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    Default Re: Oberwerk 25x100 first light



    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleheaf View Post
    Yes Bryan. That is what I am trying to say.
    My use of this is goofy. I use it to help me identify the stuff I am seeing as I wander around up there. I imagine one day I will quit wandering and pick a target and go to it. So far I am not skilled at that. But I sure can stumble along....but then I have to figure out where the heck I stumbled to. Definitely not scientific. Basicly I am trying to work backwards to identify the object. I guess that is kinda dumb...well...thing is I was thinking this way BEFORE I got hit by that truck...:-)
    Thank you Bryan.
    I understand that completely, and it is not dumb.

    I all too often stumble across something cool that I'd like to identify. Sometimes an open cluster, or more typically, a cool looking double or deep red carbon star.

    With my dob, I have an azimuth setting circle on the base as well as an inclinometer for altitude. I usually (though not always) take care to zero out my az circle with Polaris before I start my session. While I do star hop, if I occasion to stumble across something while panning around and I don't have a known reference star or object nearby to "know" where I am, I can always fire up the inclinometer to get my altitude, and then knowing both alt and az, I can thumb around in Sky Safari in night mode to determine the designation of what I am seeing in the eyepiece.

    Most always though, I try to maintain an awareness of "where" I am in the sky, a sort of running map in my head as I move along. I correlate this easily enough with the chart in the IDSA or Sky Safari. Only problem is, if I get distracted (something crashing in the bushes, a wild animal, or even someone talking to me at the scope) I can easily lose the map in my head and have to start over again.

    Probably why it's so easy for my dirty rat of a son to sneak up on me and scare the crap out of me.

    Also makes windy evenings frustrating. If I let go of the scope to swap eyepieces, off she goes, pushed by the wind, and my mental map crumbles.

    It's a lot of work being me. Hahahaha!
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    Default Re: Oberwerk 25x100 first light

    Great report Mark! Great to hear your go a chance to use the new glass after your unfortunate automobile experience. Congrats on the 25x100's
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    Default Re: Oberwerk 25x100 first light

    Good to see that the Oberwerk binoculars and new wooden mount are doing well for you Mark!

    Yup, the night sky has a therapeutic effect on body aches...
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    Default Re: Oberwerk 25x100 first light

    Hello Mark.

    A great report and session with those new bino's of yours.

    So some reason I could not see your sketch.

    Keep well.

    Clear skies.
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