AT 72ED f/6 doublet
TMB 92L f/5.5 triplet
Orion 120ST f/5 achro
Orion ED80 - AT Voyager with TNT,pier ext.,Vixon steel tray and Manny's mod.
Omni 120 cg4 with Orion pier ext. and RA drive, Binotron-27 (25mm & 17mm Sterlings)
Orion XT10(Original F/5) SkyStopper Equatorial Platform
Jason Constellation Model 311(Modified with 1.25"Crawford Machine focuser & rings)
One 'scope at a time... "Onward! Ever forward, never straight!" - T. McMahon
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
DreamCatcher Dobservatory/AstroTech 16" dob.
Present gear: 16-inch f/4.5 Dobsonian 50mm straight through-finder Green laser pointer 26mm, 32mm, and 38mm 70 degree field EPs 4.7mm, 14mm and 18mm 82 degree field EPs 8mm, 17mm, 21mm 68 degree field EPs 2X 2" Barlow Tirion star atlas (white stars, black background) hand-laminated Megastar Editor & co-founder Las Vegas Astronomical Society Observer's Challenge To nudge or not to nudge, that is the question www.fredrayworth.com
Konus Super 120, Moonlite focus & Vixen GP2; Unitron 128 60mm eq; Atco 60mm f/11 eq
Pentax PDF V 20x60; Zhumell Tachyon 25x100; Swaro 10x42 EL Nikon D2x, F100
Secretary - Quad Cities Astronomical Society
- Mike ------------ If you make something idiot proof, someone will just make a better idiot. ------------ Mallincam VSS+ iOptron Minitower Celestron 9.25 Edge HD WO EZ Touch mount Skywatcher 150/750 Newt Equinox 80 refractor Equinox 120 refractor Stellarvue M1 mount Nagler Type 4 - 12,17 and 22 and 3-6 zoom Pentax XW 7,10,30 and 40 XL Delos 14 ---
Cheers and Clear Skies! Larry If blocks are blue tonight, I'm probably not online Celestar C8,Celestron G5 40mm and 7.5mm Celestron Plossls, 25mm Celestron SMA 12.5mm, 9mm and 6mm Astro-Tech LR 24mm, 20mm and 16mm Explore Scientific 68* Celestron 2X Barlow, ES 3X Focal Extender Celestron 15X70 Porro Prism, Pentax 8x42 Roof Prism two eyes, 1/2 a brain!
8" Zhumell dob 12" Zhumell Frankendob Celestron 4" refractor (Vixen) 7x50 binoculars
Paul Orion 80mm ED ETX-125 Celestron Super C8 Celestron EdgeHD 1100 CGEM DX
Vintage battleship photographs: http://dennilfloss.blogspot.ca/ Lunt 102mm ED doublet F/7 refractor on steel-legged Skywatcher AZ4 Baader Hyperion Aspheric 36mm 72° 2" widefield (& 'finder') eyepiece Baader Hyperion 8-24mm Mark III 2" zoom eyepiece 2" William Optics dielectric diagonal & Celestron 2.5x 2" Luminos barlow
Orlando, Florida, 81° W, 28.5° N, Joined: 8/27/11
CGEM, C8, C11, AT72ED, NexStar 5SE
Orion Starshoot Pro V2 Color, NexImage 5 / ASI120MC Planetary imagers
My photos: http://astrobin.com/users/Steve/
Quote:Oh yes, one of my prized possessions. Patrick Moore's "The Picture History of Astronomy," 1961.
Orion XT10 Orion Short Tube 80mm Coronado PST Celestron 76mm Firstscope 11mm, 15mm Televue Plossls 18mm University Optics Ortho. 20mm Parks Silver Series 10mm, 25mm, 32mm Orion Sirius Plossls 10mm, 20mm Kellners
Zhumell Z10 34 ES 68° 24 ES 68° 13 T6 8.8 ES 82° 6.7 ES 82° 4.7 ES 82° 8-24 MkIII Baader Zoom (plus Zoom Barlow) (35 Ultrascopic, 28 RKE, 26 TV Plossl, 20 Sterling, 18 Paradigm, 3.8 Parks Gold, Celestron 8-24 zoom2.5x (~2.2x) GSO Barlow, . Hardin DSO6, Orion 90 Mak, Astroscan, Celestron 90AZ) *GONE* [for now?] Bigger Dobs, refractors, Naglers, XWs, UWANs, etc, etc
Quote:Back when I was about 8 or 9 years old, I had a book entitled, "The Golden Picture Book of Our Sun, and the Worlds Around It," published in the late '50s. It was through reading this book that I learned about telescopes, how the seasons worked, the phases of the Moon, how the Moon and Sun affected the tides, the difference between meteors, meteorites, and asteroids, the names of the planets. It even showed me what a Blink Microscope was, and how it was used by Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory to finally detect Pluto. It even explained about the perturbations of Neptune's orbit, and how their observance led him, and others, to start looking for a planet further out! Just about everything about astronomy, and space flight, was covered in that skinny, little book! Unfortunately, it got lost in the ensuing years, but I always kept a fond remembrance of that book.Fast forward close to 40 years. I was sitting in my Dentist's waiting room, looking through a pile of books that my Dentist had set out for the kids, when I suddenly discovered a copy of that very book sitting in the pile! I asked her if I could have it, and that I would gladly pay her for it. She said that, if I replaced it with another children's book, that I could have it!And so here it sits on the table, next to my chair. After all of these years, to be able to browse through those pages once again is just amazing! After I post this message, it'll go right back on the shelf in the bookcase, where it will always have a home!Simply amazing!
Remember, if the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy.
I don't know how old I was when I was one.
ALL my posts should be considered as opinions shaped by MY experiences and understanding of the facts.
Ken Fiscus- stargazing since 1980. Now observing from a green zone.
Z12 on custom mount, Atomic EQ platform, 100% flocked, OMI primary, Astrocrumb filter slide with O-III, NPB, & skyglow filters. Focuser & spider rotated 45 degrees. New springs & Bob's Knobs, Telrad & 9x50 straight finder 35 & 24 Pans, TV 13,7,5 T6s
Custom Orion XT10 with piggyback XT4.5 on Round Table EQ Platform
LS60THa/B1200 Cerevolo 8" F5 MN Orion 11 SCT Tak EM200, Meade 6" F5 Newt, Starblast 4.5", ETX 90 C6 SCT, Meade 90 mm F9 refractor Meade 10"SN Canon T3, Mallincam Extreme
Quote:The Sky Observer's Guide - 1971 printing. Yes, I still have it.