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Re: 8" F/9. Had to Happen.

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  • izar21093
    What TMB/Mount combination do you have? Bill G ... of ... skies ... the ... Only ... like I ... Saturn ... I ... back ... 5:29
    Message 1 of 9 , Nov 30, 2002
      What TMB/Mount combination do you have?

      Bill G
      *****




      --- In tmboptical@y..., "Tube Tim" <potentate@c...> wrote:
      > --- In tmboptical@y..., "akovacsy" <adk@i...> wrote:
      > >> Hi Jim / Arpad et. al.
      >
      > I checked the jet stream info for the night in question and it looks
      > like your area was `lucky` enough to be caught right in the middle
      of
      > a pincher effect with two jet streams colliding. This is the first
      > time I've seen this on the maps; looked bad for the seeing.
      >
      > For what it's worth I got home Thursday night and about 11PM the
      skies
      > cleared and it was looking great, 62 degrees out. Set the TMB on
      the
      > mount and in no more than 5 minutes went from clear to completly
      > clouded in. By the time I got the TMB back inside and covered the
      > mount it was raining.
      >
      > Clear Skies,
      >
      > Tim
      >
      >
      > > Hi Jim,
      > > I experienced the same seeing north of you in Washington, DC.
      Only
      > > I stayed up till 4:00 AM rather than getting up then. Sounds
      like I
      > > didn't miss anything. Better luck to both of us next time.
      > > Arpad
      > >
      > > --- In tmboptical@y..., "jimhp29401us" <thefamily90@h...> wrote:
      > > > At the Observatory at 4:15 AM this morning. Cold! 24 degrees.
      > > First
      > > > to Saturn. With the two 16mm orthos and binoviewer(365X),
      Saturn
      > > was
      > > > difficult to focus. Then it would settle just for an instant so
      I
      > > > could see that it Was in focus! At times the entire image of
      > > Saturn
      > > > would come in and "out of focus". Hmmm, I thought. Not a good
      > > sign. I
      > > > turned to Jupiter. Not much better, although rarely ...naw, not
      > > > really. Finally the moon. I enjoyed the view of Aristarchus and
      > > > traveled the terminator N and S. Seeing no better. I crawled
      back
      > > > into bed and pulled up the covers. I looked over and it was
      5:29
      > > AM.
      > > >
      > > > Jim
    • Tube Tim
      ... I m using a AP-900 and TMB-152. It s a nice combination, the AP900 is up to the task of film astrophotography. Tim
      Message 2 of 9 , Dec 1, 2002
        --- In tmboptical@y..., "izar21093" <izar@j...> wrote:
        > What TMB/Mount combination do you have?
        >
        > Bill G
        > *****
        >
        > >> Hi Bill,


        I'm using a AP-900 and TMB-152. It's a nice combination, the AP900 is
        up to the task of film astrophotography.


        Tim
      • izar21093
        Sounds like a nice setup. I have a TMB 100/800 CNC on a CI-700. Bill G ... is
        Message 3 of 9 , Dec 1, 2002
          Sounds like a nice setup. I have a TMB 100/800 CNC on a CI-700.

          Bill G
          *****


          --- In tmboptical@y..., "Tube Tim" <potentate@c...> wrote:
          > --- In tmboptical@y..., "izar21093" <izar@j...> wrote:
          > > What TMB/Mount combination do you have?
          > >
          > > Bill G
          > > *****
          > >
          > > >> Hi Bill,
          >
          >
          > I'm using a AP-900 and TMB-152. It's a nice combination, the AP900
          is
          > up to the task of film astrophotography.
          >
          >
          > Tim
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