Clear skies / "Bright skies aren't empty skies" (James Mallaney)
My best solar system sketches / My deep sky sketches
André Vaillancourt Visual observer only since 1974 Skyshed POD / C14 HD 355/3910mm / CGE pro Lunt LS152 152/900mm solar / CGEM DX Celestron C80 80/600mm LS50Ha solar filter Ile Perrot, Québec, Canada / 53 years old / red zone SQM 19
RASC Member (Okanagan) Home built 15"f5 Obsession clone 8"f6 Antares Dob Celestron Skymaster 15x70 Howie Glatter laser pointer/Blug Lumicon 2"OIII 2"UHC Eyepieces 31mm Nagler,21mm Ethos,13mm Ethos,10mm Ethos,8mm Ethos,6mm Delos,2X Barlow, Antares 1.6X Barlow,TV Paracorr Type1
Chris Nexstar 8SE; Celestron AVX mount; Hyperion 8-24 mm zoom; Orion 9x50 RACI; Baader Sky Surfer Messier count 110/110 "Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light; I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night" 51N, 2W My Gallery
Quote:Many thanks, all of you! As I said, the most tedious part is getting used to the absolute dark again after having drawn just a few dots. Is this a problem you also have, or have you found a way of coping with this? I'm already using a (not so bright) red light, but still the nebula's almost disappeared when I put my eyes against the eyepieces again, and I have to wait at least a couple of minutes before I can see the faintest details and stars again...Peter--------------------18" f/4.45 PeterDob
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.