Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
Like Tree1Likes

Thread: New Kid on the Block

  1. #1
    ww321q's Avatar
    ww321q is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 372, Level: 7
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 28
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Winton Ca.
    Posts
    33
    Points
    372
    Level
    7
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 4x 4 Posts

    Default New Kid on the Block



    I have a dumpster telescope I saved from the Landfill I've been working on and I'm going to build a 8" reflector too. That's what I do is fix stuff and build stuff. In the past I've tried to look at important events with my spotting scope but always wanted something better. Now I'm retired so I have more time. Thanks JW
    Gabby76 likes this.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ww321

  2. #2
    Gabby76's Avatar
    Gabby76 is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 80,054, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Activity & Post & Thread Master
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    Live: Slovakia Work: Canada
    Posts
    18,532
    Points
    80,054
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    3,551
    Thanked 5,839x 4,893 Posts
    Blog Entries
    4

    Default Re: New Kid on the Block

    Hello and welcome to the forums
    Refractors: Antares 105 f/15, Celestron 150 f/8, Stellarvue NHNG 80 f/6.9, TAL 100RS f/10, TS 102 f/11, UR 70 f/10, Vixen SD115s f/7.7
    Mounts: Celestron SLT w/ pier mod & EQ-3 tripod, Celestron hypertuned CG-5 w/ tracking motor & Argo Navis, Manfrotto 028B w/ Stellarvue M2C, Manfrotto 055PRO w/ 128RC, TAL-1 HD EQ, Vixen SXP w/ HAL-130 SXG & half pier Diagonals: 2" Astro-Physics MaxBright, 2" Zeiss/ Baader prism, 2" Baader Herschel Wedge (Photo Version), 2"
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Amici prism, 2" Stellarvue Dielectric, 2" TeleVue Everbrite Eyepieces: A-Z

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

    The weakest link in the optical chain is the large nut located directly behind the
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    / camera. - Gabrielle

    Ya gotta keep this Apo/
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    thing in some balance of perspective. Apos are awesome, but long focus Achros aren't that far behind them - Siriusandthepup (CN)

    Refractors kick arse precisely because they don't hide behind excuses. That is, they have no obstructions to hide behind. - Jon Isaacs (CN)

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Gabby76 For This Useful Post:

    ww321q (02-09-2019)

  4. #3
    SpyderwerX's Avatar
    SpyderwerX is offline Neutron Sequence
    Points: 23,383, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    upstate SC
    Posts
    4,512
    Points
    23,383
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    1,955
    Thanked 1,259x 1,001 Posts

    Default Re: New Kid on the Block

    Hello JW, and welcome aboard!
    ~Frankie~ My mind: Always on...Slightly off.
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Celestron CPC1100 SCT...
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    Atlas EQ-G (EQ6) & Celestron AVX...
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    180 Mak...SkyWatcher ST150 & ST102...Orion ST80
    TeleVue Everbrite & Baader BBHS mirror and prism diagonals
    EPs: TeleVue (NJ) Plossls, Widefields, Panoptics and Naglers + 3-6 zoom: ...volcano top (T) Orthos & Kellners...Leitz Periplans...TeleVue, Astronomik, Lumicon & Baader filters..

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to SpyderwerX For This Useful Post:

    ww321q (02-09-2019)

  6. #4
    bladekeeper's Avatar
    bladekeeper is offline Super Moderator
    Points: 299,410, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 100.0%
    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
    38,453
    Points
    299,410
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    28,984
    Thanked 17,544x 11,997 Posts

    Default Re: New Kid on the Block

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for joining us!

    Bryan

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

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    f/5; Celestron C6-R f/8; ES AR127 f/6.4; ES AR127 f/9.4; Stellarvue SV102T f/7; ES AR102 f/9.8;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    MC90 f/13.3;
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    ST80A f/5; Celestron Premium 80 f/11.4; Celestron C80 f/11.4; Meade NG60 f/10
    Mounts: Celestron AVX; Bresser EXOS-2; ES Twilight I; ES Twilight II; iOptron Cube-G; AZ3/wood tripod; Vixen
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

    Eyepieces: GSO Super Plössl 40mm, 32mm, 15mm, 9mm; ES 82° Series; GSO Superview 30mm; Celestron Plössl 26mm, 20mm; ES 70° 25mm; ES Plössl 25mm; Vite Aspheric 23mm, 10mm, 4mm; Orion Expanse 20mm, 9mm; KK Ortho 18mm, 12.5mm; Bresser 70° 15mm; Coulter Optical 12.5mm; BCO 10mm; ES 62° 9mm; Zhumell Z Series 5mm
    Binoculars: Pentax PCF WP II 10×50, Bresser Corvette 10×50, Bresser Hunter 16×50 and 8×40, Garrett
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    12×60 LW, Gordon 10×50, Apogee 20×100

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


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

    Galaxy Hunter's Creed - When you play whack-a-mole, sometimes you hit 'em on the head, sometimes you miss 'em. But its always fun to play, and if you don't play, you ain't gettin no moles! - KT4HX

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to bladekeeper For This Useful Post:

    ww321q (02-09-2019)

  8. #5
    Don Quixote's Avatar
    Don Quixote is online now HYPER GIANT
    Points: 9,643, Level: 67
    Level completed: 98%, Points required for next Level: 7
    Overall activity: 16.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!5 Threads Achievement!
    Join Date
    Jun 2018
    Location
    Illinois.
    Posts
    1,517
    Points
    9,643
    Level
    67
    Thanks
    1,252
    Thanked 800x 590 Posts

