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Posted 26 January 2016 - 04:29 PM
Posted 26 January 2016 - 04:32 PM
I continued the testing on 26 of December when I made observations of 36 And , Delta Gem , Theta Aur and Eta Ori.
All easely split ,beautiful views.
Posted 26 January 2016 - 04:37 PM
On 14 of January I targeted 7 Tauri double star.
Unfortunately on the rare occasions when the stars were visible, the sky was hazy but still seeing was not better than 5 to 6 Pickering.
Like with 52 Ori ,also at 7 Tau double star the Hind telescope showed at 248 x the two touching Airy discs but no black space bewteen them.
I have high hopes in good seeing this telescope will split 0.7'' double stars.
Posted 26 January 2016 - 04:42 PM
On 18 of January I enjoyed a much too short observing session.
Seeing the clouds coming , I made this two rush observations of Iota Cas and Beta Monocerotis.
Since than, clouds , cold,gray life.
Edited by ziridava, 26 January 2016 - 04:47 PM.
Posted 26 January 2016 - 08:44 PM
Excellent observations and drawings, Z.! That scope is a real performer as well. I very much like the silvery finish!
You're using 'old-school' eyepieces, too. Very historical.
Posted 27 January 2016 - 06:20 AM
That is a beautiful scope with beautiful drawings.
Posted 27 January 2016 - 02:55 PM
Thank you Dave ,thank you Rich ,thank you Rocco
About drawings :I'm doing my best ,but I enjoy much more to actualy do the observation.
I like also the telescope and it proved the quality of Hind mirrors.
I hope to do more observations ,thank you for your kind words ,I will post the results here.
Best regards , Ziridava
Posted 27 January 2016 - 03:51 PM
Congratulations, Mircea, for the magnificent ride between the stars!
I will post soon details and pictures of the making this telescope. The mirrors are from David Hinds, one of the last sets that David sr. has made before retirement. Maybe there are other users on this forum that have mirrors from him, I don't know yet.
The silver look is from the stainless steel tube which I used also to my other telescopes I had built.
Posted 28 February 2016 - 07:05 AM
Some more double star observations with the 158 mm F/ 7.85 ''Hind'' telescope bellow.
For objects in Orion I followed Bob King's article on Sky&Telescope site ''Overlooked Wonders in Orion'' :
Propus /Eta Geminorum was suggested by reading Admiral Nanson's ''Star-Splitter'' blog.
All observations were very interesting but the splitting of Propus is now one of my favorite.
Tough nut but doable!
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