Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
SLAP Observer --- TMB130SS, SV102V(LOMO Lens), SV80ED Deluxe "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke. "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell "The measure of a man’s greatness is not determined by what he accomplishes for himself, but by what he accomplishes for others.” -- Some Bald Guy
Quote:I'm doin' ok but I have a lust issue with the SV90 fluorite...
Dee space-scientist student violinist Nexstar8i,SV80S,80/9D,FC100,94 Brandon,TMB92SS,GM8 8" f/7 Discovery,12.5" Portaball, PST
Celestron Edge 8"
9/11- Never Forget.
Indiana for a three more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
NexStar 8SE; Stellarvue SVR90T; Celestron 102GT; Orion ST80 Orion 9x63, Oberwerk 15x70 binos And there they still stood, obscurely commemorating man's triumph over time and matter and the triumph of time and matter over man. -- Aldous Huxley, on the Mayan stelae at the Quirigua ruins
I saw that ad on AM and was sorely tempted, but couldn't resist the sale on the SVR90T.
Quote:Congrats Scott! Sounds like you have a real beauty! I'm jealous also!Mary
Quote:Quote:Congrats Scott! Sounds like you have a real beauty! I'm jealous also!Mary Thanks, Mary! And in case you were wondering, no, this isn't going to replace my Stardust Blue SV80S. That one's not going anywhere either!
Telescopes: Celestron 14" SCT..Meade 10" ACF/SCT..Stellarvue 4" ED APO Mounts: UA UniStar Deluxe duel clamping saddle on a Celestron CGE tripod...UA UniStar Deluxe on a Meade field tripod and a UA UniStar Light on a UA light surveyor tripod. All with custom made "Manny Miles" eyepiece trays. Binoculars: Garrett Optical 10x50 Oberwerk 15x60. Eyepieces: TV Naglers, and Plossl's. Also Pentax 20XW, a Baader 31 Aspheric and a TMB 40 Paragon.
Quote:Scott,Are you a refractor-holic? Seems like you have a lot of refractors with small differences in aperture.
Quote:Thanks, Mary! And in case you were wondering, no, this isn't going to replace my Stardust Blue SV80S. That one's not going anywhere either!
Quote:I am in the process of purchasing a new SV115 triplet from Vic, but he has to sell my 102ED on consignment first. If all goes well, hope to have it by the end of February.
Quote:Don't let the small difference in aperture make you want to give either one up someday. You'll end up kicking yourself. Both are superb instruments and a real joy to own.
WO Megrez 120 ED on GP Mount
WO ZenithStar 80 ED II on Porta II
10" Meade LightBridge/Paracorr
Orion ED 100 on Polaris Mount
Astro-Tech 8" f6 Dob
Bushnell Ares 5
Meade 226 2.4" f11.7
SpaceScope 2.4" f15
Quote:...this scope is truly as beautiful to look *at* as it is to look *through*!
Quote:Your pics increased my drooling!
“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