Zhumell Z12 Orion XT8 Orion Stratus 5mm EP Orion Q70 Super Wide Angle 26mm Explore Scientific 82 Degree 18mm Explore Scientific 82 Degree 11mm --- Star hopping my way around the night sky: 110 Messier Objects observed! Completed 3/15/2013 391 Herschel's observed, 9 to go!! 33 Herschel II observed, 367 to go! 24 Caldwell Objects observed, 85 to go! http://easternozarksastronomy.org
-Tristan Schwartz- Former Resident Astro-Guru, Arizona Museum of Natural History
Member of Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Look for my article "Making the Case for Structured Observing," coming to Sky & Telescope in 2014!
6" Orion DSE Dob, Coronado PST
Ted Blank Hampton Beach, NH: ----------------- Celestron C8 XLT 2000/10 WO ZS 80ED 545/6.8 ES 127 952/7.5 (at Granite Gap) Starmaster 18" f/4.5 (at Granite Gap) iOptron 150mm Mak-Cass 1800/12 Orion XT8i 1200/4.5 Lunt LS60Ha CGEM iOptron Minitower Vixen Portamount II Orion ST80's and ST120's for occultation work Bunch of EPs Stardust observing chair
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Wife, kids, dog.Views with glasses: astigmatism and major floaters.Orion StarMax 90mm Mak-CassPorta II45mm 35° | 40mm 43° | 35mm 49° | 28mm 45° | 25mm 50° | 15mm 58° | 11mm 82° | 10mm 50° | Shorty Plus 2xVestil CPRO-800LP observing chairVarious binoculars in the "bang-for-buck" category
Quote:Don't need no badge....just a scope and an eyepiece.......and sometimes not even that......But for kids, gotta have something that grabs their attention.....the planets will do that, but first ya gotta convince'em to look into the eyepiece......
Orion FunScope Bushnell "Sky Chief I" D=60mm F=700mm w/ Antares hybrid .965"->1.25" diagonal Orion XT6i Orion EPs - 20mm, 10mm & Orion Expanse 9mm Celestron EP/Filter Kit: Plössl EPs - 32mm, 17mm, 13mm, 8mm, 6mm & 2x Barlow Meade Series 4000 8-24mm Zoom Vision Master 7x35 binoculars
Quote:Quote:Don't need no badge....just a scope and an eyepiece.......and sometimes not even that......But for kids, gotta have something that grabs their attention.....the planets will do that, but first ya gotta convince'em to look into the eyepiece...... Honestly, it could be as simple as 'badges' for an 'app' that they keep on their i-device/facebook account. People like to show others what they've accomplished, so if you could automate that some how (and have it signed off by the 'supervisor' of a group) I think you could motivate kids to get into observing.I'm sure many of you haven't played XBOX360, but they have these things called 'achievements' on the game system. People spend HOURS just doing dumb things in games to get an 'achievement'. I think you could develop a similar process for a facebook app.Mind you, I'm not a web developer