.... back yard astronomer ================= Don't forget to look at the moon often. Its a play ground of fun if you throttle up the magnification!
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
A man is a small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
Clear skies, Erik
Visual astronomer, main instruments:
Matthias Wirth 16" f/5 Takahashi FS-102 NSV on EM-10 Celestron 1983 C5
Zeiss, TeleVue and Celestron eyepieces
Nikon 18x70 IF-WP Zeiss Victory FL 7x42 Zeiss Victory FL 10x32
I want to do more then just look.
16" Teeter Custom f/4.5 #112; 8" Celestar SCT f/10; 4.25" Edmund DSC f/10 Newtonian; Bushnell 10x50's; Barska 25x100's; Denkmeier Power Switch diagonal; H-Beta 1.25" & O-III filters 1.25" and 2". ES 82* 30mm, 14mm; ES 100* 9mm; UWAN 82* 7mm
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.
10" F/4.7 Modified Skywatcher Reflector, 38mm Orion Q70, 17mm Modified Ultima LX, 10mm TeleVue Delos, 7mm Pentax XL.