delight when I spent an hour with him on the field,just me and him. ...
.... I remember him asking me why people decorated their Dobs with Stars and other Space related stuff. I just laugh and told him we do thing like that here over here in America. ....
... He is just a normal person as the rest of us,but has done some outstand work threw the years and still does. My sign copy is in a frame,and I keep one on myself and another with my field equipment. This is a great tool, weather resistent,No GPS needed,EMP protected !