Dr. Willie K. Yee President Mid-Hudson Astronomical Assn.Member RAC, AOSNY, IDA, Astronomers Without Borders, Charlie Bates Solar Astronomy Project
NexStar 50 Expert, Lunar 50 Expert; AL Outreach, Messier, and Sunspotters AwardsCommander Prius Class Shuttlecraft Zhang HengTeeter 13.1" f/4.5 Custom Dob, NexStar8 SE, Meade 80mm f/6 ED Apo, Meade 363 f/10 80 mm, Lunt LS60THa, PST dbl stk
Quote:Some one mentioned this in another forum. When the evening is unseasonably warmer - even if still cool - and the sky's clear and you know you can lounge around at the scope in a light sweater without the frigid bite of cold - isnt it intoxicating?
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Quote:And when is this mythical state of bliss supposed to happen? -- Frozen in March
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars. 10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser) XW: All; XO: 2.58 Televue: Naglers-T1 Smoothside-full set, 17T4,12T4,Ethos 17,4.7; plossels-40,32,20,17,&7.4mm; Pans-22,24mm; Delos-6,8,12,17.3mm ES100: 5.5,9*,14,20 ES82: full set ES68: 16,20,24,34 NLV: 5,9,10,15 Ortho: HD-7,9; OPS-9,12 Meade RG 7mm Other: Pentax 12.5K(.965), 10mm Parks Zoom: Nag3-6 *=on b/o DAS Dark Site
Quote:Doesn't even have the ladder fully extended. Beginners beware.
Quote:Quote:Doesn't even have the ladder fully extended. Beginners beware. That enables one to get up a little bit higher, and fall down a little bit farther and easier.
12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon)
Celestron C102 HD " Carl"
Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope"
Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott"
60mm Telescope Club
Quote:When I first posted that photo, I didn't realize I was barefoot...
Binos: APM100 | Obie 20x80D3 | Resolux 15x70, 7x50 | Nikon AE 12x50, 7x35 | FMT-SX 10x50 | Canon 10x30 | Vanguard ED 8x42
Mounts: AVX | Orion Paragon | Tecnosky eLLe
Telescopes: XT8g | AT6RC | Onyx 80EDF | 102GT | ST80
1.25" EPs: Hyperion 8, 17mm | ES68º: 20, 24mm | ES82º: 4.7, 6.7, 8.8, 11, 14mm
2" EPs: Meade 5k 82º: 24, 30mm | ES100º: 5.5, 9, 14, 20mm
Quote:nah round her, currently, barefoot will get you mud up to your ankles, What scope was that any ways? 12 inch?
Happy owner of--
A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
Quote:TONIGHT! Denver, CO, USA 72* today, clear as a bell, little wind.
Quote:Look at it in a positive manner Ted. The amount of dandruff falling is decreasing.
Quote:Quote:And when is this mythical state of bliss supposed to happen? -- Frozen in March Sorry but I just can't help myself... (Looking at this photo gives you one free ticket to a night behind the eyepiece at my places.)
Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.
Orion SkyView Pro 8" Equatorial Reflector Telescope
Orion Starblast6 Reflector Telescope
Celestron Eyepiece/Filter set
Sirius plossl 10mm,25mm,40mm
Orion Skyglow LP filter
Baader film solar filter (homemade)
Celestron 15x70 SkyMaster Binoculars
Quote:winter? did we just have winter?....gotta love Florida.
Quote: I am hoping to get up to Arunah Hill next Saturday but I may have to walk up to the top. Our club president was checking out conditions yesterday and there is still almost three feet of snow on the road leading to the summit clearing.
Quote:winter? did we just have winter?....gotta love Florida. Hurricane? Are we getting another Hurricane? ... Gotta evacuate Florida.Pete
Quote: So much for the three feet of snow. Only about six inches left on part of road. I made it up no problem in my Durango. Unfortunately clouds ruled most of the night, I didn't bother setting up any scopes. It was kind of cozy in the clubhouse with the woodstove going so I lost my ambition. I guess I will just hope for good weather next month. Barry
--Dawg, the Russell "Akita mani yo." Observe everything as you walk. (--Lakota) Celestron Celestar 8 Standard SCT, f10 Celestron C80ED ref., f7.5 Celestron 80mm Wide View ref., f5 Orion 120ST ref., f5 Criterion RV-6 Dynascope, Newt., f8, (c. 1962) Sears Discoverer 60mm ref., f7, (c. 1973) Celestron Ultima DX 10x50 Nikon Action Extreme 10x50 Tasco 7x35 wide
Quote:The pollen thing tho - wouldn't a simple wafting blow it off? Compressed air perhaps. I can't see damage per se if its blown off.
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts