Quote:First light tonight with my Explore Scientific ED102 f/7 Air-Spaced Triplet Apochromatic Refractor Carbon Fiber. I can only say one word WOW!!!! It was perfect for my CG 5 mount
Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.
Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
Quote:And for the business end...
Two eyeballsAP 5.1" f/6 on a GM-8 -- The Instrument10" f/4.8 Newt on a Dob -- Marcia!! Marcia! Marcia!!!12.5" f/4.5 Portaball -- The CojoneLunt LS100FHaBinotron 27Fujinon FMT-SX BinosBlack & Green Glass
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AP900GTO, AP1200GTO, DM6, Tak Epsilon 160, 12.5" F/3.8 AG Optical Newtonian, C9.25, 8" LX200GPS, 18" Starmaster w/Zambuto F/4.3, ES ED127mm CF, FS60C, SV80 FLI ML8300, QSI640WSG-8 SX Lodestars Some Uncle Al's glass hand grenades www.doghouseastronomy.com
Roberto Botero, Kent, UK
Matt in Oz
Takahashi Mewlon 210 F11.5 = 2415mm
Takahashi TSA120 F7.5 (out on loan) = 900mm
Takahashi FC76CSV F7.5 = 570m
Takahashi FS60CB F5.9 = 355mm
Nine telescopes of a diverse nature. My Web Site Cosmic Cat: a children's book about astronomy for iPad. English Lessons for Amateur Astronomers
My little Agatha. You left too soon. My furry friends, past and present, are always with me.
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
Quote:Joe,Just gorgeous!! And you have a lovely location also. I always love looking at these beautiful refractors.Best, Linda B.
AP 178 f/9 10" Royce Optics Dall Kirkham Conservator of Tom Back's personal TMB 100/800 (Strehl .997!) PST
Quote:My AP 155mm f/9 EDT. I hope to upgrade the mount this year. I'm running into the limits of what the G11 can do with a scope of this length.
Quote:EON 120ED with a Moonlite focuser, sitting on a DSV-3 mount.
Quote:My ultimate "Grab&Go" albeit no lightweight:Takahashi TSA120 F7.5 on T-Rex Alt-Azimuth with Stellarvue F50W2 and Vixen LVW EPs.
Takahashi FS128, TSA 102, FSQ106N, Losmandy GM-8, Baader Mark V, Leica ASPH, Takahashi, Ethos and Panoptic eyepieces.
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
"The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands." Psalms 19:1