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:Whats wrong with your 10" Dob?Or do u want to get into AP?
8" Zhumell dob 12" Zhumell Frankendob Celestron 4" refractor (Vixen) 7x50 binoculars
Quote:SO you have a Haven that we would all drool over Building a small observatory might be your best bet, would be nice not have to setup each time and just slide the roof off.
Paul Long Island, New York Orion Starmax 127 Mak; TScope 14" f/4.7 dob w/ F80 finder; 10" f/4.8 dob; Orion 100mm f/6 achromat; Orion 10x50 Ultraview Binoculars
We mostly come out at night... mostly.
GSO Z8 Degree Circle & Digital Level
Celestron 4"(102mm) SLT 660mm f/6.47
2" 30mm GSO WideView
9mm GSO Plossl
ES 82's : 4.7mm, 8.8mm, 11mm, 18mm
BGO's 5mm, 6mm, 9mm
2" 2X ED Astronomics Barlow & GSO 1.25" 2x Shorty
8-24 Baader Zoom III
Baader M&SG, Semi-Apo
nOOb with a ETX-80, ETX-90 and a Coulter Compact Odyssey 10.
Who you jivin' with that Cosmic Debris? "all science is either physics or stamp collecting" -- Lord Rutherford
Live Life Right. Aim High, Think High
Zhumell Z8. C6-SGT / ZEQ25GT. AR102 / WO Z71.Celestron 15 x 70 / Nikon 10 x 50 action series. Modest range of eyepieces, TV Barlow. Diagonals, FR's. Skytracker / Astronomik CLS II.Canon 70D / 550D.
Celestron CPC1100 Orion XT10i, XT12i Celestron C6R Explore Scientific 80mm APO Celestron Advanced VX mount Lunt LS80THa/PT/DSII/B1800FT Canon 15x50 IS Binoculars ES 82° 6.7, 11, 30mm ES 100 Degree 9, 14, and 20mm Dinkmeier Premimum Binoviewers TeleVue 24 Panoptic pair
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
Quote:Yes I am fortunate! If it were up to me I'd have the hubble on a pier! Unfortunately life got in the way and my issues are mobility. I'm a retired Firefighter and my body took a serious beating. I have considered a "building" but I've always been concerned with the long hot summers of burning heat and the effects of leaving a scope setup in the warmer months.
AT6RC; C6R; 8" R200SS; 10" SNT; RV6; PST Vixen GP + Starbook-S Warped LXD55 G11 Gemini-1 & DSC Gone! HGM-200 Gemini-2 Orion Starshoot DSCI2; DFK 41AF02 Sky Commander 4 SkyShed POD XL3 14.5" f5 folded Newt Finished. Now in storage. Mount for 14.5" Portable obs on 7ftx16ft utility trailer wi 8ft dome Trailer Plans Approved, Jig Built! http://cleardarksky.com/c/MCAOobMDkey.html
Quote:Power supply is not an issue. I have no less than 6 outlets spread out across my backyard. Weight is not too much of an issue provided of course it's not obsessive. It's the length and bulk of the tube. I have to carry it down a flight of stairs to set it up outside.I don't live anywhere near a store or outlet where I can actually look at setups. At the moment I'm hedging toward a 8" SCT and from what I can see the weight and compact tube assemblies might be a good fit but since I can't physically see one I'm not sure
Orange C8 with Dave Ek's DSCs, SkyWatcher 12" Collapsible Dob, iOptron MiniTower, iOptron SmartEQ Pro, AstroVideo System Advanced Cam MkIi, Samsung SDC-435, Philips CCTV f/1.6 12-240mm zoom lens with Cosmicar 2x extender, and more junk than I can list
CPC1100 AstroTelescopes 80 mm f/7, 102mm f/11 ES AR127mm f/6.5 Zummell 254mm F4.9 Dob Coronado SolarMax II 60mm Delos 14mm, Axiom LX 10mm, 15mm 1.25"; 19mm, 23mm, 31mm 2" AstroTech Hi Grd Plossl 4mm, 6mm, 12.5mm, 17mm, 20mm UO Abbe Ortho Volcano tops smoothies Titan 26mm 2" ES 20mm 1.25" Celestron 40mm Plossl (came w/ scope) 1.25" Meade 5000 series 14mm Plossl 1.25" Baader Hyperion MkIII 8-24mm Zoom Pentax XW 7mm 1.25" TMB II planetary 3.2mm, 5mm 1.25" Lumicon UHC filter 2", OIII 2"
Quote:SO you have a Haven that we would all drool over
Building a small observatory might be your best bet, would be nice not have to setup each time and just slide the roof off.
Quote:I'm still motivated to move the Dob around and over the years it's has made more than one vacation trip with me.
Now that a shed with a removable roof has entered my brain patterns it opens up some possibilities that appeal to me. I'm going to look at some mounts capable of holding the Dob. Anyone here have a bigger Dob on a eq mount?
Orion XT12g 12" f/4.92 GoTo Dob Orion 9x50 RACI - Green Laser Pointer Orion 4.5" f/4 EP: ES82 30mm, ES68 24mm EP: Hyperion 21, 17, 13, 10, 8, 5mm Various filters, including Skyglow, UHC, O-III Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow Celestron 12x80 binoculars & mount
The key to seeing more is not a larger scope but becoming a better observer......Jon Isaacs Z 9.74" F/5 11" CGEM with denk S1 5.5mm, 25mm, 32mm plossl 13mm ethos, 22mm T4, 31mm T5, 35mm panoptic pentax 5xw, 7xw, 20xw, 40xw nikon action extreme 10x50W lumicon 1.25" filters Telecat XL, XLK autocollimator, sarasota, florida