Quote:Just remember boys, what happens on CN stays on CN.Until I get to meet Yvonne, that is.
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. SkyShed P.O.D (Dream-Maker)
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...
Celestron 8SE with some eyepieces. Neximage 5 Unmodded T2i/550D Orion Sirius EQ-G
Truth is the cubed root of Verbosity.
Quote:Hi Tony,Many thanks for your kind words. I was working with the "big" scope (no match for ("the brute") I know. . I have my home made solar filter stopped down so to speak, (the aperture is only 7") so it compares well with what would be seen via the 6 or 8 se. I am going to put the 8se back together for use as a general "grab and go" scope.. It's just too good a scope to abandon all together. A 6se tube would be better but I'll manage with the 8se for now.Regards. Peter.
James 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!
Quote:Oh, and Peter I know you must have been confused since it's been a while since I posted here.
"Another new world, no beer, no women, no pool parlors, nothing to do here but to throw rocks at tin cans and we have to bring our own tin cans." Earl Holliman (Cookie)- Forbidden Planet
Quote:Was a beautiful clear night but with temps in single digits, about 8" of snow on the ground and me recovering from a cold I decided twas not a good idea to venture out. Seen weather reports from GB, good luck mates! Don't forget to batten down the hatches. I'm sure there is somewhere with good weather. Where's all our friends on the other side of the equator?