.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!
Author of "What's Up" articles for CN Author "Touching the Universe" iUniverse Author "Deep Sky Observing" Springer Author "Nebulae and How to Observe Them" Springer 8" Celestron SCT and Vixen ED 80 on a CGEM Canon T2i camera and lenses for piggybacking
I want to do more then just look.
Orion xx14g Dob CPC 1100 w/Skywatcher 80ED piggybacked Coronado PST TMB 92L refractor AT Voyager mount Nexstar 6/8 mount Denk Big Easy binoviewers Oodles of eyepieces and other optical gadgets Past scopes Meade 8" reflector and 8" SCT
DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
Crazy ATM 6" F9.4 Newtonian first light July 2011 8" F/5.6 Dob, first light June 2003 12.5" F/5 Dob, first light Aug 2007, as well as 9- 4" f/6 mirrors. In progress:12" f/7 on quartz, 18" F/5 on BVC, and a set of 3-8" optical flats All optics by yours truly.
Quote: I hate the names though. Infact its just wrong. Find someone from History, make some one up but somewhere somehow get a real name for it. I'd rather just call it Comet Bob or Doug.
Televue 85/TRF-2008 field flattener, Meade LX200 10", Manfrotto 055SSB tripod/410 geared head/AstroTrac TT320X-AG/056 3D head, GM-8/Gemini, 10 Micron 1000 HPS, Canon 40D (unmodded), Canon 450D (modded w/Astronomiks clip-ins - UV/IR, OWB), Coronado SM60/Lunt B1200/WO diagonal, Baader Herschel Wedge Leeds Sky Clock Ripon Sky Clock
Quote:Theres always Comet Encke to look forward to as well this year
Quote:If things work out, I'll be useing all my instruments. Rich (RLTYS)
SLAP Observer --- TMB130SS, SV102V(LOMO Lens), SV80ED Deluxe "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." -- Edmund Burke. "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." -- George Orwell "The measure of a man’s greatness is not determined by what he accomplishes for himself, but by what he accomplishes for others.” -- Some Bald Guy
Quote:Quote:If things work out, I'll be useing all my instruments. Rich (RLTYS) Same here!
Small scope enthusiast. Large scope aficionado
"Great men are forged in fire. It is the privilege of lesser men to light the flame." --John Hurt, as The War Doctor12" f/4.9 Skywatcher Collapsible Dobsonian8" f/4.9 Orion Newtonian w/Lockwood re-figured primary on alt-az mountOberwerk 15x70 BinocularsMinimalist Eyepiece Collection: 30mm ES-82, 22mm Vixen LVW, 14mm Delos, 10mm Delos, 7mm Pentax XW, 2X GSO 2" ED Barlow, 3X Explore Scientific Focal Extender, 4X Powermate
CG-11 5"mak,CR6&4,c60(vixen)ST120,MK67 1939 B&L 7x50,1943 AO M28 Past Friends 32 rfrs including 6" petzel,antares 6" 1529, Antares 4"f15,Jaegers 5" f5,76mm Mayflower,etc 19 Newt 4"-16" including Meade 1266 RG,DS16,SN10,RV6,SPC6,6"SS conqueror,5.5"CC,10" homemade,4" dynascope.etc 16 sct/mct 90mm-10" including Meade 2010,Super C8,180mm Orion mak,meade 2045,c90 etc 250 binos My Gallery
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Clear skies! Mike B. My Astro Blog & Image Gallery My Astrobin Page My Flickr Page
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Quote:If all goes well, I'll be using a variety of binoculars (7x35, 8x42, 10x50, and 15x70) and telescopes ranging from 80mm refractors to 17" and possibly larger reflectors.Dave Mitsky
Mike Crowle http://www.pbase.com/mcrowle/astrophotography http://www.flickr.com/photos/28745090@N02 Meade ED 127mm, Celestron C8, Coronado SolarMax 40 (a prize draw win!) Losmandy G-11, Vixen SP; modded Canon 600D, Philips SPC-900NC
Quote:Not at all optimistic about the weather, though - only 4 clear nights so far this year
Quote:Try Yorkshire - 1/2 night with no moon and 1/2 night including moon - thats it! I know why too - I bought a 10 Micron GM 1000 HPS mount - I'm really sorry
Scopes: 10" dob, 13" dob, 4" refractor
"Only gold is money, and nothing else. " - John Pierpont Morgan
Main Scopes :- Obsession 12.5 with AN, used with TV 12, 16 & 20mm NT2's. TV (Renaissance ) 101 on Gibralter mount with Skytour used with SM90 / BF10. Denk Standard with dual arm power switch, pairs of 40mm's, 32mm Plossls, Tak 32mm Orthos, 35 & 30mm Ultimas, 28mm RKE's, 25mm VT mm Orthos, , 18mm & 12.5mm BGO's. Borg 77 usually with Herschel Wedge and Nagler 7mm.
Quote: Borg 77 on a car window mount.
Lincoln, NE Clear Sky Chart: Celestron Nexstar 8SE Celestron Eyepiece and filter kit Celestron 7amp Power tank Kodak EasyShare z981