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by Paul D
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Numerous planets alligned
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Numerous planets alligned

Glad it wasn't moons :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Paul D
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Great Conjunction Streaming Live NOW
Replies: 2
Views: 45

Great Conjunction Streaming Live NOW

Here is the link to see the great conjunction now. I would imagine it will continue till the end.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glhB1lsfcVs
by Paul D
Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: New pier concept
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: New pier concept

I have seen one of these set up at my local Home Depot. Very smart design and I think for the material and the ease of use its well worth the money. I at first didn't think it would be sturdy being that the base is only 100lbs and the 5 stackables together are 300lbs. But this thing is sturdy. The b...
by Paul D
Sun Nov 29, 2020 12:59 am
Forum: Reviews
Topic: The Night Sky Observer's Guide
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Re: The Night Sky Observer's Guide

Roger, Great review and a great series of books. Unfortunately as of right now the books are no longer available from Willmann-Bell. They closed down shop about a month ago. But they are currently in talks with a buyer, hopefully these and other books will once again be available. A whole discussion...
by Paul D
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M33 Triangulum Galaxy
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: M33 Triangulum Galaxy

Paul, you must have had some of that great Gearys Ale made in Portland to be able to see that much detail with a scope :P Frank, Gouldsboro Maine is rated a 2 on the bortle scale. For comparison Stellafane is a 5 on the bortle scale. It is really a dark site and its amazing what you can see under a...
by Paul D
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: The Imager's Studio
Topic: M33 Triangulum Galaxy
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: M33 Triangulum Galaxy

That's a great image Roger. When I was in Gouldsboro Maine, you could see that level of detail in M33 in the eyepiece. Under a dark sky that galaxy is amazing it looks like a big smudge naked eye. After my trip M33 became one of my favorite galaxies.
by Paul D
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Observing Reports 2020
Topic: Observing in Maine
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Re: Observing in Maine

Steve, I wanted to go to Mount Desert Island and check out Acadia National Park. But hours the park was open were very limited due to Covid and I had the sense that they state was not favoring seeing a car from Rhode Island driving around. My little convoy got stopped once by a game warden and he qu...
by Paul D
Mon Sep 21, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Digital Setting Circles
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Digital Setting Circles

Bruce, along with the one that is mounted on your ground board you should also have another longer one that mounts to your rocker box. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50370364987_0fef1c3dc5_z.jpg 20170906_101142 by kyphoron , on Flickr Also if you are going to order one I would do it now, most s...
by Paul D
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Observing Reports 2020
Topic: Observing in Maine
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Observing in Maine

To end off my weeks vacation I was invited to my sisters new house in Gouldsboro Maine. She said I had to come up because the skies were so dark. Well she wasn't kidding. This is a light pollution map of Gouldsboro Maine and Stellafane for comparison. Gouldsboro https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/5...
by Paul D
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Galileo's Gabfest
Topic: Digital Setting Circles
Replies: 10
Views: 568

Re: Digital Setting Circles

Bruce if its an older dob you might want to replace them with higher steps. You can see how many steps the encoders are by looking on the encoder its self. I would say the one you have are probably 4000 steps. This is where I bought my encoders from. I would do nothing lower than 10,000 steps. Most ...