Lawbabeak settled the Great Wyoming Telescope debate by giving me her Meade EXT-90 UHTC Spotting Scope. The brash side of me is lamenting the fact that I didn't get an 8 inch with a drive and so will not return with amazing photos of the andromeda galaxy, but the practical side of me is rejoicing that I won't be lugging 100 lbs of telescope halfway across the country and then trying to figure out where to store it in Castle Roswell when we get back.
I can't find my t-mount adapter (I didn't look really hard) but this is what you get if you just hold your camera to the back of the EXT:
The fact that I'm using a camera tripod with a tilt/pan head I think pretty much assures me that I will be able to find Very Little in the sky anyway, however, I think the key is to view imposed limitations as challenges. Perhaps I shall use the moon and starlight for a series of super-long night exposures of the Wyoming landscape. We Shall See!
Today trillian_stars and whafford and I went to my parents house. There are two oak trees that my sister and I planted as acorns when we were kids. They're fifty feet tall now. I had an overpowering urge to climb mine and sit in the branches and read a book.
I'm behind on my article for We Killed Amanda Palmer so I need to stop blogging and start writing.
Have a swell day. Read a book in a tree if you can.