David E Old chemists never die, but we Barium just the same.
Scopes: 10" dob Antares Optics 1/30 wave secondary/Moonlite CR2, 13.1" home made truss dob Discovery optics, 4" achro (the banger)
Quote:I had intended to view the comet alone, but a couple driving around looking for a good place to catch the comet drove up to me and we started talking. They didn't have a telescope with them and I invited them to view through mine. I spotted the crescent Moon first, and it was another 5 minutes or so before I first spotted PANSTARRS through my little SV70ED. Dennis, the husband, had a smart phone with a camera, and managed to get a decent shot through my Vixen 8-24 zoom eyepiece. It was great that, by pure accident, we happened to hook up tonight. They were excited about seeing their first comet through the telescope, and I was equally excited to get two of his photos through my SV70ED! Maybe it's not exactly a showcase shot, but considering the circumstances, I think he did a pretty good job!
.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!