14" Strut; 10"XT; 102ES; 22 in Process; 3.5,5,7,10,14,20mm Pentax XW; 17.3 & 12mm Delos; 27mm Panoptic; 20&24mm ES 68; 24mm ES 82; 30mm ES 82; 6&10mm BCO;
Webster/Zambuto 14.5" f/4.3 truss dob
Tele Vue-102, Gibralter mount
Tele Vue-76, Tele Pod mount
Canon 10x30 & 15x50 IS binocs
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform
Quote:Hello all -
I will be traveling to a very dark (for the east coast) site next month. I find myself re-finding the more difficult Messier and 'showpiece' objects when I am under dark skies, but this time I would like to stretch my observing muscles a bit and try for some interesting but challenging targets. I am an "experienced beginner" with a C11. I have OIII, Ha, and UHC filters if I need them. What recommendations would you make? I am open to any type of object - I guess I am interested in discovering what targets others find to be worthy challenges.
David W. Knisely . . . . . . "If you aren't having fun in this hobby, you aren't doing it right." Hyde Memorial Observatory http://www.hydeobservatory.info Prairie Astronomy Club http://www.prairieastronomyclub.org
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Quote:You may want to try your hand at some of the objects on the RASC list.http://messier.seds.org/xtra/similar/rasc-dsc.html