Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
A Dob, several refractors, a few mounts, and assorted eyepieces. I build things like well reasoned arguments...
TV 70mm Pronto/Solarmax II 60 BF10, WO 80mm ZS II ED, Celestron C90, Celestron C5+. Baader 2" Herschel Wedge, Baader Maxbright Binoviewer. Komz BPC5 8x30, Swift 7x35 Sport King, Swift Audubon HR/5 8.5x44, Bushnell Banner 7x50, U.Optics 11x80, Fujinon 16x70 FMT SX, William Optics 22x70 ED, UA Unimount Parallelogram
"Dancing all around it, we have been, which gives me pause, and license, to speculate with mind experiments, to illuminate this stuff, this Dark Energy" Mindjog 2011
So many galaxies, so little time!
Little Tycho Observatory.
ETX 105 - Orion 120ST EQ3 - Modified DS2114 - mySky - Meade LXD 55 8" (DOB mount in progress)
Meade 16" f/4.5 Lightbridge M42 w/Paracorr & "Crossbow" EQT-200 Equatorial Platform
Meade AR-6 w/10:1 Dual Speed Crayford Focuser
Meade ETX-125 Terabeam/Wegat
Orion ST80 w/single speed Crayford Focuser
CGEM Hypertuned by Deep Space Products
Used acronyms: NEML=Naked Eye Magnitude Limit, SQM=Sky Quality Meter, TML=Telescope Magnitude Limit, CO=Central Obstruction, delta_m=difference in magnitudes between double star components, RoT=Rule of Thumb, pD_mm=proposed D_mm for resolving a binary (ident with earlier used pA=proposed Aperture), D_mm=Diameter (of scope) in mm, UCAC4=USNO CCD Astrograph Catalog 4th edition