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.
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!
Quote:See if you can spot any faint fuzzies in this one.
Tom (Pegster)DSH-8 (GSO Dob) - 15x70 OberwerksED80/SVP - WO 66PSears Discoverer EQ 60/900 - 8x42 Regals History is Philosophy teaching by examples. Thucydides
Quote:Quote:See if you can spot any faint fuzzies in this one. I see lot's of them!Oh, wait. I think I need to clean my monitor.
Quote:Complete Instructions for $50 Bino-View Cloud Filter System:Items needed:1 Roll of 2" removable adhesive (low tac) masking tape.1 Viewmaster Rotating 3D Filter Wheel (er.. viewer) About $17. Viewmaster 1 vintage set of "Exploring the Universe - Astronomy" ViewMaster Filter (er.. slide) Packet about $28. Slide Real 1 FlashlightUse tape to secure Viewmaster Filter Wheel to telescope.Aim flashlight at front of Viewmaster and secure with tape.Insert slide real.Take everything outside (or just turn out the lights as this filter also works indoors!) Turn on flashlight andenjoy the view....
Quote:You know, last winter after 6 months of overcast, I would've seriously considered something like that...
Ex Oriente, astrum ---------------------- From the day you are born 'til you ride in a hearse, There's nothing so bad that it couldn't be worse!
8" Criterion Dynamax 6" Homebuilt F/10 Newt 6" F/8 Jaegers 127mm F/5.5 SS Assembly Various 60 mm scopes in many states of repair 8' Dome Observitory
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
Quote:Funny you should mention View master, I pulled my old Bakelite 1950's view master out the other day and slipped in the "Future world" slide from the 62 worlds fair just to get a chuckle as to how far we haven't come!
Quote:Hey Stacy, nice find on the bino!October is a wash (pun intended) I've been all setup to work on the Beginner DSO target for Novembers contest. not even a sucker hole. I check the weather all accross the state "rain". OK I think the fires are out now. Thinking about a drive to Table Mountain just to look around, but the Snow level has been down pretty low so the roads (if open) might be impassable for my vehicle selection.
Cliff Mygatt Astronomical League Master Observer
Astronomical League Lunar II & Constellation Hunter programs national coordinator President, Olympic Astronomical Society Bremerton, WA
Orion XT12i Fully flocked with Zambuto Mirror, Protostar quartz secondary and Moonlite CR focuser
Meade 8" LX10 SCT Fully Flocked with Magellan I DSCs
Orion 120mm and William Optics 80mm Refractors Ethos 21mm,17mm,13mm,10mm,8mm,6mm,4.7mm,3.7mm Nagler 31mm and paracorr type 1
Quote:I have some bad news -- I have some new Deloi and Powermates due to arrive in a couple days. So expect clouds for awhile.Not to mention Ajay's new scope also...
Quote:I am really interested in what it looks like up there at Table!
Quote:...add to that, a new EP. Always a recipe for rain/clouds.
Quote:Hmmm. Looks like a 24 100? Should be able to get a nice wide fov of your celing.
Quote:Its the 82 degree version and it was fantastic in my 12.5 f4.7 dob...many thanks to Sean for letting me use his at GDale. Actually better than my 35 pan!
Quote:...Does anyone know why they locate large telescopes in Arizona?...
Quote:Does anyone know why they locate large telescopes in Arizona?Ajay
*** I qualify as a carpal tunnel because my quantity always beats my quality *** Amateur astronomer - Sirius Hobbyist! Jackie Borg 125SD 6" achro w/ Jaeger lens 4" LZOS CF 105/650 DM-6 & Tri36L Ethoses, Pentaxes, BGOs, Naglers, Pans,etc Garrett 100mm Mk II
Quote:Quote:Hmmm. Looks like a 24 100? Should be able to get a nice wide fov of your celing. Its the 82 degree version and it was fantastic in my 12.5 f4.7 dob...many thanks to Sean for letting me use his at GDale. Actually better than my 35 pan!
Quote:Sure! No problem. We'll check them out at Goldendale!Be careful, you know... about Mike...Oh yeah.... It's cool. They're resistant to most. .. Uh... fluids
Quote:At one point in the Pullman get-together Anne leaned over and said, "Happy anniversary." (Our 34th)
Quote:I can only HOPE that you were not surprised, but it sounds like maybe you were caught off guard.
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
Quote: "Happy anniversary." (Our 34th)
Quote: I think I prefer the Amish approach to transportation.
Quote: Quote: I think I prefer the Amish approach to transportation. Yeah, just think...instead of 4 hrs to the star party, it'll take 4 days!
Quote:The voodoo from my telescope purchase has worn off. Now everybody else please stop buying equipment, so I can get some clear skies over Hazy Hollow....Ajay
Quote:It's a vicious cycle. We can't do anything because of the clouds+rain, so we buy equipment instead. That results in more clouds+rain, which causes still more equipment buying. And so on, until we all run out of money. Then the clear skies show up again.
I'd wager that the NW has the lowest ratio of viewing hours to equipment purchases of anywhere in the US.
Quote:Luckily i don't really need anything right now.
Quote: Quote:Luckily i don't really need anything right now. Now I've heard everything.