    Default Re: New Kid on the Block

    Welcome aboard JW.
    Clear skies to you.
    Telescope: Mak; 127, Meade 8 LXD75, Fracs; ES127mmFcd100,ES80Essential, SW 100ED Evostar, Skychief 60mmF15. Mount: cg4, az/eq5, slt, lxd75, farpoint Para. EP: Doctor 12.5 UWA, Pentax 7-14XW, KK Ortho 4-25, Meade Plossl x3, TV 22Panoptic, Leitz 10X,12.5X, Leica 10X25 HC, Bits of other glass. Binoculars: 8x43 Pentax, 10X30 Swarovski, 25X100 Oberwerk.Cam;Nikon d90, Nikon d810.
    "The pendulum of the mind oscillates between sense and nonsense"
    "Gratuitus affermations of a dominant theory can mesmerize the unwary."

  9. The Following User Says Thank You to Don Quixote For This Useful Post:

    ww321q (02-09-2019)

  10. #6
    combat48's Avatar
    combat48 is online now HYPER GIANT
    Points: 40,877, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 66.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!Gallery Achievement!Album Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Culpeper, VA, USA
    Posts
    6,195
    Points
    40,877
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    2,931
    Thanked 2,664x 1,872 Posts

    Default Re: New Kid on the Block

    Hello JW! Welcome aboard...and well done on recovering the "Dumpster Scope"!!

    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

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to combat48 For This Useful Post:

    ww321q (02-09-2019)

  12. #7
    helicon64's Avatar
    helicon64 is online now Indy the cat
    Points: 134,293, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!Ghost Achievement! Averaging 5+ posts a day!200+ Posts Achievement!
    Awards:
    Most Friends Award!
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Berkeley, CA
    Posts
    22,663
    Points
    134,293
    Level
    100
    Thanks
    23,733
    Thanked 6,968x 5,425 Posts

    Default Re: New Kid on the Block

    Hello and Welcome to the forum!
    Michael
    Obsession 18" f/4.2, Zhumell Z10 f/4.9, ES AR 152 refractor f/6.5, Celestron Skymaster 15x70's , Bushnell 10x50's
    9x50mm RACI finder, Telrad, Rigel Quickfinder, 30mm Erfle, 9mm Plossl, and full line of ES eyepieces
    Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is Limited. Imagination Circles the World... A. Einstein


  13. The Following User Says Thank You to helicon64 For This Useful Post:

    ww321q (02-10-2019)

  14. #8
    spereira's Avatar
    spereira is offline HYPER GIANT
    Points: 12,931, Level: 78
    Level completed: 52%, Points required for next Level: 169
    Overall activity: 28.0%
    Achievements:
    First 1000 Experience Points365 Days+ Registered Achievement!750 Days+ Registered Achievement!1000 Days+ Registered Achievement!3 Years + Achievement
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Bedford, NH, USA
    Posts
    2,468
    Points
    12,931
    Level
    78
    Thanks
    535
    Thanked 501x 413 Posts

    Default Re: New Kid on the Block

    Hi JW, and welcome here to the Forum!

    smp
    Stephen
    - - - - - -

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    :
    Tele Vue TV-85
    Solar: Daystar Quark (chromosphere)
    Mount: Explore Scientific Twilight I tripod w/
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    GT mount
    Local Club: New Hampshire Astronomical Society

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

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to spereira For This Useful Post:

    ww321q (02-09-2019)

  16. #9
    ww321q's Avatar
    ww321q is offline White Dwarf
    Points: 372, Level: 7
    Level completed: 44%, Points required for next Level: 28
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Winton Ca.
    Posts
    33
    Points
    372
    Level
    7
    Thanks
    38
    Thanked 4x 4 Posts

    Default Re: New Kid on the Block

    Quote Originally Posted by combat48 View Post
    well done on recovering the "Dumpster Scope"!!

    Dave
    There's a funny story behind that too
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ww321

  17. #10
    andrewsscope's Avatar
    andrewsscope is online now HYPER GIANT
    Points: 11,811, Level: 75
    Level completed: 21%, Points required for next Level: 239
    Overall activity: 29.0%
    Achievements:
    2 Posts Achievement20 Posts Achievement!5 Threads Achievement!50 Posts Achievement!First 1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Basildon,Uk
    Posts
    1,722
    Points
    11,811
    Level
    75
    Thanks
    504
    Thanked 335x 252 Posts

    Default Re: New Kid on the Block

    Hi there welcome to the forum.
    Andy

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

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    200p upgraded
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    on eq5, Skywatcher evostar 80 ed
    Camera Gp Cam V1 mono,gp cam 290c colour

    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.
    gimp, Altair capture,Adobe cs2, Startools
    Skywatcher autofocuser,10x50 binoculars,2xbarlow,3x ed
    To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 5 or greater. You currently have 0 signatures.

  18. The Following User Says Thank You to andrewsscope For This Useful Post:

    ww321q (02-09-2019)

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. New kid on the block
    By Dave T 16 in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 10-16-2017, 08:49 PM
  2. New kid on the block
    By Carl D in forum Astronomy Beginners Forum
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 02-27-2014, 01:55 AM
  3. The new guy in the block :)
    By PolakPola in forum Forum Welcomes Introductions
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 02-23-2010, 03:09 PM
  4. New kid on the block !
    By andy_k in forum Forum Welcomes Introductions
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-24-2009, 05:34 AM
  5. New Guy on the Block
    By EyeBoy6 in forum Forum Welcomes Introductions
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-18-2009, 02:40 AM

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 10:49 PM.