George N Obsession 20 Optical Guidance Systems 10" F/9 R-C Cass 6" F/5 & 8" F/8 home-made Newts Explore Scientific 127mm ED MI-250 mount Denk II bino-viewer, with PowerX and Newt reducer, Member, International Dark-Sky Association
Quote:Am I the only one going to Stellafane 2013?Anyway.... lots more info up on their website: Stellafane 2013 Convention web page Main speaker info:Comet Tales: Our changing view of these Cosmic Vagabonds will be the keynote talk given by Guy Consolmago He serves as Curator of Meteorites at the Vatican Observatory. He is co-author of the popular sky guide Turn Left at Orion.
Visual deep sky 18" f4.3 David Lukehurst dob 8" f/6 Dark Star dob 8x42 binos 100% visual observing...
12.5 " F5.6 Homemade Dob , mirror ground and figured by myself 10 " F4.0 LXD55 Meade 6" F8 Homemade Dob , mirror ground and figured by myself , Sears 60mm x 900mm Refractor
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Crazy ATM 6" F9.4 Newtonian first light July 2011 8" F/5.6 Dob, first light June 2003 12.5" F/5 Dob, first light Aug 2007, as well as 9- 4" f/6 mirrors. In progress:12" f/7 on quartz, 18" F/5 on BVC, and a set of 3-8" optical flats All optics by yours truly.
Quote:I've had my camping reservations since Jan (VT state park), this will be my 5th year, my once a year get-away, wild horses couldn't keep me away.lol
Quote:I've had my camping reservations since Jan (VT state park),.....
Quote:For the first few years we stayed at Wilgus state park, but then last year they were full for Stellafane, so we ended up in Ascuthey. We enjoyed it so much, we are back there this year. Our tent fits perfectly inside the lean-to, with enough room for all the extra gear, so even if it does rain everything stays dry. Last year one of the rangers offered to take us to the top of the mountain with my 10"DOB, but we couldn't stay another night, maybe this year.
"Another new world, no beer, no women, no pool parlors, nothing to do here but to throw rocks at tin cans and we have to bring our own tin cans." Earl Holliman (Cookie)- Forbidden Planet
Quote:We fondly call it Stellarain at timesNorm
Quote:Quote:We fondly call it Stellarain at timesNorm The one time that I camped out on the Stellafane grounds it poured. I've spent every other convention at a motel, the Hartness House, or a bed and breakfast. Dave Mitsky
Quote:The 2013 Program is filling out with what looks like some great talks (all levels, beginning to advanced, visual, imaging, ATM'ing): Stellafane Schedule for 2013I hope that this rainy and hot weather clears out by then!
AP 178 f/9 10" Royce Optics Dall Kirkham Conservator of Tom Back's personal TMB 100/800 (Strehl .997!) PST
Quote:I broke my right clavicle on Thursday evening so it's possible that I may not be attending Stellafane for the first time in many years.Dave Mitsky
Shane LaPierre http://www.shanelapierre.com
Quote:.....I wonder what it would be like to walk around and view through other telescopes.
Bryan Stone Past President, NSAAC (North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club) Visual Astronomer with: "GoldenEye" XT8 Classic, flocked, Moonlite CR2(Gold), Telrad, 1st Base mount Serial #001 "Night Hawk" SV 80mm f/7 Aplanat on M1/GNG TV 11NT6, 32P, 1.8xB, Pentax XF 8.5 ES 82 N2 6.7, GSO SV 30, UO KII 16 Lumicon OIII,Orion Ultrablock, Moon Filter, 4 color filters, 25mm Sirius P, 10x50 Explorer Binocs, Celestron broadband filter,Tectron collimation tools, Pelican 1500 Divider Case, StarDust chair
Quote:Quote:We fondly call it Stellarain at timesNorm Stellaflood.
"A craftsman relies on science when knowledge allows it, tradition and experience when it does not, and makes art whenever he can." 14 built scopes from 4.25 to 18" and a 24" in (perpetual) progress. 15 ATM awards. Co-mounted CPC 1100 EdgeHD/TAK FS-102/Orion ED80T on a trash-cart for when I'm feeling lazy. "Simple minds discuss people. Good minds discuss events. Great minds discuss telescopes." http://stardazed.com/