Dark Arts Observatory - Brockport, NY - Skyshed POD XL5 with iOptron iEQ45 Mount
Scopes: C8, C5, SV110 ED, EON-72 ED, ST 80, ATRC6, Megrez 90
Tim _____________ NextStar 8SE (Stella) and 6SE (Loretta) Hirsch f/6.3 Focal Reducer ZW Optical ASI120MC Camera Celestron, Astro-Engineering, Televue and TMB EP's, Filters and Barlow SkySafari/Skywire iPhone app Astrozap Dew Shield NexImage CCD, other various AP adapters/equipment "The more I learn about the universe... the less convinced I am that there's any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all."-Neil deGrasse Tyson
Clear Skies, TonyScopes: Celestron 150mm SCT, ES 102mm refractor, 114mm Newt, Circle T 80mm refractor, Cel./Vix. 60mm refractor "the Brute" EP's: Various and sundry along with barlows WO and ES Dielectric Diagonals Filters: DGM Optics NPB, Orion SkyGlow Filter, color and longpass AstroZap Dew Shield, Vibration Pads etc... AstroPlanner V2.1, SkySafari 4 Plus, Vortex 8X42, 60's 7X35 Binocs Astronomy in the Orange Zone! ...73 de KM5JH...
Nextstar 6SE Baader Hyperion 8, 13, 17, 21 I WOULD RATHER BE ABLE TO APPRECIATE THINGS I CANNOT HAVE THAN TO HAVE THINGS I AM NOT ABLE TO APPRECIATE. TOO MANY PEOPLE NOWADAYS KNOW THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING AND THE VALUE OF NOTHING. ***** ELBERT HUBBARD *****
Quote: Never realized how bad the weather was around here till I took up this hobby!-Dan
Nexstar 8SE, Celestron MAK C90, Skywatcher Backpacker 80, ES 102 ED, Orion XT4.5, Celestron 15x70 binos Baader Maxbright Binoviewers, ES 82*-6.7mm, 8.8, 14, 14, and 24mm EPs, Celestron zoom EP CGEM DX mount, ASI210mc, Canon T2i More stuff than I care to add!
CPC1100 Nexstar 8i + GPS & Rays Brackets Denk S1 power switch Orion 100 mm Refractor Meade LXD 55 ...AR-5 127 mm Refractor Gerbring heated clothing in the winter Exploradome Observatory S.I.E. (Smiling Irish Eyes) 39*21'03" N 77*28'12" W The sky over my head....
Astronomy compels us to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
CPC1100 NexStar 8SE
E.Ps:-1.25"..6.3mm 15mm 25mm & 40mm - 2" W.A..26mm 30mm & 38mm - Zooms:- Baader 8 x 24mm & AE 8 x 24mm
Finders:- RACI 9x50, 8x50 & GLP
Filters:- 2" Polarised, UHC, & OIII + Solar
Bits&Bobs:- 2" X2 Barlow, Dew Shield, Motor focuser, 0.6 Focal Reducer, 17Ah power pack.
Dream Maker Observatory SkyShed P.O.D
Truth is the cubed root of Verbosity.
Skip Celestron NexStar 6SE Orion SkyQuest XT10i Intelliscope Lots of cheap (inexpensive) glass and a bunch of other astro-stuff. Fort Worth Astronomical Society Austin Astronomical Society
Quote:And in similar vein, Dan and Peter,
They say the Sun shines every day,
But all we ever get is grey !
Month on month it gets no better, t
Just becoming all the wetter !
Return Jet Stream and mend your way,
And drive these UK clouds away !
But last night with stars so bright,
I ventured out: all seemed so right !
Though setting up, was quite a chore,
(I'd forgotten how to; anymore. (?)
The problem solved; through notes and log,
I then was thwarted by the fog !
(Tennyson or Wordsworth it certainly ain't, but ? )
François C8 f/10, lunt 102 mm f/7 ED. SkyWatcher 12" f/5. pentax XW 40, 30,10 delos 14, 8, 6, 4.5. Vixen lvw 22 Brandon 12, 8 TV 2x barlow Closer and closer to the ideal eyepiece collection, but never reaching perfection
Look up and behold a wonderous sight! ********************** Meade ETX105 & NexStar 6SE Hyperion 8-24mm, MRF and 8x50 RACI finder. Canon EOS 550D (T2i) DSLR, SPC880 & 900 webcams for AP
Live Life Right. Aim High, Think High
Zhumell Z8. C6-SGT / ZEQ25GT. AR102 / WO Z71.
Celestron 15 x 70 / Nikon 10 x 50 action series. Modest range of eyepieces, TV Barlow, Diagonals, FR's. Skytracker / Astronomik CLS II.
Canon 70D / 550D.
Jack Celestron Nexstar 6SE Stock 25mm Plossl, Vixen NPL 15mm, Televue 11mm and 32mm Plossls GSO 2X Barlow, Astrozap Dewshield
Quote:Hey Guys,Has anyone thought of copyrights to Our material?Who knows, maybe Metallica or Tom Jones might steal, I mean, use them.
Quote:OK, this is getting ridiculous.I checked my clear sky clock a couple of days ago and found that last night was supposed to be clear! Checked it again yesterday and looked like the skies would clear up early afternoon and not cloud over again till after midnight! I checked other weather and astro-weather services which all reported the same thing. Low winds, low humidity ... check, check! Seeing and transparency only so-so, but I'll take it!Looked outside last night, stars were shining! A few clouds hovered on the horizon, but I figured those would be rolling in after midnight as predicted. It was only 7pm so I had plenty of time. Got suited up, put on all my cold weather gear that I got for Christmas including battery heated insoles and heated vest from Gerbing. Put all my gear on the cart and hauled it through the snow to my spot about 150 feet from the house. Grabbed the scope that had been cooling on the porch for the last couple of hours and carried it out.Got everything set up and looked to the north for Polaris - gone. Clouds over the northern quarter of the sky! Oh well, I can spend time on Jupiter, the Pleiades, Orion, and others in that neck of the woods. Well, I got Jupiter in my sights just in time to see it for about 5 minutes before thin clouds started dimming the view. Rushed over to Orion for my only peek so far this year. Looked up at the sky and it was pretty much covered with clouds with a few stars peeking through here and there, and getting worse by the minute. Sigh. Dragged everything back in. -Dan
Clear skies!- Steve"It takes all the running you can do just to stay in one place." - The Red Queen