Robert The more I learn, The more there is to learn! Orange Zone Dark Site 3 Mounts 4 Imaging Cameras 3 Guide Cameras OTA's = yes
Mr. Stacy From: Seattle, WA Proud to be a Cloudy Nights Member since 9/15/02* Celestron NS11 GPS - Stellarvue Raptor 90mm APO* Vixen Ultima 8X56 - Fujinon 10X50 FMT-SX - Nikon 7X50 ProStar - Vanguard Endeavor ED 8X42 - Nikon Action Ex. 7X35More cowbell please!
Mike "Once in a while you can be shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right" - Robt. Hunter
Webster 14.5" f/4.5, "Sugaree" Televue NP 101 (name not yet apparent) Siebert Black Night BVs 8 X 42 Celestron Regals, 12 X 36 Canon IS II
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob
Quote:My image of the Ring Nebula has been requested for use in the BBC program Sky at Night. They said they want to use it in the next program, but I don't know when that is.Ajay
Quote:Wow, this really is picture day! I've just gone through the photos on Ajay's link. My favorite is the shrouded, almost ghostly late evening Luna/Venus shot. That's incredible. I'm also just knocked out by the vibrancy of the colors in your wildflower shots. Robert, lovely sunset shot. I bet that was a 360* sight, for sure. "The forest service blended that damage in a bit" Great line! Where was the Harts Pass road damage? Well, money and equipment haven't yet exchanged places but I've bought a scope: a used TV NP101! I think I'm getting another "lifetime scope" for a very good price. The 80 mm was just didn't gather enough light for my preferences, although its small size made for easy handling. The new one, although larger, will retain airline portability. The new one is f/5.4 so I'll have the richest of rich-field views; my Pan 41 will give a true field of 4.9*! I love big views.
Quote:Good job Ajay!Goldendale forecast is looking good for next weekend (new moon). Brooks Memorial has a group site that has plenty of room and toilets etc. Trying to get ahold of someone there hasn't been easy but trying to work it out for Oct. 4-6 Friday-Sat-Sun if anybody is interested.
Modded C9.25, Vixen SP retrofitted with DS motors and Autostar My pics Stars light the world without, to give us purpose They light us within to give us reason We live in a well-lit abyss.
Quote:Plus, I had to buy a heavier mount than I wanted to, you shouldn't have to. Did you get the one with the feathertouch?
Quote:STAR PARTY EARLY WARNING SYSTEM ALERT THIS IS NOT A TESTFor those of you who keep calendars far in advance, Pixieland will be the weekend of May 30, 2014. I know I mentioned a June date a couple of months ago, so this is a change from what I said before. The tradeoff is that we are chancing cooler and possibly worser weather in exchange for longer nights.Come on boys and gambleShake those laughing bonesSeven come eleven, boysI'll take your money home.-- Robt. Hunter
Quote:Thank you Robert, Stacy and Carol.
They said they wanted to include it in the next program. According to the published schedule, that is Oct 6 and 7. Now how does one view it from the US? The on line offering requires the BBC i-player which only works if used from within the UK.
Quote:Quote:Plus, I had to buy a heavier mount than I wanted to, you shouldn't have to. Did you get the one with the feathertouch? Hi, Sean. Yes, this has the F/touch and Starbeam finder.My mount is plenty sturdy, but one thing I didn't anticipate: My Voyager mount suspends the scope from the side, not from underneath. The finder is fixed on the Televue clamshell ring/adapter plate opposite where it mates with the mount. This results in the finder's location on the *side* of the scope instead of on top. It will be a bit clumsy and the scope will block the right side of my open eye view when I want to use the finder. I'll see how it works but I suspect I'm going to want a different setup. I may have an excellent tripod/mount for sale!In my recent perusals through Astromart I've seen a couple of (used) T/vue Gibraltar tripods & the cradle for sale.Edit: turns out there's a second slot on the clamshell where I was able to move the Finder to a different position where it's higher --still on the side but above instead of below the midline. I can use it like this!
Quote:Quote:Thank you Robert, Stacy and Carol. They said they wanted to include it in the next program. According to the published schedule, that is Oct 6 and 7. Now how does one view it from the US? The on line offering requires the BBC i-player which only works if used from within the UK.Ajay That's the pits. I hope someway we can be able to view it. I wonder if there's DVD's covering the program.
Quote:Thank you Robert, Stacy and Carol. They said they wanted to include it in the next program. According to the published schedule, that is Oct 6 and 7. Now how does one view it from the US? The on line offering requires the BBC i-player which only works if used from within the UK.Ajay
Celestron Advanced VX Edge8; Celestron 20X80 binoculars on a 1st surface mirror mount; Orion Q70 set; WO Binoviewers; Nikon 16X50 binoculars.
A little girl once asked as I showed her the Moon with my telescope, "Are you a scientist?" No, it's just a hobby....
South of Seattle - east of Tacoma
Quote:Hi Mike! ha ha, just throw a reminder out once in a while.
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Quote:Hmmmm, Ajay, I see no "start" button on the clip.