Along with an interest in guns I have been involved with amateur astronomy for quite a while. Does anyone else enjoy this past time?
My equipment is pretty basic. I have an 8" reflector and a 3 1/2" refractor. Even without scopes a person looking in the right places can see a lot with just a pair of binoculars.I do. I sorta taught it for years with my Scouts. One of the things I loved about being stationed out West was the skies at night..I still get a charge out of watching Jupiter and his moons...that is so cool....someday I would love to have a much better telescope, maybe one I couild take picture from.
Very nice collection. Any deep sky astrophotography?Wish I had more time for astronomy. Beware though, telescopes are like .22s - they multiply like rabbits (but are a lot more expensive).
- 8" Schmidt Cassegrain
- 6" Maksutov Cassegrain
- 13" Dobsonian
- 4" RFT
- 3" Refractor
- 90mm Maksutov Cassegrain
Now, this makes sense why, since I live in an area that has only 60 clear nights per year...???
I don't remember it but do Halley's Comet which was sometime in the mid-80's If I remember right.Remember Comet Holmes back in 2007? That was a pretty impressive comet in that due to our angle of visibility no tail could be seen. Just a big fuzzy ball that kept getting bigger. Even with binocs it was an amazing sight.
Remember it very well, indeed. That was a beauty.Remember Comet Holmes back in 2007? That was a pretty impressive comet in that due to our angle of visibility no tail could be seen. Just a big fuzzy ball that kept getting bigger. Even with binocs it was an amazing sight.