Quote:are there even any transits predicted anytime soon?
Quote:I have a Lunt LS60 pressure tuned double stack. Bought it used and darn near part by part, but it's a beautiful scope, cost me about 2700 by the time I was done.
The stars don't change. Don't get me wrong, I look at M13 every night and still love it, but it's the same today as it was last month and it will be the same next month. The sun is different every day and pretty amazing to look at in H-Alpha.
Check out the solar forum, some amazing pictures there that are more realistic than the shots of DSO's. Still some photo editing involved, but much closer to the real thing.
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Orion XT10(Original F/5) SkyStopper Equatorial Platform
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Randy Gravity: It's not just a good idea, its the law!
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SkyQuest XT10 Homebuilt Surplus Shed 102mm f8.8 refractor
Dr. Willie K. Yee President Mid-Hudson Astronomical Assn.Member RAC, AOSNY, IDA, Astronomers Without Borders, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
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