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 Round Table EQ Platform
Clint & Debbie Whitman (aveman JOIN US AT CSPAMP VII 8/1,2,3/14 Classic Telescopes, 9" AP ThePEARL, 1946 4" Tinsley Saturn Telescope. 1970 4" Unitron 155c,1954 100mm Unitron Brass 152. 1950s Nippon Kogaku refractors 5 CM, 6.5 CM. 1965 10" F8 Cave Astrola, G-11 ST2000xm
Old brass and old glass
Unitron 114 62mm Unitron 128 60mm Unitron 140 75mm Unitron 155 102mm Cave Astrola 10" f/5 (1959) Meade LX90 8" & LXD75 AR6-AT
Quote:I would love to have the C14 that Johhny Carson owned, how cool would that be?
Celestron C8 Registry
"If you want to succeed in the world, you don't have to be much cleverer than other people. You just have to be one day earlier.” -- Leo Szilard
Quote:Quote:I would love to have the C14 that Johhny Carson owned, how cool would that be? For me, a C22 but the chances of (1) finding one over here and (2) having the cash to but it if I did and (3) getting it past the CFO means this will stay a pipe dream. James
"The White Zone is for loading or unloading of passengers only. No Astrophotography." Cosmic Acres! Greatest restoration challenge: Tulley and Sons 3" achromat on Altazimuth mount, circa ~late 1820s
Gregg 10" f8 Newtonian 12.5" F 4.5 Cave Astrola Unitron 114 w unihex , Unitron 128, Tasco 7te, Tasco 7te-5,Criterion 4000
Uncle Rod Uncle Rod's Astroblog: http://uncle-rods.blogspot.com/
Quote: As Mr. Spock said, “After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.”
1st Caveman Award!Maynard Clark 8" f/8The Horsetrail Cave 12.5" f/7.51975 Cave 8" f/7 Lightweight Deluxe1972 Cave 8" f/4.5 RFT DeluxeCriterion RV-6Logitech HD C615 Webcam for Imaging
Quote:..... As Mr. Spock said, “After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.”
Refractors Reflectors Two Cats A few eyepieces
Classic refractors; visual observer, old school.
"Toto, I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore."
Quote:Quote: As Mr. Spock said, “After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” I have found this to be true for most women. Except one. The one I am now dating.
John Higbee Tasco 60mm 5VTE Refractor - 1964 Edmund 4.25" f/10 Palomar Junior Reflector - 1967 Celestron C8 "orange tube" SCT - 1976 Zhumell Tachyon 25x100 binoculars (2010) w/ Petersen Engineering E-Z Binoc SuperMount - 2013 Edmund Spilhaus Space Clock - 2010 Cave Astrola 12.5" f/6 Reflector - 2012 Criterion RV-6 Dynascope - 2012 Meade ETX90EC - 2013 Meade ETX125PE UHTC - 2013 Towa Model 305 Refractor (60mm, f/15) - 2013 Tower Royal Astro Refractor (76mm, f/16) - 2014
Quote:Holy Grail, eh? I am not much of a refractor dude, but I would still have to say a big Unitron or a Tasco 20TE (which I would rather have than a 4-inch Unitron Photo Equatorial). I guess it's a good thing I'm not in the position to afford or buy one. As Mr. Spock said, “After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.”
7x35 and 10x50 sears tower binocs, 3" f/10 edmunds reflector, 2.4" f/11.7 manon refractor, 6" f/8 jaegers refractor, 10" f/11 R30 Istar refractor, 3" f/15.8 sans&streiffe refractor, 3.1" f/15 selsi refractor(towa 339), 2.4" f/15 sears refractor, selsi 30x30mm spyglass, criterion 5-draw 25x45x75x spyglass(1957), 4.25" f/14.8 tasco 20te.http://cleardarksky.com/c/OmahaNEkey.html
Andy Miller 12 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian (coming soon) Celestron C102 HD " Carl" Scope brand 60mmx 700mm " widger scope" Celestron Comet catcher(orange tube)"Scott" 60mm Telescope Club
Nine telescopes of a diverse nature. My Web Site Cosmic Cat: a children's book about astronomy for iPad. English Lessons for Amateur Astronomers
Homemade 16"F6.5 dob(Stellafane optical winner 1996) and 22.6" F4.9 homemade mirrors, 10"F7 dob (Stellafane 2nd opt 2009)Celestron Ultima 9.25 dynascope RV6 1973, Orange C14 1975,orangeSupC8,c11/C5orangetube CGEM, CGE, Meade 30 UWA5K,34&28mmSWA 5k,14mmUWA4K 4K/ES9mm&14mm100degree/panoptic 22mm/nagler11mmT6/7mmT1/3.5mmT6/T.V.WF 19mm and 15mm, Cel AXIOM LX 23mm/15mm Sears 80F15 3#4454/sears4-6344 76mmf16
Sears 4-6305 60mmX900mm
Meade LX-50 10" with LX-200 Classic forks
Quote:My pick would be a 4" Unitron on its pier mount and clock drive. It would be just like the one I used in high school thanks to a person I met by chance and he said that I could use it any time I wanted to since he didn't use it that much anymore. It was in its own observatory on his property.