Rob Tak EM200, TEC 140
And if the dam breaks open many years too soon, And if there is no room upon the hill And if your head explodes with dark forebodings too, I'll see you on the dark side of the moon.
Takahashi TOA-130s with CAA and Feathertouch micro TOA130R reducer Astro-Physics Mach 1 w/Eagle Pier Canon T2i stock QHY8 CCD Scope Buggy Tele Vue Naglers and Ethos
17.5" Dob "Beta Version"
NP 127 on a CG-5 and CGEM DX
25x100 and assorted other binos
Naglers, Ethos and various others.
AT65, WO GTF 102, C8
Orion SSAG w/ 50mm guide scope
ES 14mm and 20mm EP
Astro Bin http://www.astrobin.com/users/ATX_71/ Erskin
“I am the only person to ever ace a 1951 USAF resolution test. My 'to observe' list says 'done'. I do not use charts or atlases when I starhop; men do not use maps. One of my sketches won an SBIG deep sky imaging contest. I am the life of star parties I have never attended. I never say anything looks like a faint fuzzy - not even a faint fuzzy. Pilots aim green laser pointers at me. Don Pensack proofreads my CN forum posts.” - The Most Interesting Astronomer in the Universe
Quote:Isn't that a bit like not paying attention and walking into the ladies' room by mistake?- Jim
ATM Nut.6" F15 Jaegers Refractor on Homebuilt EQ mount12.5" Homebuilt NewtProjects:16" F7.2 Reflector
Quote:I knew there was a reason why I own one reflector and one refractor. Ed D
Orion XT12i with Swayze-refigured primary & Protostar secondary
Televue NP101 refractor
William Optics Megrez 90 refractor
Universal Astronomics Deluxe Mounts
Takahashi FS128, TSA 102, FSQ106N, Losmandy GM-8, Baader Mark V, Leica ASPH, Takahashi, Ethos and Panoptic eyepieces.
Quote:It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula. Like anybody can really see that stuff.
Shane in black-zone New Mexico
15" f/5 Tectron
Mallincam Junior Pro
TMB 40mm Paragon,Leica ASPH zoom,
WO binoviewer w/assorted pairs
"Yeah, well, you know,that's just, like, your opinion, man."
Quote:Quote:It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula.
Like anybody can really see that stuff.
And they even do "planetary" stuff, like mapping clouds on Uranus and looking for Pluto.
Seriously, y'all are welcome on the reflector forum. We're not against tiny 'scopes.
Quote:It's really weird there. They talk about seeing Stephan's Quintet and the Horsehead Nebula.
Like anybody can really see that stuff.
Quote:The ultimate insult is to find the refractor that you love dearly being used as a finder scope on some guys 24" Newt.
Quote:No, but it looks as if I came here by mistake... Better get back to the forum...
Quote:I wandered over there once, but they weren't talking about telescopes, just some sort of arachnid.
Money can't buy happiness, but it sure makes living with misery a lot easier!
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Lunt LS60TS50DS/B1200/FT SolarMax 60mm filter Denk.Bino's with 21's/TV Genesis Lunt Herschel Wedge/ES 127ED Orion ED80T- CF/C4-R/CG-5 C6-R/Moonlite CF2 /Atlas GoTo 12" LB/Roundtable/Discovery 10"
Quote:You didn't also go into the CATs and Cass. did ya?At least with Newts you can get great optics, SCT's now that's wishful thinking!
Quote:Quote:You didn't also go into the CATs and Cass. did ya?At least with Newts you can get great optics, SCT's now that's wishful thinking! Sorry - I own two...
Quote: Actually the two boards are very similar. Both groups spend an enormous amount of time turning knobs. With us, they're called "focusing knobs." With them, they're called "collimation screws."
"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
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:But it is true that one of the strengths of the refractor is that it stays in collimation. Usually, at least.
Backyard + Observatory + Blue Zone = Heaven
Istar 127 f12 R30 & Tak FS78 on a DSC G11
VSO - C8 XLT and Stellarvue F80M2 on DSC GEM
Solar - Lunt 60THa B1200 on Vixen Super Polaris
Quote: Quote:But it is true that one of the strengths of the refractor is that it stays in collimation. Usually, at least. The reason refractors stay in collimation is that they have to, otherwise they would be unusable. Newtonians have very lax collimation tolerances because there is only one curved surface so they can be collimated by the owner in the field in a moment are two. Refractors are touchier is this regard. Some apo's require centering of the elements to within a few microns. No one sends a Newtonian to the factory to be collimated, it happens with refractors all the time...Jon
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?)
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