Quote:Because "Even a light polluted sky is better than what's on television."
Celestron EDGE 11/CGEM | Stellarvue SVR90T-25FT20MM ES100 | Televue 31MM Nagler T5 | Televue 11mm Nagler T6 | Televue 2X PowerMate Sky Safari 4 | SkyFi
11" Edge HD Moonlite Crayford / Astro Tech 65Quad APO / on a CGEM-DX Mount / Under a TI Dome /EPs are TV 12mm Doles, Celestron 23mm Luminos, ES 14mm-20mm 100degree, ES 28mm-34mm 68degree,
Rural central lower Michigan
Quote:Tell me again why I got back into this,
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.
Quote: Haven't found a way to mix the two hobbies.
Quote:I hit 50 on a Canondale.Pete
"By Grabthar's Hammer, you shall be avenged!"
6'' Orion SkyQuest f/5 12.5" Astrotel truss dob f/3.3 20" Super FXQ Starmaster William Optics 80mm ZenithStar ED II 1855/2500 Observing sessions grand total for 2013, 49. So far in 2014, 14
Quote:Quote: Haven't found a way to mix the two hobbies. Pinbout hashttp://i1260.photobucket.com/albums/ii570/Pinbout/scopeonbike.jpgBill
Quote:Quote:I hit 50 on a Canondale.Pete 50 what?
Quote:We are a ship of fools. But, nothing in my 70 years of living has come close to the joy of looking up at a night sky, and seeing the objects revealed as only a telescope can.
Quote: Tell me again why I got back into this, seems as frustrating as golf when you think about it.
4.5", 6", and 10" Newtonian astrographs.
2 ST80s; ED80; 3 CCD cameras; 5 EQ mounts: all polished, tuned, and modified.
The rule of telescope features: aperture; equatorial tracking; or low cost. Pick any two.
Quote:Quote: Haven't found a way to mix the two hobbies. Hmmmmm I guess we could put a Dovetail mount on the front fairing ,
My eyepieces are made from the waste product of exploding stars.
10XTi 102XLT ST80A(2" Focuser); President, Eypieces Anonymous, Denver Chapter (Hello, I'm an eyepiece junky, what's your excuse?)
DAS Dark Site
Quote:Quote:Quote:I hit 50 on a Canondale.Pete 50 what? 50 PPM , That's( Pedals Per Minutes )
Quote:Well! My old Hobby was going over 200 MPH on a Motorcycles , How stupid was that?
Quote:Quote:Well! My old Hobby was going over 200 MPH on a Motorcycles , How stupid was that? 200 mph will get you to a dark site pretty quickly. Don't forget to wear your red goggles.
12" Dob, 4" Mak, 3" APO, PST, bunch of green eyepieces & an understanding wife.
Quote:If one's only contact with astronomy is through eyepiece time, then yeah, the weather can be a source of vexation. But the *hobby* of astronomy is not limited to a clear sky.
Celestron 8SE XLT Celestron 6SE + Antares f/0.63 focal reducer Celestron SE Goto Mount Kson 1026 ED Carbon Fibre tube Skywatcher Synscan AZ Goto Various EPs (Baader Mk III Zooom, BST, Televue, X-Cel LX)
Quote:Somebidy should design a waterproof telescope so you can observe in the rain.
Quote:The title is somewhat in jest of course. After about two years of inactivity I suddenly developed an interest in observing again and the rekindling of interest came with a long string of clear, moonless and low humidity nights that further spiked the interest.So I then went out and bought some stuff to further enjoy the hobby and have suffered from nothing but overcast skies since. The latest cruel thing is the crystal clear all day only for a wall of clouds to roll in at darkness and destroy the whole night ordeal. This particular cruel event has occurred for three nights straight.Tell me again why I got back into this, seems as frustrating as golf when you think about it.
-- Matt -observing since fall 2012 16" F/4.5 truss DOB / EON 120mm ED / 10" F/5 strut DOB Paracorr (T1 tunable),telrad, RACI finders, AltAz Tripod mount ES 82° 4.7,6.7,8.8,30mm AT Paradigm 60° 25,18,12mm Pentax XW 70° 20,14mm , Baader zoom observing list/notes.. beginning dslr astrophotos (moon/widefields)
Quote:Quote:We are a ship of fools. But, nothing in my 70 years of living has come close to the joy of looking up at a night sky, and seeing the objects revealed as only a telescope can. But I must admit to being an opportunist in my choice of hobbies. Living in San Diego, I naturally gravitated towards activities well suited for this fine city.. Skiing, ice fishing, watching professional football and baseball, the opportunities are limited. Surfing, hiking, birdwatching, cycling 365 days a year, these are more doable.Jon
Quote:Every night there is cloudy weather is another reason to work on building or upgrading your gear.
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."
Quote:Quote:Every night there is cloudy weather is another reason to work on building or upgrading your gear.Yes. That way you end up with a much higher quality rig to not be able to use.