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Posts Made By: Theodore Smith

August 24, 2005 06:27 AM Forum: Celestron

OTA Cover

Posted By Theodore Smith

Anybody know where I can acquire an objective lens cover for a Celestron C5? Thanks, Ted

March 7, 2006 07:45 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Camera Lens to eyepiece connection

Posted By Theodore Smith

There have been plenty of people (myself included) who have connected telescopes of various sizes to cameras and taken photos, but who has gone the other way: connected an eyepiece to a telephoto camera lens, and how did you do it?

June 11, 2006 04:33 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Pair of Ospreys

Posted By Theodore Smith

I shot this picture of this pair of ospreys while my wife and I were out walking the dogs at the boat ramp on
Grass Island off Guilford, Connecticut. She appears to be sitting on some eggs. Heavy overcast in background. Camera is an Olympus E1 with a Zuiko
OM 400 mm telephoto supported on a monopod.

Theodore Smith
Guilford, CT

June 25, 2006 10:32 AM Forum: Beginning Astronomy?

Observing Sites

Posted By Theodore Smith

Where, in Southern and Central Connecticut do you do your astronical observing from? (NOT "My driveway."}

Guilford, CT

August 17, 2006 07:16 PM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Osprey Adults and Chicks

Posted By Theodore Smith

The proud couple had two kids; I shot these around the end of July.

February 24, 2008 07:22 PM Forum: Digital SLR AstroPhotography

Lunar Eclipse from Guilford, CT

Posted By Theodore Smith

I know this is old news but I thought I'd post anyway: the weather gods cooperated at the last minute. We had a high thin overcast which dissipated at totality so I took a few whacks at the moon with my camera and scope.

Olympus E330 behind a Celestron C5 with a .63 reducer, all riding on a CG5 equatorial mount; exposures varied from about 1/250 second on the full moon to 4 or 5 seconds on the eclipsed moon.

Total eclipse.

Ted Smith
Guilford, CT

July 22, 2011 05:57 PM Forum: Coronado-Lunt-DayStar Solar Filters

First Light with a Lunt 60 mm Ha scope....

Posted By Theodore Smith

with a Vixen 24-8mm zoom....saw lots of prominences at about 7 to 8 o'clock position; some detail on the sun's disk...Holy cats; this is what viewing the sun in H alpha is all about. Tough to stay out in 100 deg F though; besides which the office needed me back for the afternoon penance in front of the computer, but make no mistake, I will be back for more!

August 11, 2011 08:06 PM Forum: Equipment Talk

Webcam for Astrophoto

Posted By Theodore Smith

What webcam for astrophotography do you recommend that is compatible with Windows 7 32-bit OS that would have good control of exposure, gamma, etc? ('scuse me if I am revealing my ignorance....)

March 20, 2012 07:26 AM Forum: Equipment Talk

Diameter of Celestron 11 SCT

Posted By Theodore Smith

Does anybody know what the outside diameter of an 11 inch Celestron SCT is?

May 25, 2012 05:44 PM Forum: Prayer Line

I don't know how to address this.....

Posted By Theodore Smith

...and I usually don't do this, but there's a first time for everything....My father died on May 6 in his sleep after several years of the Grim Reaper chasing him down with congestive heart failure, so now he is beyond our mortal help. My wife is in the hospital tonight suffering what appears to be acute liver failure from secondary liver cancer caused by a metastasis of breast cancer, and the prognosis is Not Good at best. Whatever calls on God, or Goddess of whatever name by which you know Him/Her, you might have to offer that could help influence the course of events would be most gratefully appreciated.