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
Quote:Congrats, Tony! And welcome to the asylum!
One thing you can do while waiting for the skies to clear is line up the finder. You can do so during the day by aiming at a distant target like the top of a telephone pole. It's a LOT easier than trying to do it at night. You will probably still need a final adjustment when you get under the stars, but if you do it during the day at least it will start off pretty close.
Truth is the cubed root of Verbosity.
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)
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Geoff... --Nexstar 8SE + bits and pieces-- ================================== ...Think before you act... -----------------------------
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:Was the scope dewed up?
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:As far as your problem with higher magnification, was the scope at thermal equilibrium? If not it will have a similar effect as poor seeing.James
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