Dan Orion XT8g If your dob isn't broke, fix it anyway. Don't tell me what I want to hear, tell me the truth.
Carol Lakomiak, Tomahawk WIWriting Sky at Night magazine's astrosketch page since June 2009Moon Sketch TutorialSun/DSO Sketch TutorialCN GalleryPhoto Gallery
Thomas Watson - Author of Mr. Olcott's Skies. Available in paperback and ebook formats. Weblog: Under Desert Stars
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."
Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform
Quote:A grazing occultation of Saturn. Watching the planet play hide-and-seek behind the unlit lunar mountains was incredible.
Quote:Mine was the first time seeing it naked-eye as a single image instead of triple, after getting my cataracts fixed.
Quote:Quote:Mine was the first time seeing it naked-eye as a single image instead of triple, after getting my cataracts fixed. When did that happen Rick?Pete
"To the Moon!" Orion 127mm Mak-Cass Meade 60mm Refractor
www.bajadarkskies.com 18" Starmaster dob (zambuto primary) 30" Starmaster dob (intermountain optics)
RASC Lunar Observer | Messier Observer | Observer's Handbook Editor
Astronomy Nova Scotia
12" f/5 Skywatcher dobsonian | 100mm f/9 Skywatcher refractor | 70 mm f/6.2 TeleVue Ranger | 15x70 Celestron binos | 7x50 Pentax binos | 50 mm f/10 Galileoscope
Quote:All of these are great. JerryOrr: If I am reading the size correctly from VMA, the diameter of Rimae Triesnecker is about a mile. Why do they say you should need a 12" scope to see something that is over 1500m wide? Am I reading the size correctly?Otto: If anyone read from the Bible during a mission now, some Atheists and the ACLU would have a cow!
Quote:TV transmissions from the moon during Apollo 8. Two different ones; the earth rise captured by Borman. And then the panorama of the moon passing by as they read the beginning of the book of Genesis; the first creation story; all on Christmas eve.
Celestron CPC 800 XLT GPS 1960's Tasco/Montgomery Ward 60mm refractor 1970's homebrew 6" f/8 Newtonian, Coulter mirrors Meade HD-60 4.5mm, 6.5mm, 9mm, 12mm, 18mm, 25mm Jaegers 18?mm Celestron Ultima LX 5mm Agena 32mm, 38mm Meade 4000 56mm
150mm MCT f/13, 31% CO
"People say I'm in denial. I disagree."
Scopes: CPC8, TV85+Voyager Binos: 40-70mm, GT80mm~45deg
"We live in the sky, not under it." John Tyndall