- Celestron PowerSeeker 127EQ
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- Brandon Vernonscope 94mmF7 APO first impressions.
- A quick review of the iStar Phantom FCL 140-6.5
- Explore Scientific, 16 inch / F 4.5 Truss tube Dobsonian
- Celestron PowerSeeker 70AZ Telescope ($10 Scope)
- Orion EQ-26 Mount Review
- Review of Explore Scientific First Light 8
- Rebuilding my CGE Pro
- COUNTING SUNSPOTS WITH A $10 OPTICAL TUBE ASSEMBLY
- Hubble Optics 14 inch Dobsonian - Part 2: The SiTech GoTo system
- iStar Optical’s Phantom FCL 140-6.5 review
- Who’s Afraid of a Phantom: Istar Phantom 140mm F/6.5, that is?
- SHARPSTAR 94EDPH APOCHROMATIC REFRACTOR
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Just a quiet little spot where Your Old Uncle Rod can share his adventures and misadventures with you...
Apr 24 2009 08:56 AM | rmollise in Uncle Rod
Me? I wouldn’t call myself an Ethos-a-holic, not yet, though I have two and am thinkin’ about a third. I still use other eyepieces. Once in a while. Yes, I’ve made a few posts on various forums defending the Es, but I do recognize they are not for
Nov 07 2008 04:09 AM | rmollise in Uncle Rod
"Astronomy is a game for the patient." How well ol’ Unk knows the truth of that little maxim. After 43 years in this glorious avocation, I know all too well that when the brass ring finally seems in reach is when you sometimes get plumb skunked
Oct 20 2008 07:49 AM | rmollise in Uncle Rod
Until just a little while ago, formulatin’ and enforcing light rules at the average star party was a pretty easy thing to do. You made sure everybody understood and adhered to a simple stricture: no white light
Oct 20 2008 07:47 AM | rmollise in Uncle Rod
Yeah, despite what you might think (or more likely what I might tell you), it happens. Unk is wrong, wrong, wrong. Now, some folks might say that that is not exactly an uncommon experience. I dunno about that, but one thing I will say is
Oct 20 2008 07:45 AM | rmollise in Uncle Rod
How do you get down to these short(er) f/ls with a Meade or Celestron? You use a focal reducer. Which I do almost always—both f/6.3s and f/3.3s as appropriate. Tain’t no such thing as a free lunch though. The reducers work pretty well for me. But I ain’t aimin to