Explore Scientific 127mm ED APO Orion 100ED Orion 90mm Explore Scientific 80mm ED APO Orion ST80 Celestron SP-C6 Newt Orion XT10i Meade 12X60 --- Super Polaris CG-5GT ES Twilight I Skyview AZ Paragon Plus --- Torrance,CA If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.
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
Mark EON 80 - Twilight 2 | C11 - iEQ45 | Astro Physics 175EDF - 900GTO
Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Bay Area, CA Stellarvue SV4, SV70ED Orion 127 Mak, ST80 Pentax K10D (full spectrum mod with cooler) Losmandy GM11 with Gemini 2 My Astrophotos on flickr and on Astrobin and where I write about my efforts
Quote:Desiccant caps are available from Farpoint and Starlight Instruments. Recommended for storage in any case.
Quote:What about fumes and vapors associated with many garages- things like paint, paint remover, cleaners, gasoline, etc. as well as car exhaust when the vehicle drives in or is started and may sit running for a minute on the way out or in?
Everyone knows that the universe is expanding. This is why we constantly need to buy bigger scopes!
Orion 10x50 binos, 25x100 binos
Coronado Solarmax 40
Orion 102mm ED refractor
B&L Criterion 4000
Orion 120mm f/5 refractor
Celestron Omni XLT 150
AT 152mm f/5.9 refractor
Levenhuk 8" f/4 reflector
Meade 12" Lightbridge
6" F4.6(w/Paracorr) Reflector , 8" F11 Dall Relay Scope ,6" F5 RFT Refractor w/Istar Obj , G11 Mount Gemini1 Level 4
“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
Quote: My take on this..... I used to keep my 127ED setup in my garage but I always worried about the heat.
Happy owner of-- A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform A PST Double Stack
Quote:I store my stuff in a shed.
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive
Orion XT10(Original F/5)
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Quote:Quote: My take on this..... I used to keep my 127ED setup in my garage but I always worried about the heat. Most people store their telescopes in the garage. I live in San Antonio, and the temperatures get quite high--especially in the garage. I store my 12.5 inch Portaball on my side of the closet in the house. I also keep all my eyepieces and related equipment in the house. In my opinion, one avoids a host of problems keeping the telescope and important accessories in the house. Many spouses aren't keen on this idea, or would 'veto' such an idea. Mine does not mind since everything is on my side of the closet. I bought an 18 inch Ultra Compact. My wife agreed to let me build a three sided faux cabinets. It would have a top and three sides, and rest on rollers. I would put the telescope in the family room, with the false cabinet rolled over and around the telescope. When company arrived, all they saw was the cabinet. (I don't know what is wrong with a telescope sitting in a family or living room--but most of us won't win that one. ) Just before I had the cabinets made, I sold the 18 UC and now only view with my 12.5 inch Portaball, which is on my side of the closet.Your telescope should hold up OK in the garage. However, if you could, I would recommend inside the house.