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"Well I tell you that an additional ERF for that 8" and you'll have an 8" Ha scope with massive resolving power!  Versatility, versatility, versatility. Now of course, the 80mm PT Lunts are super sweet, a friend of mine has one…"
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Old Nippon Mayflower scope

"This looks really neat Stephen! :)"
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"Cool photos John. We are considering a DayStar Quark filter for our 8" f/12 refractor instead of a dedicated 80mm Lunt Ha telescope. What's your opinion between the two?"
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DBW 111, The Propeller Nebula

""Fascinating!" (Spock, son of Sarek)"
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Joseph Tocco replied to philip grombliniak's discussion I had a good quick observation session last night.
"Funny stuff Philip. :)"
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Joseph Tocco replied to philip grombliniak's discussion I had a good quick observation session last night.
"Dan, I feel the same way about Saturn. Sometimes I grab the refractor, pointing skyward, smack a few mosquitos that try to feast on the back of my neck and then haul it back in but the views of Saturn are surreal and worth the effort. If I know I…"
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DBW 111, The Propeller Nebula

DBW 111 is an emission nebula in Cygnus. It is part of the large complex in Cygnus, but its distance is not yet known. It has a lot of Hydrogen Alpha, some SII, and very little OIII.This image is another one done with the TS 107mm triplet and SBIG…
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"Wow..its been awhile gang! Should be seeing more of me."
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philip grombliniak replied to philip grombliniak's discussion I had a good quick observation session last night.
"I did get to see some good meteors after the weather cleared.I would say at least 1 every 5 minutes.I sat out on the front porch for about an hour with my wife.It was funny,when I was talking my wife would say "theres one"and I missed…"
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Dan Acker replied to philip grombliniak's discussion I had a good quick observation session last night.
"M11 and M31 are all time favorites for many of us and I can't count how many times I setup a telescope just for a few minutes and a couple of targets and called it a night. Like you, I'm an old star hopper myself and sometimes prefer to do…"
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NGC 6888, Crescent Nebula

"Thanks Stefan. I enjoy sharing my images with anyone that is interested enough to look at them. Clear skies to you as well. :)  I think I'm about to get another beautiful three day stretch of weather starting tonight. Should be able to…"
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NGC 6888, Crescent Nebula

"Rich, nice just can't keep up with you and the cool stuff that you post. Thanks and clear skies, Stefan"
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NGC 6888, Crescent Nebula

"Ha! Well its nice to have a fan club, however small. Thanks Joe :)"
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Joseph Tocco commented on Richard A Flinn's photo
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NGC 6888, Crescent Nebula

"Rich, I was checking these out on Astrobin. As always, amazing stuff. Seriously. You're my hero! :)"
Aug 22
Richard A Flinn commented on Richard A Flinn's status
"Thanks Gary....I'd be out tonight if I could. The skies are clear after about 200 ft up, but it rained most of the last two days and we're getting extreme fog right now. I had a great run, and after three nights in a row of having to stay…"
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Gary Riley commented on Richard A Flinn's status
"I certainly enjoy looking at the beautiful images you and others like you are able to produce. Glad you guys have the time, patience, equipment and know how to produce these for those of us that are just strictly visual observers. Keep on!"
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I had a good quick observation session last night. 8 Replies

I love when I'm out for the evening (we went to a birthday party)and on the ride home I keep looking up out the car window and hope for clear skies.Well we got home about 11:30 last night and I told…Continue

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Started by philip grombliniak in Observing. Last reply by Joseph Tocco yesterday.

Is it possible to get larger images 1 Reply

Hi, I'm kinda new to this hobby

Started by Joe G in Observing. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Aug 8.

What are the best eyepieces under 100 dollars? 8 Replies

Hello, i just got a brand new AT10D Astro-Tech dobsonian telescope, and i was wondering what the best eyepieces are for deep sky observation under 100 dollars. Thank you! Continue

Started by Anthony Cimino in Telescope Eyepieces. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Jun 27.

Dust on mirror 2 Replies

Hi, guys. I recently looked at the mirror on my 10" dob. It had a lot of dust on it even though i always keep a dust cap and sheet on my telescope! I really need help!!!!!Continue

Started by Anthony Cimino in Reflector Telesocpes. Last reply by Joseph Tocco Jun 22.

Art 2 Replies

Hey guys. I know this isn't totally related to astronomy and telescopes, but I wanted to share my art with all of you. I do have some "space" related art. :) …Continue

Started by Amy Tripp in Observing. Last reply by Stefan May 11.

Observing Report 4/11/15... okay see if we can get this party revived 6 Replies

It is a while that I had a chance to go out with a scope and observe.  Last night I got to setup in the driveway, setup the 12 lnch dobs; had a short list of objects in Puppies and Monoceros. I spent…Continue

Started by Stefan in Observing. Last reply by Stefan Apr 17.

Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G 1 Reply

We have a new mount on the pier at Little Piney Observatory. Really seems like it will be a joy to use along with EQASCOM and Cartes du Ciel. Please see …Continue

Started by Richard A Flinn in Telescope Mounts. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Sep 23, 2014.

Teleskop Express in Germany 6 Replies

I'm impressed enough with these people that I thought I would pass this on. We all want to support our forum sponsor (telescopes.com) when possible, but lets face it, astronomy stores dont always…Continue

Tags: Service, Express, Teleskop, Flattener, Field

Started by Richard A Flinn in Telescope Equipment & Accessories. Last reply by Richard A Flinn Sep 2, 2014.

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