"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Orion XT8i Sears 6333 Refractor Tasco 7TE
Celestron Sky Master 15x70 Binos Orion Sirius 10mm 25mm 32mm UO 7mm HD Ortho Expanse and Agena Astro EWAs 6mm 9mm 15mm Siebert 6.9, 9.9mm StarSplitter (SS) ES 4.7, 6.7 and 11mm 82° N2 Meade 20mm QX70
I want to do more then just look.
Tak-106, AP900GTO, Unitrons, Masuyamas
The optimist thinks this is the best of all possible worlds. The pessimist fears it is true. "J. Robert Oppenheimer"
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer, main instruments:
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5 Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10 Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
Clint & Debbie Whitman (aveman JOIN US AT CSPAMP VII 8/1,2,3/14 Classic Telescopes, 9" f 10.6 AP Refractor ThePEARL, 1946 4" Tinsley Saturn Telescope. 1970 4" Unitron 155c,1954 100mm Unitron Brass 152. 1950s Nippon Kogaku refractors 5 CM, 6.5 CM. 1965 10" F8 Cave Astrola, G-11 ST2000xm Over 5500 posts prior to the CNC on 03/14/14
Quote:Saturn is gorgeous! The only hybrid diagonal is a plastic one that came with a90s tasco 60mm. At least the prism is glass! So I'm using that so I can use a favorite UO flat top 6.8mm ortho, that seems to show theMost detail without losing contrast too much. The mountIs very stable. I can keep the planet centered while holding the ra cable and not jiggle the image.
The Tasco Answer Man
I don't get no respect, but my scopes do! ---------------------------------------------- 1961 Swift 60mm model 839 (2); TV-102/GM-8; 1959 8" f/6 Treckerscope; 1959 8" f/7.4 Murray Scope; 1978 4" Edmund Astroscan; c. 1992 4-inch Celestron-Vixen SP-C102; c. 1950 20X60 Saturn spotting scope; 1963 7X50 Nippon Kogaku binoculars; Unitron #114 alt-az mount (Swifty-tron); Takahashi TOA-130S/EM-200USD3. Sold: my Fecker Celestar-4 after 40 yrs. of ownership (1970-2010).
Quote:Here's a teaser screen capture, though:
-R.J. Discovery DHQ 8" Celestron C4-R on LXD75 ZenithStar 66 ED Triplet Hardin DSH 6" Orion Transporter 70 Sears 60/900mm 10x50's & assorted other binos