The all-around best catadioptric has got to be the Celestron 9.25:
And as the review states, it works very well with a Losmandy GM8 mount (the ad is not mine):
What you're asking for would cost 5-10X what you're willing to spend. You can get an entry level scope and a few cheap eyepieces for that price, but that's about it.
A decent cassegrain telescope will cost you about $1000 and is probably the best bang for buck for deep-sky and...
Ivan, think someone should lock this topic and ban (q)?
Ban me? You want to ban me because I asked you a couple of questions?
Perhaps you have an anger management issue if something as simple as being asked a question leads you to hostility.
Why don't you tell us what you REALLY think?
I do have a feeling that the Earth’s magnetic field, as well as any stray fields, may have an impact on this one way or the other.
A ‘feeling?’ What about evidence, got any of that?
I think I saw somewhere in here about someone getting headaches when around high voltage lines - I have...
I see that you are still with us O' feathered one
And I come back to find cheap shots have been taken against the humble Q. Lets look at them shall we?
(Q) is a delicate sealed vessel struggling to contain a mass of nutty notions, a pot waiting to crack. I think he secretly...
A first year student may be able to tear my theories to pieces, however they are not theories so where do we go from here?
Nowhere, you’re story does not check out, its all nonsense.
I will admit that as an inventor, I have managed to give myself an edge which means that I can dowse under...
There is too much involved to cover the whole area of mental dowsing in one go…
In other words, you have no clue?
The physical laws involved are Geomatic Flux eminating via solar flares and UV rays which cancel them, plus the aid of lunar reflection to enhance dowsing ability.
Thanks - I read them through, however there were no clear answers other than "there is no "cause" in the heavens followed by an "effect" here on Earth. Instead, both planetary and earthly events happen simultaneously and are mutually reflective. Neither is the other here on the Earth below."...
I feel I have simplified the workings of mental dowsing down to a few physical laws as to why, when and how mental dowsing works.
Please explain - what physical laws exactly? How does mental dowsing work exactly?
One point I wish to make is that mental dowsing is as real as any other of...
So, how exactly do planets millions/billions of miles away affect us?
And why do no two astrologers ever agree on their premonitions?
I don't ever remember Astrology being associated with science - when did that happen?
try to think through realistic and logical trains of thought about how their ships operate.
This is where the UFO nutters lose it as they can never understand the physics behind their so-called “realistic and logical trains of thought” yet press on with their claims stating that aliens MUST...
While searching a topic on Google, I ran across a link that lead to Physicsforums so I clicked the link.
The next thing I knew, my computer was under massive attack. Viruses were being delivered as anti-virus warning windows began popping up. Spybots and Malware were being delivered - found...
Yes, it presumes such a mechanism exists.
Kinda like presuming aliens are visiting Earth with UFO's?
No, it may annoy you to be quoted verbatim to have said something you later denied having said, but my primary intention wasn't to annoy you.
Then you either misunderstood or I failed...
No, I have been nitpicking your argument from the start.
I suppose. Others do it just because they were taught that it works with no explanation of the mechanism
That would presume such a mechanism existed and whether or not it worked. So far, no such mechanism has been...
You must be beginning to concede the argument as you now turn your attention away to nitpicking mine.
If you insist that everything be spelled out for you then so be it.
No you said "dowser":
A dowser is a self-professed individual who claims to find things via divination...
Beat it up all that you want. That's why we have this forum
Gee thanks – that’s what I thought I was doing yet some here are taking it personally as if their whole life’s beliefs were hanging in the balance.
I contacted Greg and he confirms that you did contact him six months ago or so...
Earlier you agreed the dowsers better-than-chance success in finding pipes was due to him being a "burried pipe expert".
Now you are backpedaling and denying there is ever any better-than-chance success.
No, I agreed a buried pipe expert might have better than chance success, not a dowser. A...
Shall we move on now?
Shall we move on to what?
Anyone think that may play a roll in the ability to dowse?
You would first have to establish that there are actual “abilities” to dowsing. And since none have been established and the fact that dowsing is pure chance, I would say no...
No, a fact.
your outlandish opinion
No, an outlandish fact.
you must not find much entertainment elsewhere
I find entertainment almost everywhere - I'm utterly amazed at the things people believe.
Imagine, some people actually believe that the planets in our...
Do only loons listen to other people's stories without judging; without the need to make declarations of true or false?
I’ve heard plenty of loons agree with other loons. I’ve also seen plenty of loons disagree vehemently with other loons.
None of the loons had a clue.
Q, you seem to...
many of the skeptics type also forget the importance it is for those seeking more understanding of our world around us.
No,no, no. Sorry, I had to do that.
It’s not possible to forget since the entire point of being skeptical is to seek understanding. It is the crank/loon that confuses and...
i always did find it interesting how these skeptic types were such huge Lord of the Ring fans...
Sorry, never read the books or saw the movies. I hear the movies have great battle scenes with very strange looking characters. I also heard about an 'Ent' - talking tree?
so, what skeptic are you referring to that is saying no, no, no?
Probably the same ones you refer, but I've not yet seen any here. My point was to state how easy it is to get to the point of saying no, no,no. I have never simply made a post with that kind of response but I have seen it on...
there are many who just want to be labeled as a skeptic, thus they no, no, no everything instead of really use an honest objective judgement and find out for themselves.
So far, I’ve not seen anyone here simply state no,no,no. Perhaps you could point out these many members who do that, as I...
The unusual part is that the dowser puts what he knows together and comes up with the right answer without consciously deliberating about it. I am suggesting that he is tapping into the same prodigious ability that autistic math wizards use when they perform astonishing calculations in their...
and when those skeptics get to that point, they are no better then the "cranks and loons" you accuse of being ridiculous.
At least the skeptic isn't the one making ridiculous claims. And of course, the skeptic allows the crank/loon a chance to present his case while pointing out the flaws. If...
Of course I would Q. That is really the whole point isn't it.
Yes, but the likeliness of biased results and lack of scientific method is very high all things considered.
In the future, if you feel that I am acting dishonestly or unfairly please file a complaint with Greg or Chroot. You...