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#1 waso29

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 06:50 PM

As we all know, life is too short. 

After decades of observing, I truly admire the views from Takahashi scopes: reflectors and refractors.

Living in a small condo in the major metro area in USA, i observe from sidewalks and city parks.

Naturally, folks of all walks of life are drawn to what is up in the sky; and i am most happy to share.

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 07:26 PM

Thanks for sharing! A telescope is a people magnet!

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Posted 15 May 2021 - 07:27 PM

I applaud you for using such a premium scope for outreach!  One of my favorite outreach events was at Shenandoah National Park a few years ago when I set up at an overlook with my AP130 and showed Saturn to a number of people who were passing through.


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Posted 17 May 2021 - 08:13 PM

astronomy hobby is relatively cheap.  

clear skies are few and far between; live it up.

 

here's fs128 on em11 during 2018 mars party.

i was sharing views of saturn and jupiter.

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Posted 21 May 2021 - 12:06 AM

Those pictures are truly awesome!


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Posted 21 May 2021 - 12:12 AM

This night, shared views thru fs128 and buddies' µ180.

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 10:43 PM

future astro-nuts enjoy views thru fc76dcu in f20 mode on portable ap mount.

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Posted 27 May 2021 - 10:57 PM

Thanks for sharing. Love your sharing with the public as well. smile.gif

 

You have definitely given people a lifelong experience they will remember. waytogo.gif  


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Posted 28 May 2021 - 12:03 AM

Your dedication towards these outreach events is unrivaled bow.gif . It would scare the **** out of me putting up my scope in the city on a public square... 


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Posted 29 May 2021 - 02:49 PM

Outreach/ observing can be a challenge on your own in urban setting.

I have been able to find several urban astronomers willing to join me in these sessions.

Fortunately, most folks, from the homeless to the curious tourist, are good decent folks with fascination of what is in the sky.

 

Here is µ180 showing gas giants to the curious..

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Posted 29 May 2021 - 03:11 PM

It's like hailing a taxi and you get a Bentley for your drive...bow.gif


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Posted 29 May 2021 - 07:53 PM

FC60NZ

 

Mine's the opposite, but then again it's my only (dear) takahashi..


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Posted 30 May 2021 - 12:37 AM

that is pretty pretty pretty good 60mm.

what objects do you usually showcase, and at what magnification?



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Posted 30 May 2021 - 12:57 AM

parking in the city can be very trying especially as weather gets nicer.

luckily tak has perfect bike-n-go setup:  fs60cb f9 on sky patrol iii mount.

my nutcase bike helmet doubles as planishere.

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Posted 30 May 2021 - 01:02 AM

that is pretty pretty pretty good 60mm.

what objects do you usually showcase, and at what magnification?

I used this one for conjunction, but I do use it for quick loot at planets and moon..Usually with a 83x-111x magnification. 



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Posted 31 May 2021 - 10:09 AM

I want a planisphere ski helmet...


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Posted 04 June 2021 - 06:24 PM

on this particular nite, my buddy brought out µ180 on classy p2z mount.

while, i had fc76dcu in f12 mode on vixen ap-wm mount.

providing satisfying views for all.

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 04:35 PM

early start for luna watching,

here with fc100dl in f14 mode on vixen ap-wm mount.

easy setup and teardown.

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 07:24 AM

powerful portable fs60cb in f9 mode on sky patrol iii mount in eq mode.

no-excuse-not-to-have-outreach setup, weather permitting.

 

 

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Posted 09 June 2021 - 07:42 AM

The public will never forget the views through your excellent scope! You may never know how many folks you have inspired. I love what you are doing.
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Posted 11 June 2021 - 08:18 PM

Can't wait for the gas giants to make their appearance in early evening skies.

Here's em11 with sturdy solid wood tripod easily handling fs128 with wo binoviewers.

Providing pleasing views to end a long day.

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Posted 14 June 2021 - 08:47 PM

Double the pleasure of high powered outreach....2x µ180 

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Posted 19 June 2021 - 12:14 AM

brought out my tsa120 and fs128 for some fun outreach.

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Posted 24 June 2021 - 12:28 PM

fc100df on classic p2z makes a nice portable outreach setup.

the p2z provides convenient manual adjustment knobs for both DEC and RA axes.

no need to lug battery.

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Posted 30 June 2021 - 11:10 PM

This is so cool.  The long lines of people want to take a look.  The kids will never forget what they saw.

 

My wife is from Chi town and soon we will make the trip back.  Will look for you.


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