Rolf Meier Ottawa, Ontario
Orion 203mm F3.9, TPO 304mm F4, SkyWatcher F4 Coma Corrector, QC PRO 9000, ASI120MM, TV5XPM, Atlas EQ-G (EQ MOD), Canon EF 200mm F2.8, Canon 6D, 14mm F2.8, Atik 314L+, 4 X 2" Nautilus with 2" Orion LRGB Filters.
DSLR peltier cooler
DSLR Processing Tutorial
Planetary Processing Tutorial
Quote: Southern Arizona is good especially at higher elevations, not so good from desert valleys. Glenn
"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
Quote:Coral Gables, FL.-Tim.
"...life is but a dream." Trying to update my tutorials Be sure to add me on Google Plus (TONS of good Science and Astro people here!) Mike's homepage My Scope, Akule - the Custom 14" f/4.5 Newt
Quote:I like this thread, it came out on Google Plus in a recent hangout we had. I don't know if it is possible to get hard facts, but it would be a great exercise in data analysis to get location and historical seeing accounts over time. This way you could see with facts the conditions over time and what the influences might be.Mike
Quote:I like this thread, it came out on Google Plus in a recent hangout we had. I don't know if it is possible to get hard facts, but it would be a great exercise in data analysis to get location and historical seeing accounts over time. This way you could see with facts the conditions over time and what the influences might be.MikePS I recall Percival Lowell sent an expedition to AZ for his Mars Observations. Initially there was excitement about Arizona, but I think they grew disappointed after a few oppositions no? My answer was Florida as well, but what do I know living in rare-good-seeing NC
Paul Maxson Celestron C14, Mewlon 250, Orion EON120, Flea3, ASI120MM. Those who say it can't be done need to stay out of the way of those doing it. http://www.sunspot51.com
Paul B. Jones http://www.astrobin.com/users/bunyon/
Quote: I'd look to see where the big scopes are located and follow that.
Quote:Hey Mike - I was thinking. Just for fun it might be nice to create a script that grabs the "seeing" forecasts from the clear sky clock and add them together for a whole year and create the average seeing for the continent.
ToxMan "Violence is not the answer. Poison is the answer."
32.2N 110.9W (Elev 2582 ft)
Celestron C11 Carbon Fiber (Veneno)
CI-700 EQ Mount Big Barlow 2x, Powermate 2.5x, Uranoport 1.5x, ES 3x barlows
DMK31, DMK21, Nautilus filter wheel, Orion filter set
FeatherTouch Focuser, MicroTouch Focus Controller
Starizona Cool Edge
Tom Polakis Tempe, AZ Visual observing, DSLR photography, lunar & planetary imaging http://www.pbase.com/polakis/
Quote:The seeing in northern Arizona is comparable to that of Chilean observatories... Here is the site testing paper Tom
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
Quote:The best place is the place where you are. Make the best of it and be thankful. Grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.