David W. Knisely . . . . . . "If you aren't having fun in this hobby, you aren't doing it right." Hyde Memorial Observatory http://www.hydeobservatory.info Prairie Astronomy Club http://www.prairieastronomyclub.org
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
NexStar 8SE; Stellarvue SVR90T; Celestron 102GT; Orion ST80 Orion 9x63, Oberwerk 15x70 binos
And there they still stood, obscurely commemorating man's triumph over time and matter and the triumph of time and matter over man. -- Aldous Huxley, on the Mayan stelae at the Quirigua ruins
Quote:I cannot say with certainty whether the perception was sensation or hallucination, but it definitely triggered some neurotransmission in my dopamine (pleasure) system. Wow.
Orion XT8i Dob
9x50 RACI Finder TELRAD Reflex Sight
Agena SWA 38mm 70 FOV 2" EP
Orion 25+10mm Sirius Plossl 52 FOV EP
ES 82* 11mm, 18mm 2" ES 68* 24mm
6mm, 25mm Ortho. EP
Televue 3X Barlow
Filters Baader Continuum, UV/IF cut, Lumicon UHC, DGM OIII.
SkySafari T-Ring and Adaptor for Olympus E-510 Oly sz-14 SteadyPix Deluxe iOptron SkyTracker 7.7lb Electro Dot Sight RD400X
Quote:I agree with David, one key to seeing color in the Orion nebula is using lower powers and larger exit pupils, the image is smaller but brighter. Any color seen will be subtle, a faint tint rather than the vivid colors one sees in the photographs. Jon
Every week I do something new to reduce light pollution. Eyes on the Sky is at 650,000+ views so far; more views = more awareness. Please consider sharing with others.
Quote:Quote:I cannot say with certainty whether the perception was sensation or hallucination, but it definitely triggered some neurotransmission in my dopamine (pleasure) system. Wow. And too much dopamine can make you hallucinate, so I wonder which came first
Orion XT8 Classic, Self built EQ platform
AstroTech 72ED, AstroTech 6 Imaging Newt
Celestron Advanced VX EQ Mount
Celestron NexStar SE 4/5 Mount (for grab and go)
Canon T3i, Canon XT (Hap Griffin Baader Mod)
QHY5L-II Mono/Orion 50MM Mini
Fort Bend Astronomy Club
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Joseph 2 60mm. x 910mm.fl. Jason refractors(real glass doublets - early 60's) on eq. mounts. 70mm. x 800mm.fl. Tasco on altazmuth mount. 150mm. x 1400 Nippon reflector on gem mount (no mfg. on label). all the original stuff that was supplied by the mfg's. I really like "old school" -cause I'm 'Old School'--L.O.L. *** Also now an 8" Orion XT. *** Also an 80mm Bosma refractor, fl.904mm.
Bushnell Ares 5
ES82* 4.7,6.7, 8.8, 11, 14, 18, 24, 30
Meade 8-24 zoom
TMB Planetary II 5mm
Celestron 1.25" Eyepiece set
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.