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Seeking a Peek or Two

Started by RobertHowe, 08/06/2018 07:25PM
Posted 08/06/2018 07:25PM Opening Post
Hi, I'm a longtime Amart supporter who got side tracked away from astronomy by illness, a new wife, two changes of jobs in a year.  I'm getting back into the hobby but all of my old pals in this area have moved away.  So I'm looking for someone with a nice Dob or Cat to invite me over a couple of times in the next month to observe Mars at high powers.  I can squeeze 300x out of my TEC 180 but darnittall, the planet is so low in the sky that the scope is partially blocked by the walls of my observatory, I can only get about 90% of the planet in a view.  So my fancy apos are handicapped.

I live near Springfield MA, am happy to drive an hour to your home.  I'm also happy to bring some fine beers, Cuban cigars, Televue eyepieces and/or a lovely AP Traveler to complement your big scope.

Cheers and Clear Skies!


Robert Howe
Wilbraham MA

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TeleVue 85 f/7 // Astro-Physics Traveler 105 f/6 // Astro-Physics 130 f/8.35 // TEC 180 f/7
Coronado 60 DS
"Scopes, Brains and Wisdom--but no Beauty"
Posted 08/07/2018 10:17AM #1
if it's a clear night, Ninigret Observatory in Charlestown, RI is open every Friday night.  Usually a few private scopes set up as well as the 16 inch Meade in the Dome.