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    Congrats on becoming a super moderator, Bryan! Now you can add a cape to your eyepatch and towel.
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    Default Re: Telescopiis Quatuor In Nocte

    Quote Originally Posted by starlogborg View Post
    Congrats on becoming a super moderator, Bryan! Now you can add a cape to your eyepatch and towel.
    Sweet! Been wanting a cape!

    Actually, Gus is making all us "new" mods into Super Mods. Gives us just a couple more tools to use so we don't have to keep bugging the other team members for help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makuser View Post
    They make the same pay! But, the work is much harder. Tell us about it Bryan. You know that we all love your great work Bryan, and we are all happy for you on this promotion. Go forth now, and conquer the mysteries of the night skies, without fear of trepidation from man or animal. I am with you on this bro. (Any skunks however, are another matter ).
    Thanks Marshall! I shall endeavour to wear the badge with pride!

    I shall go forth fearlessly and with bold countenance conquer the night sky! I shall fear neither man nor beast nor any dim faint fuzzy. I shall remain steadfast all through the night until whelmed by the rising sun.

    Unless my wife makes me come inside.
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    Congrats Bryan on your promotion!!!

    Enjoy your new status,

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    Default Re: Telescopiis Quatuor In Nocte

    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Sweet! Been wanting a cape!

    Actually, Gus is making all us "new" mods into Super Mods. Gives us just a couple more tools to use so we don't have to keep bugging the other team members for help.
    So when do you take delivery of your Moped and box set "Who's greatest albums...again" lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by MG1692 View Post
    So when do you take delivery of your Moped and box set "Who's greatest albums...again" lol
    Hopefully soon! I've already got my Lone Ranger mask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Hopefully soon! I've already got my Lone Ranger mask.
    A Lone Ranger mask now too? Well, silver bullets are supposed to work on werewolves, so I guess they will work on coyotes and skunks too, during your observing sessions. Just make sure to keep Stubbs out of the line of fire. This has been a fun and a most interesting thread, so thanks Bryan and all, and the very best of regards.
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    Default Re: Telescopiis Quatuor In Nocte

    Bryan, four scopes in an observing session (wow) - is this the first time for you?

    Despite all the scopes at my disposal, time constraints dictate that I stick with only one to maximize the number of "new" DSOs per observing session. Under urban skies, I like the 4.5" F/7.9 Newts because of its combination of aperture and long focal length. The faster scopes I reserve for darker suburban or rural skies.

    Once or twice, I've brought out two fast scopes (i.e. Orion Sky Scanner and ST80A) to suburban skies for the specific purpose of comparing the views between the two:

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    You might consider using your smaller scopes for open cluster work: the ST80A for the larger ones and the 90 Mak for the smaller, fainter ones. Given your darker home skies than what the rest of us have, this might be a good way to really put these smaller scopes to work.

    Oh, and congrats on your promotion to 'Super Moderator'!
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    Quote Originally Posted by terrynak View Post
    Bryan, four scopes in an observing session (wow) - is this the first time for you?

    Despite all the scopes at my disposal, time constraints dictate that I stick with only one to maximize the number of "new" DSOs per observing session. Under urban skies, I like the 4.5" F/7.9 Newts because of its combination of aperture and long focal length. The faster scopes I reserve for darker suburban or rural skies.

    Once or twice, I've brought out two fast scopes (i.e. Orion Sky Scanner and ST80A) to suburban skies for the specific purpose of comparing the views between the two:

    pic 056.jpg

    You might consider using your smaller scopes for open cluster work: the ST80A for the larger ones and the 90 Mak for the smaller, fainter ones. Given your darker home skies than what the rest of us have, this might be a good way to really put these smaller scopes to work.

    Oh, and congrats on your promotion to 'Super Moderator'!
    Thanks Terry! Yeah, first time herding that many cats.

    The T2 combo with both fracs makes an excellent OC team! That poor little Mak seems to gasp and weeze on the night sky. I can barely draw in any star light. It's great for terrestrial use or for solar, but anything it's like trying to drive a dumptruck with a 4 cylinder motor up a steep hill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bladekeeper View Post
    Thanks Terry! Yeah, first time herding that many cats.

    The T2 combo with both fracs makes an excellent OC team! That poor little Mak seems to gasp and weeze on the night sky. I can barely draw in any star light. It's great for terrestrial use or for solar, but anything it's like trying to drive a dumptruck with a 4 cylinder motor up a steep hill.
    I see - I've used my C90 Mak almost nil for deep sky work (or any kind of work at all!), although I do recall it pulling in M1 from home skies compared to the ST80A (not). But it was probably the higher magnification on the Mak that made it possible/visible.
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