Vero Beach Florida
Meade LX850 12" C 8SE Meade ETX 90
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
Remember to have your clouds spayed or neutered, contrails included.
--Dawg, the Russell "Akita mani yo." Observe everything as you walk. (--Lakota) Celestron Celestar 8 Standard SCT, f10 Celestron C80ED ref., f7.5 Celestron 80mm Wide View ref., f5 Orion 120ST ref., f5 Criterion RV-6 Dynascope, Newt., f8, (c. 1962) Sears Discoverer 60mm ref., f7, (c. 1973) Celestron Ultima DX 10x50 Nikon Action Extreme 10x50 Tasco 7x35 wide
Quote:I dunno how you guys do it. I have a 16" lb and though I still look at moon the next purchase I make will be a variable filter. When I look away from eyepiece I'm straight blinded.
Orion XT12G Telrad Orion Q70 32mm ES 82* 8.8mm ES 82* 6.7mm ES 82* 4.7mm Baader Hyperion Mark-2 Zoom Orion Skyline GLP + finder bracket Astro-Tech 2x Barlow for 2" and 1.25" Orion Variable Polarizing Eyepiece Moon Filter Orion UltraBlock Narrowband Filter GPS An awesome wife that bought me the telescope! Apertura AD8 with tweakers package Celestron 15x70 Starmaster Binoculars with tripod Celestron Neximage 5 Member CFAS http://www.astrobin.com/users/billytk/
12" ScopeScavenger Truss Prototype 1.0 http://scopescavengerastronomy.blogspot.com ETX90 with goto--currenltly on loan to an aspiring young astronomer Z12 Zhumell Dob with setting circles and digital inclinometer--currently dissected for parts EPs (Agena 24-8mm zoom, 30mm 2" zhumell, 28mm super plossl, Celestron basic kit 15mm and 9mm) 10x42 Alpen binos 20x80 binos
Quote:Quote:I dunno how you guys do it. I have a 16" lb and though I still look at moon the next purchase I make will be a variable filter. When I look away from eyepiece I'm straight blinded. That is a good thing.. Dark adaptation is counter productive when observing brighter objects like the moon. Ideally you are viewing the moon with your cones (color vision) which provides you with greater resolution. Your rods are desirable for viewing dim objects but with your rods you lose color vision and resolution.One trick planetary observers use is to keep some lights on so that the eye does not dark adapt. Jon
JeremyC80ED * Orion StarBlast 6 * C11 StarbrightVixen Porta II mount * AS-GT EQ mountPlossls * 66 Enhanced Wide Angles * 2" 52mm Erfle
Quote:Someone just posted in the beginners forum about a variable polorizing moon filter on sale for dirt cheap. At $18 you really can't go wrong.
Cactus Patch Observatory / 14" LX200
"The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom, and the unknown. Some do bow in that final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three."
Harper Bruce (A6Q6) Quantum 6 by OTI, Clave plossl 5,8,12,16,20 and 25mm.
I see, therefore I gaze! Orion StarBlast 6 Orion SkyQuest XT8g CPC 1100
Meade LS8 ACF Meade 2" Diagonal Apetura 10" Tweakers Package Meade ETX-125, ETX-90 for Solar Celestron 80mm APO PST Meade SWA - 34mm,28mm,24mm,20mm Brandon 32mm, 16mm Vernonscope 40mm Erfle 2" ES 14mm,11mm,6.7mm 8.8 Nagler 13mm T6, Pan 19mm Meade 12.4 Pl,9.7mm, 15mm SP Meade 2x Shorty Barlow Powermate 2.5x WO Bino Viewer, 20mm 66* pair Denkmier 2 Super System Meade Nebula Filters Meade 9x60 Bino Vivitar S1 8x42 Bino Canon T2i, 18-55mm, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm
Orion XT8, Celestron C102 f/10 (given by a very kind person), Konus 114mm f/4.5 (rebuild project), Celestron First Scope (gift to grandson- he leaves it here mostly)
10x50, and 16x32 binos
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
Quote:Wondering if most people use filters of any sort when viewing the moon.I have discovered that the moon is very bright and perhaps a filter might calm that brightness down. And possibly might even enhance the view?
12" Meade SCT 9.25" Celestron SCT 5" ES-AR refractor 90mm Astromaster refractor 80mm Galileo refractor 70mm Astromaster 66mm Astrotech refractor 16x80 Orion bino's 8x40 & 7x35 Nikon bino's
MANY a hearth upon our dark globe sighs after many a vanish’d face, Many a planet by many a sun may roll with a dust of a vanish’d race. Raving politics, never at rest—as this poor earth’s pale history runs,— What is it all but a trouble of ants in the gleam of a million million of suns?
Nothing would be done at all if one waited until they could do it so well that nobody could find fault with it.