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Some Dude With A Mak- Cass

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  1. Imaging targets for tonight - HELP!

    nice views of uranus, they look really good! what kind of scope are you using again?
  2. Imaging targets for tonight - HELP!

    the moon looks good, nice detail. hopefully tonight will be better, if you decide to try again. something you can try is to make sure that the laptop will connect with the mount BEFORE its time to use it, like test it during the daytime rather than wait till night. good luck!!
  3. Imaging targets for tonight - HELP!

    i don't know much about imaging, although i do plan on doing it at some point. but as for ideas, i personally would go for clusters, nebulae, and galaxies. if you want specific targets, you could try the crab nebula if its visible where and when you will be tonight.
  4. Spaghetti nebula

    hoping to get my first job over the summer, fingers crossed that i will be able to afford some good stuff by next fall. thats if algebra doesn't kill me first, of course.
  5. Spaghetti nebula

    im 15.. so maybe its closer than i think!!
  6. Spaghetti nebula

    thats awesome!! someday i hope to capture images like this myself, but for now its just a dream..
  7. Orion Build-A-Scope 8" IntelliScope Dobsonian

    ooh.. definitely checking that out.
  8. Orion Build-A-Scope 8" IntelliScope Dobsonian

    DIY wasn't even an a psiibility to me until now, but.. it looks really possible, and my dad is a gimungous DIY geek. we once made a leaf blower- powered hovercraft that actually floated about 1-3 inches off the ground once, I'm sure he would love to do this. hmm.. i need to look into DIYing a dob. is it hard? i would assume the hardest part would be the optics, but making the frame should be easy since we have made frames for stuff a lot before.
  9. Orion Build-A-Scope 8" IntelliScope Dobsonian

    just seeing such great scopes makes me a little bit jealous.. someday. someday ill buy one...
  10. Orion Build-A-Scope 8" IntelliScope Dobsonian

    aah. that makes sense. i wasn't even thinking of how the wind might affect the tube, but with a dob that a very real consideration i guess. thats something i will have to remember, its a big issue for a big scope. is that why truss tubes have trusses rather than tubes? with the tube mostly holes it wouldn't blow around so much, right?
  11. Orion Build-A-Scope 8" IntelliScope Dobsonian

    hmm. seems backwards to me, but then again a dob might overexpose the camera and it might mess up the image. is that the issue here?
  12. Orion Build-A-Scope 8" IntelliScope Dobsonian

    hmm.. i don't like the smaller aperture, and i have yet to learn much about EQ mounts, but i need to learn EQs anyway so this might be the way to do it. i don't want to buy a mount i don't know how to use, but i have to buy an EQ at some point so maybe this is when ill do it.
  13. Orion Build-A-Scope 8" IntelliScope Dobsonian

    thats essentially what I'm planning on. I'm thinking a telrad might be the way to go, but i need more research first. i can't afford a good focuser so I'm getting the stock one, but at some point i will be replacing it with something better. i have a $1000/year budget, so i can really afford to buy some good gear. i might get a filter for LP, but the only accessories i know i want is a case for the optical tube and a collimator. this stuff all puts my price at a manageable $766, so it should work out. i really want to do AP but I'm still very new to astronomy, so i don't expect to be doing AP for a few years.
  14. Orion Build-A-Scope 8" IntelliScope Dobsonian

    i have to single you out, john. you have commented on every single post i have made on here, and have always been very helpful and kept me from wasting my money at least once. thanks for all your help!! and from what i can see, the intelliscope is just a normal dob, just more customizable. i did the math and i can only fit the cheapest options into my price range, so at least it will still be worth it.
  15. Orion Build-A-Scope 8" IntelliScope Dobsonian

    ill try there to. i see your in the US, and i know some other people are as well, but i do notice like 80% of people are in the EU.