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jmr.6@att.net

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  1. This time of year when the sky is clear M81-82 are on my observing list every session. I can see them(albeit small) in my 10x50, then I move up to my 12x60's,then in my SV80 Nighthawk and when I have out the big scope Meade 10in. SCT. They are like old friends now. Sometimes I start with them, sometimes I finish with them. They're a great pair and the "newbies" love 'em too! Clear skies to all . JMR
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    Observing site, Images

    Here is my main observing site and a couple of images and my gear.(when I get them uploaded)
  3. For my 2 cents I would say go for the 20x80's if price is not an issue. A slightly wider field and more light gathering than the 70mm. I have been thinking of getting a pair of those myself! I currently own 12x60's from Stellarvue and Celestron Nature series 10x50's that I really enjoy! When I don't feel like setting up my scope's(10in. SCT, SV80mm Nighthawk and C-90) grabbing the bino's for a quick look is as easy as it gets! JMR
  4. Before I am finished typing this reply billions of neutrinos have passed through the Earth and me and you. They very small and hard to detect.The supernova just sent a new stream that we are just now being bombarded with.Detection may go up some, and yes those new particles and protons are 21 million tears old but "new" to us. JMR
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    Newbie

    Hello newbie, May I suggest a small fast refractor first,like a 80mm f-5(Orion makes a great one) rich-field telescope. It's pretty cheap and it will get you started. And when you want to boost your light gathering ability(and you will!) a nice 8in(200mm) Dobsonian will show you thousands of objects for not much more than the little refractor! I hope that helps a little. I'm sure others have excellent advise for you as well. Always look up!...JMR
  6. I see more and more every time I set up. I'm thinking it must be an imaging nightmare for many people. It was kinda' fun at first(20+yrs ago) following them through the sky some very bright and some "blinking" on and off. But now it's getting a little annoying really. But hey, some folks really like chasing them and I will not begrudge them one bit!..Always look up!...JMR
  7. Will this object be visible in an 80mm refractor? Are the "numbers" in yet? Would like to see that....JMR
  8. Now I want one! I have everything but a Dob(sure is purdy!)
  9. Very interesting! Perhaps I read or scrolled too fast but I didn't notice if any of these reviews comment about Lumicon filters? I have (2) UHC and Deep Sky filters from Lumicon. I haven't tried an OIII yet but I like my UHC allot! It's "older" but a "gooder"! I use the Deep Sky when I'm near city lights and it seems to produce greenish stars but it does cut down light pollution quite well. Next time I'll read more slowly and look at more pages just to be sure I get all the "dope" on on these filters. I also noted that you folks across the pond have a lot of Sky Watcher scopes? Always look up!..JMR
  10. Hello all, My name is John M. Reilly. I live in Nevada City California on the western slope of the Sierra's at approx.3500ft.(not sure how many meters?) The skies are quite dark most of the time. I have been in this hobby for the better part of 25yrs. My equipment includes a 10in. Meade LX6 f-6.3,SV 80mm Nighthawk f-7 aplanat,C-90,Meade DS 2090 GoTo,Vivitar 7x50, SV12x60 binoculars(kunming I think?) I look forward to sharing info and humor with other like minded folks! Always look up!...JMR
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