Bryan Stone Past President, NSAAC (North Shore Amateur Astronomy Club) Visual Astronomer with: "GoldenEye" XT8 Classic, flocked, Moonlite CR2(Gold), Telrad, 1st Base mount Serial #001 "Night Hawk" SV 80mm f/7 Aplanat on M1/GNG TV 11NT6, 32P, 1.8xB, Pentax XF 8.5 ES 82 N2 6.7, GSO SV 30, UO KII 16 Lumicon OIII,Orion Ultrablock, Moon Filter, 4 color filters, 25mm Sirius P, 10x50 Explorer Binocs, Celestron broadband filter,Tectron collimation tools, Pelican 1500 Divider Case, StarDust chair
ATM project around a Coulter 17.5" mirror COMPLETE with Intelliscope C.O.L Apogee 6" F8 refractor, CG-5 mount, Coronado P.S.T Criterion 4" F12 Dynascope
Quote:If they can indeed resolve Cassini's division on Saturn, they must have mirrors made by ZOC.
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:Guess we should stop using pretty ladies or handsome hunks in car commercials too....just ain't gonna happen...It's also why we all here basically say stay away from Walmart scopes, the best views you will see are on the box.By the way, I saw your "Goldeneye" stickers in another thread, did you ever get the scope completed yet?
Quote: I was sort of trying to be humerous, but I really feel that this is another example of false advertising. These scopes are simply not capable of resolving an image of Saturn such as the ones shown on the boxes, and I don't think it's right or fair, and would be very potentially disappointing to a young newbie.imho, ymmv
Quote:Didn't know Orion sold a.knock off of the astroscan by Edmund scientific
Active instruments: 4.25" f/6 Newtonian on altazimuth Springfield mount with crutch tripod -- telescope for the handicapped. 12" f/6 Newtonian Telescope maker since 1958; always more to come? Well maybe just one more and it will be something very special Stellafane Awards: 1977 1st award for 4" f/6 refractor 1978 1st award for 4" f/4 Lurie Aplanat 1983 1st award for Newtonian smoking pipe For Sky and Telescope articles, please see Bio info.
Quote:Quote:Didn't know Orion sold a.knock off of the astroscan by Edmund scientific I did not know that either.
Quote:Are those telescopes for cute kids or are they for kids who are somewhat less in the looks department.Just kidding
Celestron 8SE Dobstuff 13.1": Swayze refigured Coulter mirror, 6 pt mirror cell (2 pt edge support) and CF focuser board made by me StarBlast 4.5 ST80/PortaMount II Zhumell 20x80/Oberwerk 15x70 on a Seronik-style tripod boom mount Hubble Optics 18 inch F/4 mirror.
Quote: the Republic of Ireland only markets Celestron scopes and nothing else. Even Ireland's largest astronomy showroom - Astronomy Ireland - carries only Celestrons.
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.
Quote:Gee, those eyepieces look real safe in there,
Quote:Wow! I never would have figured Jon! Well, if it works for you, great idea! In looking at it from the first pic, one would never think they were secure!Cheers,
Quote:Jon,That's a really cool little finder / reflector you had on your scope. Did it not work out? I once had thoughts about getting a 4 or 5 inch short tube reflector for a finderscope, but later trashed the idea because I thought it maybe too large and heavy.Cheers,