Terry Zhumell Z10 Celestron 80ED on a Celestron ASCG-5 GT Celestron Nextstar 102mm Refractor on a Vixen Mini Porta Mount Canon T3, 18-55mm, 80-200mm
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
"You're not afraid of the dark, are you?" - Riddick "The best scientists are humble. They seek to understand, not to ensure their legacy, but merely to understand." - Mori
I want to do more then just look.
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
ToddBrunton Eterna 15x51 • Fujinon 10x50 FMT-SX • Garrett Optical Signature Series 15x70Nikon 12x50 Action Extreme • Oberwerk 15x60 • Oberwerk 20x80 StandardPentax 20x60 PCF WP II • Celestron Skymaster 20x80 (Reanimated by Dr. Suddarth)Orion Paragon Plus Mount and Paragon XHD TripodManfrotto 562B Monopod adapted with Manfrotto 222 "Joystick" Head
DJ Eastern Missouri, USA Bushnell 8x42's, SV80ed, Nexstar 130SLT, C5+, 8" LX200 Classic, 10" f/7 Cave, Orion XT10 w/Moonlite focuser
Astronomer for the People. "Taking Chaos out of the Cosmos" "There's an amazing universe all around us...EXPLORE IT!!!" So many galaxies, so little time!
When I first got interested at age 10 I didn't have a scope yet, or binoculars, so I would lie on a blanket in our back yard and marvel at what must have been magnitude 6 or 6.5 skies. I didn't know much of anything about what I was seeing at age 10 and didn't know anyone else who did.
I could see what I later learned was M31 very easily straight overhead, but at the time I thought it must have been the LMC I had seen pictured in my Life Nature Library series book The Universe, my one resource.
First and foremost observing love: naked eye.
Last but not least, telescopes.
And I sometimes dabble with cameras.
Present gear: 16-inch f/4.5 Dobsonian 50mm straight through-finder Green laser pointer 26mm, 32mm, and 38mm 70 degree field EPs 4.7mm, 14mm and 18mm 82 degree field EPs 8mm, 17mm, 21mm 68 degree field EPs 2X 2" Barlow Tirion star atlas (white stars, black background) hand-laminated Megastar Editor & co-founder Las Vegas Astronomical Society Observer's Challenge To nudge or not to nudge, that is the question www.fredrayworth.com
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.
Remember to have your clouds spayed or neutered, contrails included.
Time spent looking at the stars is added to your life
Bashful, Misty, and little Ralphie - my heavenly stars
A-P 105 Traveler ~ TEC 140 ED ~ TEC 6 MCT
A-P Mach1 GTO ~ Losmandy GM-8 ~ TV Gibraltar
Visual deep sky 18" f4.3 David Lukehurst dob 8" f/6 Dark Star dob 8x42 binos 100% visual observing...
Quote:I'm surprised no one from the southern hemisphere has replied about the Magellanic Clouds.
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