Scott my scopes: a few refractors (50-102mm), 2 Newts (4.5-12"), and an 8" SCT
8" SCT80mm f7 EDSmall GEM
“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
Mike Traub(Mr. Congeniality): I've learned that I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy it!:Shipfitters mottos; Cut to suit, pound to fit, paint to hide!: If it dosen't fit get a bigger hammer!......Retired and BROKE!!!!!!!!: The Maypole Observatory.
Telescopes are instruments of hope and faith. Hope that a better, clearer and brighter universe can be observed. Faith that we can bring these discoveries back to our small planet and create positive changes for all of it's inhabitants.
Celestron Nexstar 102GT & Vixen A80Mf (mounted on Meade LXD75 and iOptron CubePro 8200 respectively) Bresser Hunter 7x50, Meade Adventure 10x50
Quote:The 2.5in. SV focuser is made at SV in Auburn.
Quote:I'm very happy I bought the "Planet Killer" from Stellarvue, even if it's a bit more pricey
Quote: $500-$600 for the same or almost same 4" achromatic refractor OTA? Sure, better than $800. Still, I wouldn't pay for it even $500, having in mind how much pretty good (for an average Joe) 4" ED doublets cost these days like, for example, SW 100ED. But I'm sure many will buy 'cause it's branded SV...
Quote:...I find that you often have to read Stellarvue statements two or three times to pick up on the subtleties of what is actually being claimed. ...Regards,Jim
Quote:I'd rather have an achro with a better figure than an ED doublet with a worse one, personally, even at identical price.
Hans AT80ED TSA-102
JIM - CN member since 4/05
15x70-Ultra~TV-85/SM-60~MN-66~12.5"dobsonian Unistar Deluxe~Unimount Light~DM-6/Planet tripod