1. First light for ES 82 6.7mm & .965 to 1.25 adapter

    by , 07-30-2012 at 03:38 AM
    Got home and finally had a semi clear night to try out the new ES 82░ 6.7mm. Did my 2 star alignment with 2 calibration stars and all was well. Went to a few doubles and even in my new high power eyepiece they where in the field of view. Even in my ES 82░ 18mm Mizar split nice but the 6.7mm shows them very sharp and separated! I quickly aimed the scope at Andromeda but with the lousy conditions tonight it was just a blob.

    My next attempt was the "Cats Eye Nebula" and a mini ...
  2. Seems to be a good night (so far!)

    by , 07-22-2012 at 07:26 AM
    Not a cloud in site, nice temperature, milky way just visible. Tonight when I balanced the scope I left it slightly camera end heavy on both the RA and DEC.

    Sky's are so nice I did a 2 alignment 4 calibration alignment in just a few minutes. Started with my favorite double (Mizar), dialed in the finder scope to get it set just right off the main OTA and matching with the finderscope from Backyard EOS. All the subsequent stars matched perfectly between the finderscope & BackyardEOS's ...
  3. Trying to decide

    by , 07-17-2012 at 01:53 AM
    Between a nice Siebert 2Xtelecentric Barlow for AP or a nice ES high power eyepiece which just happens to be on sale.
  4. Wow, another section to post stuff!

    by , 07-17-2012 at 01:51 AM
    I should have started this while still mount & ota shopping.
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