.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!
Celestron 8SCT ES102APO Orion 90ST CGEM LX80
Quote:This is what I used for Panstarrs 12X60 Binoculars on Orion Paragon Plus mount:
Quote:Nothing special, Nikon D700 with 180mmED lens.
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
“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
Main Scopes :- Obsession 12.5 with AN, used with TV 12, 16 & 20mm NT2's. TV (Renaissance ) 101 on Gibralter mount with Skytour used with SM90 / BF10. Denk Standard with dual arm power switch, pairs of 40mm's, 32mm Plossls, Tak 32mm Orthos, 35 & 30mm Ultimas, 28mm RKE's, 25mm VT mm Orthos, , 18mm & 12.5mm BGO's. Borg 77 usually with Herschel Wedge and Nagler 7mm.
Quote: Quote:This is what I used for Panstarrs 12X60 Binoculars on Orion Paragon Plus mount: Your binoculars look like the Meade 12x60 "$20 specials"! I also have them and I was very surprised at their great performance and overall quality. I expect they will see a lot of service observing Comet Panstarrs.
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Quote:Since we've been clouded out all but one day so far this has been my primary comet hunting gear.
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Scopes: Celestron 9.25, Orion 80MM and 120MM EON Apo Solar: Lunt LS60THa/PT/B1200/50DS Binos: Canon 15X50 IS Mounts: CGEM and LXD75 Eyepieces: Explore Scientific, Meade & TeleVue Camera: DMK 41, Canon 6D, SBIG STT-8300 Messier Certificate # 2508 My Images: http://www.astrophotogallery.org/u342-hfjacinto.html
Quote:This pic was on the local paper's website, taken at the club outreach event Wednesday night -- my TMB92L with 24 Panoptic in the diagonal:
Nytecam 51N 0.1W Meade 30cm LX200 astrograph+C8+Ha+CaK PSTs+spectrographs SX M9+Lodestar-C+M CCDs/Canon 1100D DSLR My Meade astrograph-colour deepsky My supernova discovery My dome build/spectroscopes/DSO images/Lodestar colour images & videos
Quote:Howdy Ralph.I'm going to christen my comet hunting setup this weekend (and take some pictures).It's an Astrotelescopes 152mm f/5.9 achromat with an 8x50 GSO RACI finder on a DSV-3 alt-az mount equipped with Sky Commander DSCs. I figure it'll provide a similar experience to your 150mm f/5 achro shown in the first picture. I've nicknamed the scope "Leslie". I need to dig through my S&T archive. I seem to recall a "how to comet hunt" article back in the early-ish 80s. I'll let you know when I bag my first new comet. - Jim