Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37
Like Tree44Likes

Thread: Hello from NY

  1. #1
    JoeyP66's Avatar
    JoeyP66 is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 213, Level: 4
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 37
    Overall activity: 19.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Western NY
    Posts
    38
    Points
    213
    Level
    4
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 3x 3 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Hello from NY



    Hi,
    I'm saying hello. I live on western ny state, in a rural area that has some darker skies than what you would expect, for New York anyway. I've been interested for a very long time, I've been wanting a scope for several years. I finally made my move about 3 months ago I'm now the proud owner of several scopes! Celestron 8" edge HD, Celestron Omni 102 refractor, ES ED127CF with moonlight focuser, ES ED80 and a ES AR102! I also have a Quark chromosphere and a Lunt60 B1200 pressure tuned solar scope, the Lunt will arrive on Monday, as long as UPS doesn't have its way with it! I've clearly lost my mind! I've become addicted and probably need some kind of counseling! The really horrible thing is the past 2 months the weather has been, plain crappy!
    I'm hoping to join a area astronomy club, in hopes that I can learn to use all this stuff to the best of my ability, but in the mean time I've been reading, studying and getting out to observe whenever and whatever I can In fact, the sky is pretty clear right now and it's a very rare 42degrees Fahrenheit here, so I'm gonna stick that Quark in the ED80 and take a look at the sun!
    Saying hello from NY,
    Joe

  2. #2
    bladekeeper's Avatar
    bladekeeper is online now Super Moderator
    Points: 162,445, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Lowell, Arkansas, USA
    Posts
    25,785
    Points
    162,445
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    18,645
    Thanked 10,805x 7,622 Posts
    Downloads
    8
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hi Joe! Dang, man, you reallly jumped in with both feet.

    Congrats on a fine array of equipment, and welcome to the forum.

    Bryan
    Scopes: Apertura AD12, RACI/Telrad; ES AR127, RACI/Rigel QF, Twilight II; ES AR102/1000, Twilight I; Orion ST80, Twilight I; iOptron MC90 Mak, Cube-G Mount; Meade Telestar NG60; TP40
    Eyepieces: GSO Superview 30mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES 82º Series; GSO 9mm Plössl; Zhumell Z Series 5mm; Vite Aspherics 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm
    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10x50, Bresser Corvette 10x50, Bresser Hunter 16x50 and 8x40, Garrett Gemini 12x60 LW, Gordon 10x50
    Observing: Herschel Tallies: H1 = 400/400 H2 = 283/400 H3 = 177/300; 2,486 observations of 1,533 objects; Led Zeppelin


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
    Days since last observing session: 8; Sessions in last 30 days: 10

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


  3. #3
    Peter802's Avatar
    Peter802 is offline SUPER GIANT
    Points: 5,404, Level: 50
    Level completed: 27%, Points required for next Level: 146
    Overall activity: 41.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    United Kingdom. At present back in the UK for a short while.
    Posts
    1,201
    Points
    5,404
    Level
    50
    Thanks
    326
    Thanked 391x 375 Posts
    Blog Entries
    1
    Downloads
    3
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Nice equipment list. Welcome to the forum. Enjoy. Clear skies.
    Peter.

    Scopes: Bresser AR-127S 635mm. Celestron Travel Scope 70. Mount: Bresser EXOS - 2 modified to belt drive and AstroEQ mount controller.
    Cameras: Un modded Canon 450D.
    Bino's: Nikon Aculon A211. 16x50 4.2 degs.

  4. #4
    Gabby76's Avatar
    Gabby76 is online now Moderator
    Points: 36,236, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Hyperactive Geek - Silver 2rst place for Activity!
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    BC or Slovakia
    Posts
    8,693
    Points
    36,236
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,407
    Thanked 2,516x 2,254 Posts
    Blog Entries
    3
    Downloads
    2
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hello and welcome Joey, enjoy your scopes
    Scopes: A bunch of long tubes with highly polished lens at one end Mounts: A few EQ and a couple az/ alt mounts Binoculars: 10x50, 15x70


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  5. #5
    Braingasim's Avatar
    Braingasim is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 15,454, Level: 85
    Level completed: 73%, Points required for next Level: 96
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Enschede, The Netherlands
    Posts
    4,467
    Points
    15,454
    Level
    85
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 710x 610 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hi there Joe, Welcome to the forums!
    Orion SkyQuest XT6 Classic Dobs; Lunt 60 THa/B1200CPT 60mm; Omni CG-4 Mount; TS Expanse 17 mm ED wide angle eyepiece - 70° FOV - 1.25" and 2" barrel size; Meade Series 4000 filter ND96(0.9); Seben Laser Collimator LK1 31.7mm (1.25"); TS Optics 15x70 LE Series Binoculars; Orion SteadyPix Deluxe Camera Mount & Home made LYBAR chair!

