“Interesting thread. Any updates here?”
Funny, I happened by this forum for the first time ever today, too!
I was motivated by an observing session last night. I recently added encoders and WiFi (nexus ii) to my 20 year old Giro 2 mount and equally aged Stellarvue 102, and now I can find objects in my light polluted skies-which got me thinking about night vision aided astronomy. I got some hints of structure in the pin wheel. Pluto was centered in my eyepiece with too few photons available to excite my retina. alas. Wouldn’t it be great if... so here I am, eager to learn. It may be a bit before I get one of those nice WP rigs, but dang, it’s nice to even have those options available!
I’m a soon to be retired Army helo pilot, and I have a couple thousand hours flying with NVGs and IR imaging systems.
I think my “dream” would be to have something along the lines of the old Collins I3 eyepiece that I could have in a turret, so I could switch from high mag optical (planets and binaries) to low power wonders (galaxies and nebula). Yeah, I want to have my cake and eat it too!
Anyway, sorry about the long, drawn out introduction, but I wanted say “Hi” and give special thanks to Eddgie for his introductory write up on EAA that pointed me in this direction!
Edited by 30mmgunpilot, 04 April 2020 - 09:07 PM.