Live Life Right. Aim High, Think High
Zhumell Z8. C6-SGT / ZEQ25GT. AR102 / WO Z71.Celestron 15 x 70 / Nikon 10 x 50 action series. Modest range of eyepieces, TV Barlow. Diagonals, FR's. Skytracker / Astronomik CLS II.Canon 70D / 550D.
Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
CPC1100 NexStar 8SE
E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm - 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm - Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm
Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP
Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC, & OIII + Solar
Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack.
Dream Maker Observatory SkyShed P.O.D
Skip Celestron NexStar 6SE Orion SkyQuest XT10i Intelliscope Lots of cheap (inexpensive) glass and a bunch of other astro-stuff. Fort Worth Astronomical Society Austin Astronomical Society
Look up and behold a wonderous sight! ********************** Meade ETX105 & NexStar 6SE Hyperion 8-24mm, MRF and 8x50 RACI finder. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) DSLR, SPC880 & 900 webcams for AP
Quote:Here's one for you...The Moon moves roughly a Moon's width compared to the background stars in around an hour.(that's roughly 1/2 degree in an hour, so 12 degrees in a day and, 12 x 28 = 336 (so nearly 360 degrees - a complete circle - in 28 days)Figures aren't spot on, but close enough.Art
Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Quote:If you select Jupiter in SkySafari, center it and use the + to zoom in, it will show you Jupiter's G.R.S, (if visible) and its Moons "as is".
Nexstar 8se (Garfield)
NPL 30, Elux 25, X-CEL 18, 12.5, & 8
AstroZap Dew Shield
Zhumell red LED keychain flashlight
Celestron Moon Filter
Really bad sense of humor
"Gravity" another word for "incarceration"!!!!!!!
Quote:I have a rule of thumb for observing sessions."Never put a black towel over your head to block stray light when skunks frequent your yard."This probably isnt what you had in mind but believe me I do follow this rule religiously.RegardsSonny
Quote:As a saw operator for some decades my rule goes something like.......anything less than two aint good.
Clear skies!- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen
Quote:Winter observing rule of thumb: dress like it's 20°F colder than it really is.-Dan
François C8 f/10, lunt 102 mm f/7 ED. SkyWatcher 12" f/5. pentax XW 40, 30,10 delos 14, 8, 6, 4.5. Vixen lvw 22 Brandon 12, 8 TV 2x barlow Closer and closer to the ideal eyepiece collection, but never reaching perfection
Quote:Quote:As a saw operator for some decades my rule goes something like.......anything less than two aint good.
Quote: when this means you have to dress as if it was -60F, just stay indoors to plan your next session
Quote:... a pair of little stinky eyes ...
Quote:Quote: when this means you have to dress as if it was -60F, just stay indoors to plan your next session Hi François ,You tough Canadians crack me up! I think I would have stated that as "...when this means you have to dress as if it was 20F [positive 20] just stay indoors to plan your next session ..." But I to your toughness.
Chris Nexstar 8SE; Celestron AVX mount; Hyperion 8-24 mm zoom; Orion 9x50 RACI; Baader Sky Surfer Messier count 110/110 "Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" 51N, 2W My Gallery
Terrance C11, C8 & C6 SCT 10" Orion Intelliscope Dob Orion 6" f/5 newt on Vixen Portamount Celestron Omni XLT 6" f/5 achromat SV102ED, SV70ED LS60THa CG-5GT, MT-Pro, Nexstar6-8 SE
Quote:Whatever can be tripped over in the dark, will, given enough time, actually be tripped over in the dark.
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
Orlando, Florida, 81° W, 28.5° N, Joined: 8/27/11
CGEM, C8, C11, AT72ED, NexStar 5SE
Orion Starshoot Pro V2 Color, NexImage 5 / ASI120MC Planetary imagers
My photos: http://astrobin.com/users/Steve/