<2 hour drive to gray/black zone “Contrast is not everything. Outside of aperture, contrast is the only thing” -Carl Zambuto
Cliff Mygatt Astronomical League Master Observer
Astronomical League Lunar II & Constellation Hunter programs national coordinator President, Olympic Astronomical Society Bremerton, WA
Orion XT12i Fully flocked with Zambuto Mirror, Protostar quartz secondary and Moonlite CR focuser
Meade 8" LX10 SCT Fully Flocked with Magellan I DSCs
Orion 120mm and William Optics 80mm Refractors Ethos 21mm,17mm,13mm,10mm,8mm,6mm,4.7mm,3.7mm Nagler 31mm and paracorr type 1
Quote:...Sadly, I will not be able to physically handle, in any way, the scope for another week after getting it because of recent cataract surgery. ...
Orion XX14g, Orion XT8, 80mm Go Scope, 4.5 Starblast EQ
35mm Panoptic, 24mm ES, 14 & 10mm Pentax XW, 2.5mm Nagler Lumicon OIII Telrad Orion 25mm Kellner, 7mm Celestron Ortho
Orion Mini-Giant Bino 9x63
Couch-Potato Telescope (Bino Chair made by Sim Picheloup)
"For now we see in a mirror dimly..."
Happy owner of--
A Mag 1, 12.5 inch Porta Ball
A Dual Axis Equatorial Platform
A PST Double Stack
Homemade 14.5" f4.3 Truss Dobsonian
"I'd like to remind you at four in the morning my world is very still, The air is fresh under diamond skies, makes me glad to be alive." Randy Bachmann "Blue Collar"
“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it is not open.” ― Frank Zappa
Tak FC100 Tak FS152 10" f/6 Zambuto dob 24" f/3.3 Starstructure
Jeff Morgan - Wile E. Coyote School of Telescope Making
Quote:Poor Jim, You had to settle for a Stevens mirror. Sadly, I had one of those dogs he made for me for a 12.5" f/5 Portaball structure that had been cannabalized during the timeframe you mentioned. I was only able to run it up to 102x/inch of aperture without image breakdown one night here in North Florida on an equatorial platform. That old dog could hunt! It was the highest mag per inch that I have ever gotten out of any Newtonian mirror and Saturn's rings almost cut my eyes before my opthamologist did these past few weeks Bob
6"f15 D&G, 6"f5 Jaegers.
TSA 102, TV60.
Docter 15x60, 10x50.
-Brian 14" Hubble Optics ATM Newtonian Paracorr II Ethos Eyepieces VE9WTH
Quote:Wow. Nice job Jeff. Can you give some vital stats? Weight? Mirror size? Cheers,
Rob 18" f/4.3 Starmaster 8" Meade LX200 Classic Celestron 15x70 Skymaster Binoculars
Ross WorkmanDawson Springs, KYWest Kentucky Amateur Astronomers www.wkaa.net18" f/4.5 Frontier Dob with a Galaxy primary - Argo Navis - ServoCat 12.5" f/4.8 Frontier Dob with Sky CommanderTasco 38T 8" f/6 NewtonianCelestron Ultima 8 SCT
Quote:I have a Galaxy (Jerry Wilkinson) 18" f/5.5 - 99.8" FL. Absolutely stunning images.....This 18" that Carl is offering would make someone an absolutely killer scope! I love the image scale. Globular clusters are mind blowing!!Planetary? You just have to see it to believe it.....
Scopes & Stuff:
16" F5 Teeter/zambutoTom Osypowski equatorial platform10" F5 LightbridgeMid 70's RV-6Orion 100mm EDATMing:Low Profile Front Collimating Dob/Cell for 16" Conical MirrorFront Collimating Dob/Cell for 16" Standard MirrorDob Driver with novel azimuth friction clutch, and axial (rotating) electrical connection.Red Oak Observing PlatformRed Oak Combination Observing Chair (Post Pending!)
Quote:JeffDid you say 16" at F7! And I thought I was slow! Wonder if a 2.1" secondary would have still been adequate? I guess a paracorr will never be straining your budget! Nice work!