Quote:Quote:Whenever I see a finderscope almost as big as the main scope I have to giggle Why? The finderscope is could be a cheap poor quality achromat running at low mag, maybe 10 or 15x, while the main tube could be something like an AP f4.9 Stowaway with a Zeiss eyepiece running 150x or higher. It can be a magic combination if things are well aligned and one is cruising the moon.
Quote:Whenever I see a finderscope almost as big as the main scope I have to giggle
Quote:Quote:Here is my new Explore Scientific 127mm triplet ED f7.5 refractor. Simple grab and go scope! Wow... how well does that mount handle the scope? I imagine it's pretty close to its limits?
Quote:Here is my new Explore Scientific 127mm triplet ED f7.5 refractor. Simple grab and go scope!
Orion SkyQuest XX14i
Quote:And one more. Nothing beats 7000ft with no light pollution.
5" F/9 1st-gen "blue" AP StarFire on Dobbins GEM Mount 6" F/15 J.W.Fecker Refractor on - I'm not sure yet 5" Classic Orange C-5 - with lots of old stuff 10" Meade DS-10 - w/LEATHER end caps 12" LightBridge - extensively moded Jason 60mm Discoverer Model 313 Meade ETX-90EC with Autostar Way too many other 60 mm's Fujinon 6x30 FMTR-SX bino 8' Exploradome with Bay 1st Gen Smoothies - All 5
Mike Traub(Mr. Congeniality): I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!:Shipfitters mottos; Cut to suit, pound to fit, paint to hide!: If it dosen't fit get a bigger hammer!......Retired and BROKE!!!!!!!!: The Maypole Observatory.
Quote:Here's my set-up. Tak TOA150, FS78, FS60, 70mm and a Stellarvue 50mm.
Quote:my Tasco 66TE, D=50mm, f=600mm on a 49TE tripod, note one of the improvised tube holding screw. This 50mm lens is very sharp and gives neutral colour with excellent contrast.Very nice and simple grab and go scope! Where is scopefinder?
Meade 2080 SCT/Astro-Tech AT72ED/Orion EON 120ED
Canon 1000D (Gary Honis mod)
Orion SSAG w/Mini Guidescope
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Custom Porta Mount II
Explore Scientific 82°s 4.7-30mm
Lunt 2" Solar Wedge
MarkEON 80 - Twilight 2 | C11 - iEQ45 | Astro Physics 175EDF - 900GTO | Powered by Televue
Quote:Astro Physics 175EDF which I keep set up in my living room so I can admire it everyday.
"Coffee leads men to trifle away their time, scald their chops, and spend their money, all for a little base, black, thick, nasty, bitter, stinking nauseous puddle water." ~The Women's Petition Against Coffee, 1674If it ain't broke, fix it 'til it is.
Quote:Some boring shots of a C6R and Antares 105 f/13.
Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.
Quote:Looks great Mark. Unfortunately here, looking at the scope is all I have been able to do with mine. Today was the first day of sun and somewhat clear skies in the last 4+ weeks.
Quote:Thanks for the compliments guys!Quote:Looks great Mark. Unfortunately here, looking at the scope is all I have been able to do with mine. Today was the first day of sun and somewhat clear skies in the last 4+ weeks. It's been the same here for way too long, but if the weather holds out I will be getting it out under the stars tonight.
My little Agatha. You left too soon. My furry friends, past and present, are always with me.
Quote:Zach,I always love seeing the TMB 130...beautiful scope. I'm so glad to see yours back in action. . Wish I had one.Best,
“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