Dave, I was up in Statesboro doing some observing from the rooftop of the physics building when what I first thought was a slow lazy satellite. I had forgotten about the Titan launch, when the 2nd stage lit, I remembered then. We watched both pieces for several minutes until it was well out into the northern sky and began heading for the horizon. What I thought was strange is that both pieces remained naked eye for such a long time after separation. With the Shuttle, after the SRB’s separate you need binoculars to keep up with them and they are usually lost in a minute or two. Bob
Dave, I’d vote for a LX90. Works well in alt/az and can be polar aligned with a wedge if needed. 31lbs for the upper and the tripod is slightly less. Next choice would be a small 6 or 8” dob. The ETX 125’s are ok, but the long focal ratio is a bit of a drawback. If space is premium then get a good set of binoculars. They can be really impressive for some objects. I keep a set with me where ever I travel.
Brian, Thank you for all you hard work in keeping this forum available. You have put in a great deal of work for others to enjoy. I am having minor trouble with the styles. I have been able to change them to different looks but I can’t seem to make them stick after I log off. It always defaults to “Colbalt 2”. What am I missing or is this normal?