binoculars 21-150mm scopes 90-368mm AL MasterObserverC #24
AP900GTO, AP1200GTO, DM6, Tak Epsilon 160, 12.5" F/3.8 AG Optical Newtonian, C9.25, 8" LX200GPS, 18" Starmaster w/Zambuto F/4.3, ES ED127mm CF, FS60C, SV80 FLI ML8300, QSI640WSG-8 SX Lodestars Some Uncle Al's glass hand grenades www.doghouseastronomy.com
David Cotterell Toronto, Ontario "If an observer actually sees an object, there is no point in referring to a formula to find out whether he ought to see it; and if he fails to detect it, no formula will ensure his success." - W.H. Steavenson 8" f/15.5 TEC Maksutov - 16" f/5 Teeter/Zambuto Dob - TEC 140 - AT 65EDQ APO Refractor - Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO Mount - iOptron ZEQ25 mount - Discmount DM6 - Canon 60Da
Quote:I won a prize as part of the SCURT research that I was a part of. Free admission to the TSP in either 2014 or 2015. I will wait until 2015 to return to TSP since a big chunk of my budget in 2014 will be going to my trip to Atacama Lodge in Chile in late March...Dave
Orion XX14g, Orion XT8, 80mm Go Scope, 4.5 Starblast EQ
35mm Panoptic, 24mm ES, 14 & 10mm Pentax XW, 2.5mm Nagler
20 & 15 mm TV Plossl, 7mm Celestron Ortho
Orion Mini-Giant Bino 9x63
Couch-Potato Telescope (Bino Chair made by Sim Picheloup)
"For now we see in a mirror dimly..."
Quote:what is the difference between the 3 observing fields-upper-central-lowerwhy would one set up on one or the other?edj
David Moody, FRAS 17.5" f/5 dob 10" f/10 SCT 5" f/8 refractor 80mm f/6 refractor 66mm f/6 refractor Plus a few others out of the rotation
Indiana for two more weeks...
14.5" Teeter w/ Richard Fagin mirror, TT #66
EON 120ED on CG-5 ASGT
Lunt LS60THa/B1200 Sky Guy Porta II
Denk Super System with A45 OCS
16"F4.5 meade Starfinder Rebuilt into Truss Dob, with refigured primary. Equatorial Platform 8"F6 Homebuilt dob Orion 4.5" Starblast Meade ETX-60 www.mnastro.org
CPC 1100, Celestar 8, Televue Pronto, ZEQ25gt Mount, Sky Safari/iPad
Quote:Don't they normally have some last minute openings?
Quote:I missed the lottery last year and got a Tent site late in February. Put myself on a wait list for a Bunkhouse and got assigned one in March. As it turns out, 2 of the bunks in my bunkhouse stayed empty the whole week. They definitely get cancellations later on.I did it right this year and will be in Crow's Nest and Upper Field. This will be my 4th TSP. Did 97 and 98 when I lived in Dallas. And finally made it back last year after living in Colorado the last 14 years. I like the dynamics of the upper field and being amongst all the big boys!Jim in Boulder
I was going this year because, since 2006, I'd been going to TSP every other year but I got a chance to go to Australia this year (I go on March 18th) and do some observing there so I took it. My bank balance won't let me do both!
Visual deep sky 18" f4.3 David Lukehurst dob 8" f/6 Dark Star dob 8x42 binos 100% visual observing...