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

  6. #6
    JLO131's Avatar
    JLO131 is offline Bright Giants
    Points: 2,901, Level: 35
    Level completed: 1%, Points required for next Level: 149
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    East Texas
    Posts
    459
    Points
    2,901
    Level
    35
    Thanks
    41
    Thanked 108x 107 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome aboard, Joe! Holy smoke! You went "from zero to sixty in 2.5 seconds" with gear acquisitions! Those are all fine telescopes. I hope your skies clear up soon.
    -Jay
    Telescopes: Obsession 15" f4.5; - ES 127ED/Stellarvue 9x50 RACI; - Lunt LS50THa/B600
    Mounts: Bresser Exos2; ES Twilight II
    EP's: TV Nagler 22mm, Delos 17.3mm; ES 82o 30mm; Baader Hyperion 24, 10, 8mm; Bresser 70o 25mm; Celestron XCel LX 2x barlow
    Binoculars: Swarovski EL 10x50, USGI M19 7x50

  7. #7
    helicon64's Avatar
    helicon64 is online now red zone guy
    Points: 78,405, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.5%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity & Post & Thread Master
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Berkeley, CA
    Posts
    15,302
    Points
    78,405
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    13,232
    Thanked 3,983x 3,370 Posts
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hello Joe and Welcome to the Forum! You've really gone all out with that equipment, hope you enjoy the hobby and all your new gear.
    Michael
    Obsession 18" f/4.2, Zhumell Z10 f/4.9, Celestron Skymaster 15x70's , Bushnell 10x50's
    9x50mm RACI finder, Telrad, Rigel Quickfinder, 30mm Erfle, 9mm Plossl, and full line of ES eyepieces
    Grizzly Peak Observatory

  8. #8
    Makuser's Avatar
    Makuser is offline Proud To Be A Member Here
    Points: 94,346, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 43.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!
    Awards:
    Community Award
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Rockledge, Florida
    Posts
    20,570
    Points
    94,346
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,968
    Thanked 6,817x 6,081 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hi Joe. We're all happy to have you on board with us. And, that was a very nice introduction from you too. I must say, that you are starting out with a beautiful and most useful arsenal of telescopes. Welcome to the forum Joe, and the best of wishes on your astronomy hobby adventures from your new location.
    - Marshall
    Orion Astroview 120ST f/5 Refractor on EQ3 mount
    Celestron Omni XLT150R f/5 Refractor on CG4 mount with dual axis drives.
    Orion 180mm f/15 Maksutov-Cassegrain on CG5-GT Goto mount.
    Orion XT12i 12" f/4.9 Dobsonian Intelliscope.
    Celestron SkyMaster 15x70 Binoculars. ZWO ASI120MC camera.
    >)))))*>

  9. #9
    combat48's Avatar
    combat48 is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 19,802, Level: 97
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 298
    Overall activity: 99.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Culpeper, VA, USA
    Posts
    3,174
    Points
    19,802
    Level
    97
    Thanks
    1,192
    Thanked 1,169x 917 Posts
    Downloads
    3
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Hello Joe! Welcome to the Forum Outstanding equipment selection...looking forward to plenty of observing reports!!!

    Dave
    Unitron Refractors (60mm, 75mm, 102mm, and 125mm); Stellarvue SV110ED; Brandon 94; Zeiss Telementor T-1

    "Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." Albert Einstein

  10. #10
    jimminCT's Avatar
    jimminCT is online now HYPER GIANT
    Points: 71,414, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 56.0%
    Achievements:
    50 Posts Achievement!2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    6,010
    Points
    71,414
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    3,116
    Thanked 2,220x 2,000 Posts
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Default Re: Hello from NY

    Welcome, Joe!
    That's a serious list of Equip. you have there...
    Now you'll forgive me for cursing you out for causing the "crappy" weather we've been having.... @%$&&*(*)(*#^%@#$#%@%^*&(
    There! That's better!
    Enjoy!
    Jim
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

    OTA's: Kson 1026-C, 4" Carbon Fiber ED Refractor, Celestron C6R, 150mm, Home-built, 6.1", f/2.? APO refractor... (In Progress) Mounts: ASGT CG-5, CGX Imaging: Canon 550D (T2i) Orion StarShoot Pro Deep Space Color Imager
    Software: PixInsight, DSS, Maxim DL Essentials, APT, PHD, Star Calc, Stellarium, Registax,
    Stuff: Astro-Tech 0.8x FR/FF, Hotech SCA FF, 2" Baader 7nm Ha & SII filters, Celestron O-III and UHC Filters, Orion 50mm SSAG and 2" filter wheel, various other essentials...

 

 
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Powered by vBulletin®
All times are GMT. The time now is 04:11 AM.