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#1 25585

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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:31 AM

...well, some idea.

 

At the end of all, its still just whatever scope I choose, and whatever eyepieces work best. Not much preparation. Like a set of golf clubs, deciding depending on what best advantage the course/sky.

 

Very amateurish.


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:51 AM

A big question is why all the gear?

Some of mine I bought as I wanted it, couple of bits are for outreach and one as a bit of a classic.

Eyepieces well I ended up with TV plossls, then got the BST Explorers for outreach, but decided to keep them for me and just acquired 3 or 4 more for outreach.

 

If I take 2 scopes it is unusual, normally I just grab the one that I fancy a play with, eyepieces well either the BST's or 4 of the BST's.

 

After that nothing else. Main aim is to enjoy myself and have fun. And that is often accomplished easiest by keeping it simple.

 

Are you in a club that does outreach?


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 10:56 AM

No just a Star Party of one. My AS does outreach, but planned nights, clear nights hardly ever coincide.



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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:05 PM

I try to keep it super simple. My SCT and a fistful of Plössls. I swap in my 70mm refractor when travelling. All my other gear (charts, notebooks, pens, red light, dew control, etc) fits in a little backpack and is always ready to go.
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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:10 PM

great to have options

however for me too many options bogged me down

i break it down like this

 

1. DSO viewing

for this i consider largest scope you can handle and still being practical to lug around

16" F4.5 for me

 

2. Lunar/Planetary

for this i consider most contrast sharp views i can get

to me a APO fits the bill larger the better

178 ED

 

3. Grab and go/outreach

for this easiest setup and still give you decent views

for me anything on the SE mount works

i have the CF C8 F10 and have a 120ST F5

literally 5 mins and setup in backyard

 

EP well went minamilist

only what i use and need


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:17 PM

...well, some idea.

 

At the end of all, its still just whatever scope I choose, and whatever eyepieces work best. Not much preparation. Like a set of golf clubs, deciding depending on what best advantage the course/sky.

 

Very amateurish.

Eyepieces in millimeter focal length;  3.5, 4.5, 5, 5.2, 6.5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 12.5, 13, 14, 15, 17, 17.5, 18, 18.2, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 40, 42, 48, 50, 55. 8-24 zoom. crazyeyes.gif

 

You've got all your bases covered !!!


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 02:46 PM

OK, so what if I have more eyepieces then the astro store.....blush.gif


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 05:40 PM

Eyepieces in millimeter focal length;  3.5, 4.5, 5, 5.2, 6.5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 12.5, 13, 14, 15, 17, 17.5, 18, 18.2, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 40, 42, 48, 50, 55. 8-24 zoom. crazyeyes.gif

 

You've got all your bases covered !!!

idk....i can't live without an 11mm......


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Posted 21 April 2019 - 06:50 PM

idk....i can't live without an 11mm......

TV has a new 11mm coming out this fall... :)


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:15 AM

Way to much gear is bad and I'm guilty.

I have a minimal "user" set but too much in the "sleeper" category.

I do like options but IME too many options can be as bad as not enough.


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:24 AM

...well, some idea.

At the end of all, its still just whatever scope I choose, and whatever eyepieces work best. Not much preparation. Like a set of golf clubs, deciding depending on what best advantage the course/sky.

Very amateurish.

Why no 2.5, 7 and 11mm? :) Also missing a 21mm.

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Posted 22 April 2019 - 07:36 AM

Eyepieces in millimeter focal length;  3.5, 4.5, 5, 5.2, 6.5, 8, 9, 10, 12, 12.5, 13, 14, 15, 17, 17.5, 18, 18.2, 20, 22, 24, 25, 28, 30, 32, 34, 35, 40, 42, 48, 50, 55. 8-24 zoom. crazyeyes.gif

 

You've got all your bases covered !!!

Dude's got HUGE gaping holes at 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 7mm and 11mm... he needs the Apollo 11 for sure. grin.gif


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:04 PM

TV has a new 11mm coming out this fall... smile.gif

There is the DeLite already. 


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:07 PM

Dude's got HUGE gaping holes at 2mm, 2.5mm, 3mm, 4mm, 6mm, 7mm and 11mm... he needs the Apollo 11 for sure. grin.gif

 

X2 Barlow the 14mm.


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 12:09 PM

Why no 2.5, 7 and 11mm? smile.gif Also missing a 21mm.

2.5 only if a Vixen LV turns up. 7mm ditto. 21mm x2 Barlow my 42mm.


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 04:45 PM

25585,

 

I gotta tell ya, that is one impressive collection of gear in your sig.

 

I can't judge.  You see, I love my EP kit so much, I want to upgrade everything in it. grin.gif 

 

Yes, I have a problem.  But at least I understand now why my wife "needs" so many pairs of shoes. 


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 08:09 PM

25585,

 

I gotta tell ya, that is one impressive collection of gear in your sig.

 

I can't judge.  You see, I love my EP kit so much, I want to upgrade everything in it. grin.gif

 

Yes, I have a problem.  But at least I understand now why my wife "needs" so many pairs of shoes. 

Sounds like a happy marriage if the two of you can enable each other's "needs".


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Posted 22 April 2019 - 08:14 PM

There is the DeLite already. 

I was just being cheeky! ;)


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