Present gear: 16-inch f/4.5 Dobsonian 50mm straight through-finder Green laser pointer 26mm, 32mm, and 38mm 70 degree field EPs 4.7mm, 14mm and 18mm 82 degree field EPs 8mm, 17mm, 21mm 68 degree field EPs 2X 2" Barlow Tirion star atlas (white stars, black background) hand-laminated Megastar Editor & co-founder Las Vegas Astronomical Society Observer's Challenge To nudge or not to nudge, that is the question www.fredrayworth.com
Quote: Anyone want to show off a more down to earth collection? I'd love to take a peek.
“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
AP 15x70,Garrett Signature 10x50,Nikon SE 10x42,Celestron Regal LX 8x42,Bushnell Custom Compact 7x26,Pentax Papilio 6.5x21, Grip-Action Monopod, crank elevator tripod.
Orion Starblast 6,Meade 5k SWA 24mm,20mm and 16mm,Antares Speers Waler Series2 9.4mm, 7.2mm and 4.9mm.Meade 5k 2x TeleXtender.
Tim Z10 dob, flocked Orion ST-80 Meade Telestar 60mm (where I started) ...and a bunch of eyepieces and stuff. "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him?" --Psalm 8:3-4
Quote:Tim. Thats a great collection!. I forgot you had an Axiom.Which one is my old 15mm?
SteveC TEC 140 Intes Micro 715 deluxe TEC 110 SolarMax 40 Losmandy G-11 w/Gemini, CGEM, Vixen Skypod TEC EP Turret, AP Maxbright, Denk P/S Diagonal, Denk II B/V, EarthWin P/S Slide TMB Supermonos, ZAO IIs, Zeiss Monocentrics, Naglers, 24mm Panoptics, 14mm Meade UWA, 5mm Pentax XO, 20mm ES100, and 2.9mm, 4.4mm, 5.9mm, 7.4mm Couture (ball)
Quote:"How many people can say they have their names on EP's."Let's see...Ernst Abbe, Carl Zeiss, Al Nagler, Chester Brandon, Thomas M. Back, Simon Plossl, Heinrich Erfle, Jesse Ramsden, David Ranke, Carl Kellner, Christiaan Huygens, Harry Siebert...and the list goes on and on.Well, you asked. - Jim
The Cheapest Astronomer in the World gets excited by Jupiter. Builds dob, builds eq platform, arranges to borrow webcam...
Quote: Quote: Anyone want to show off a more down to earth collection? I'd love to take a peek. I do have a few cases of eyepieces but one of my favorites consists of 32mm , 24mm and 15mm TV Widefields, 9mm, 6mm and 4mm TMB Planetaries and a Celestron Shorty Barlow. It has just about every possible magnification covered, they are all work nicely in a fast scope and for an evening at home with anything but a fast Newtonian, it seems to be what I grab.Jon
Quote:I would like to see more cases full of eyepieces like mine, more modest, one that didnt cost thousands of dollars.
Orion XT10i and XT6i, Meade LX10, Celestron NexStar 6SE, Edmund Astroscan, and Adlerblick 7X50 binocular
Quote:Jon, is that a Howie Glatter to the upper left? I think I recognize the bottle
Quote:Twelve people, thats it??. I was hoping to see more stuff.
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