Hometown: Calgary, AB
June 19, 2008
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The Great Falls Observatory Park seems to be the best site in the DC area. Big Meadows (Shenandoah) is quite nice but Spruce Knob is better.
I have a Celestron CGE (Computerized German Equatorial) - 9.25". The CGE, with the equatorial mount, is pretty good for taking photos. I'm usually looking for more accessories.
I bought the Orion Deep Space Color Imager II but I find it awkward to use. I also have a DSLR - Canon XSi (12MP) & T-ring adapter. It seems to be much easier to work with.
I use "TheSky" (Software Bisque) - the telescope control seems to work with a variety of scopes.
Hobbies are more fun when shared. Much can be learned talking with people of similar interests.