Robert The more I learn, The more there is to learn! Orange Zone Dark Site 3 Mounts 4 Imaging Cameras 3 Guide Cameras OTA's = yes
Quote:Can they build a "Roll-off Roof House", you could save money that way by not building a seperate Observ.
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SBIG 8300M/FW8, Astrodon 36mm LRGB, 5nm Ha, 3nm SII, OIII - Canon EOS 6D unmod SSI3, SSAG,
Skytools3pro, MaxImDLpro, PSCS5, PSPpro, TheSkyX, TheSky6, BYE, StarTools
Orion XX14g -for visual- diags, ep's, accy tubes, Binocs .
AstroTech Ritchey Chretien 8"
Williams Optics Zenithstar 80
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Quote: Man... I'm going to get deep stuff with the CFO when/if I tell her I'm bringing home a C14, and oh, btw, the forecasted total spend on this project just went up by, oh, say tripple what I planned! I guess I better plan on a "warm room" attached to that ROR with room for a comfy couch...
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Quote:I'm trying to plan ahead to manage the gloom and doom as best as possible here. Hell hath no fury like a C14 shown to a wife who doesn't care for Astronomy. Just sayin'.
8" GSO RC with CSL Moonlite FocuserTelevue TV60isLosmandy G11 with Gemini 2 (with Ovision upgrade)
SBIG STT-8300m with Self Guiding filter wheel
A wide assortment of lenses for my Canon.
Quote:Quote:I'm trying to plan ahead to manage the gloom and doom as best as possible here. Hell hath no fury like a C14 shown to a wife who doesn't care for Astronomy. Just sayin'. The day I got a new OTA I distracted the wife with some Jewelry
Quote:Well, with a swap of existing equipment for the C-14 (assuming the C-14 isn't a pile of junk), there really isn't an initial cost and it would be very hard to pass up a deal like that. With my wife, I could explain it, and she would tell me to go for it. However, it sounds like yours might not be so understanding.As for getting killed, is she strong enough to drop that OTA on you?
Takahashi FS78 AP 92mm F7 Stowaway AP 130mm F6 EDFs AP 155 F7 EDF AP 175 F8 my new baby AP 10 inch Mak AP 400 QMD AP 1200 Goto CP3
Canon T2i Unmodded
Orion Atlas Mount
Orion SSAG Mini Guider
Capture Software - Backyard EOS, PHD, EQMOD
Meade 2120 LX3 (Now on the Atlas and getting used a little!)
Quote:C-14 in a permanent observatory at a dark site, or my wife???Boy I'd miss my wife!!!(hope she doesn't see this)